Get to know Julian Edelman: Stats, records and more


Julian Francis Edelman was selected in the seventh round (232nd overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2009 NFL Draft.

A quarterback in college, Edelman switched to wide receiver in the pros and developed into one of the most trusted targets for Tom Brady in addition to becoming a legendary postseason performer.

Get to know more about Edelman, who retired second all-time in NFL postseason history in both receiving yards and receptions behind only Jerry Rice.

Julian Edelman's bio

  • Height: 5-foot-10
  • Weight: 198 pounds
  • Birthdate: May 22, 1986
  • Birthplace: Redwood City, California
  • College: College of San Mateo, Kent State
  • NFL experience: 12 years
  • Jersey number: 11

Julian Edelman's career stats

Here are some of Julian Edelman's notable career achievements and statistics:

  • Super Bowl LIII MVP
  • Three-time Super Bowl champion (2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Two-time Super Bowl runner-up (2011, 2017)
  • Two-time AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • 2016 Week 17 AFC Offensive Player of the Week
  • Second all-time in postseason in receiving yards (1,142 over 19 games)
  • Second all-time in postseason in receptions (118 over 19 games)
  • Career stats:
    • 620 receptions
    • 6,822 receiving yards
    • 36 touchdown receptions
    • 413 rushing yards on 58 attempts
    • 4 punt return touchdowns
    • 1 fumble return touchdown
    • Passing: 6 for 6, 128 yards, 1 TD

Julian Edelman's contract info

Edelman retired in April 2021, when his contract was voided following a failed physical.

For his career, Edelman earned more than $44 million.

Julian Edelman's college career

Julian Edelman played one year of junior college football at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent State University, where he played three years for coach Doug Martin. Kent State was the only FBS school to offer Edelman a scholarship out of San Mateo.

Edelman played quarterback for the Golden Flashes, completing 385 of 706 passes (54.5 percent) for 4,997 yards, 30 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. A dual threat quarterback, he also rushed for 2,483 yards on 502 attempts (4.9 yards per carry) and 22 touchdowns.

As a senior, Edelman led the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in yards per rush, at 6.4. 

Kent State went 13-23 (9-15 MAC) during Edelman's three years on campus and did not appear in any bowl games.

Meet Julian Edelman's family

Edelman is the son of Angela and Frank Edelman. He has a brother, Jason, and a sister, Nicole.

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