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Julian Edelman
WR #11
Height:
5-10
Weight:
198
Age:
25
College:
Kent State
Hometown:
Redwood City, Calif.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2011):

REC
4
YDS
34
AVG
8.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Long TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
TOTAL 48 479 -- 40 1 8 27 -- 13 0 5 1
2011 NE 13 0 4 34 8.5 11 0 4 8 2.0 6 0 3 1
2010 NE 15 3 7 86 12.3 40 0 2 14 7.0 13 0 1 0
2009 NE 11 7 37 359 9.7 29 1 2 5 2.5 5 0 1 0
Recent Games
WK Opp Result Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
1 @MIA W 38-24 1 9 9.0 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 SD W 35-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF L 31-34 1 5 5.0 5 0 2 3 1.5 5 0 -- --
4 @OAK W 31-19 1 11 11.0 11 0 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 -- --
5 NYJ W 30-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 DAL W 20-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @PIT L 17-25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 NYG L 20-24 0 2 -- 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
10 @NYJ W 37-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 KC W 34-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @PHI W 38-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 IND W 31-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
14 @WAS W 34-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @DEN W 41-23 1 7 7.0 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 MIA W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
17 BUF W 49-21 -- -- -- -- -- 1 6 6.0 6 0 -- --

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Biography

Julian Edelman was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ... (7/23/09).
Career Transactions
Julian Edelman was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ... (7/23/09).

Career Highlights
Career GP/GS (Playoffs): 26/10(2/2)
  • In 2010, set a franchise record for the highest punt return average in a single-season with a 15.3-yard average, which led the AFC and finished second in the NFL behind Chicago's Devin Hester.
  • Set a franchise record with a 94-yard punt return for a touchdown vs Miami (1/2/11).

Seasonal Reviews

2011 (12/0)

  • Returned two punts for eight yards against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Played on offense and special teams, catching one 7-yard pass, returning three punts for 23 yards, and making three special teams tackles against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Played on defense and special teams against Washington, making three tackles and two special teams tackles. Returned two punts for a total of 18 yards (12/11).
  • Saw time in all three phases against the Colts and returned two punts for 15 yards as well as two kickoffs for 48 yards (12/4).
  • Played in all three phases of the game, making four tackles and returning two punts for 13 yards against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Chiefs after returning a punt 72 yards for a touchdown. Played in al three phases of the game lining up at wide receiver as well as makng one tackle at cornerback and one special teams tackle (11/21).
  • Saw some time on offense as well as special teams, returning one punt 16 yards against the Jets (11/13). Played the last few minutes of the game at cornerback, making one tackle
  • Played on special teams and in a reserve role on offense. Returned five punts for 17 yards and one kickoff 22 yards, fumbling once against the Giants (11/6).
  • Was inactive due to injury against the Jets (10/9) and Cowboys (10/16).
  • Caught one 11-yard pass an rushed once for a one-yard loss against the Raiders. Recorded one 15-yard punt return and ran back two kicks for a total of 47 yards (10/2).
  • Saw increased playing time against the Bills with Aaron Hernandez out due to injury, making one 5-yard catch and carrying the ball twice for three yards. Returned three punts for 31 yards and three kickoffs for 63 yards, including a 29-yard return (9/25).
  • Returned two kickoffs for a total of 39 yards against the Chargers (9/18).
  • Returned five punts for 59 yards, returned two kicks for 65 yards, including a career-long 37-yard return, and caught one 9-yard pass in a reserve role against the Dolphins (9/12).


2010 (15/3,1/1)

  • Returned one punt 13 yards against the Jets (12/6).
  • Returned three punts 47 yards, including one 28-yard return against the Lions (11/25).
  • Saw time in a reserve role against the Colts and recorded one fair catch on a punt (11/21).
  • Returned one punt 12 yards and had two fair catches against the Steelers (11/14).
  • Saw time in a reserve role against the Browns (11/7).
  • Played in a reserve role against Minnesota, returning one punt four yards (10/31).
  • Saw time as a backup wide receiver against San Diego and returned two punts for 37 yards, including a 34-yard return, his second-longest career return (10/24).
  • Played in a reserve role at wide receiver against the Ravens and returned two punts for a total of 16 yards (10/17).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Dolphins (10/4).
  • Started his first game of the season and had three catches for eight yards and a one-yard rush against Buffalo (9/26).
  • Made his 2010 debut playing at third wide receiver and punt returner against the Jets (9/19).
  • Was inactive due to injury for the season opener against the Bengals (9/12).

2009

  • Played in 11 games with seven starting assignments and finished the year with 37 receptions for 359 yards and one touchdown, 11 kickoff returns for 241 yards, six punt returns for 63 yards and two rushing attempts for five yards.
  • Started in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10) and led the team with six catches for 44 yards with two touchdown passes. Also returned one punt for 28 yards. Became the first Patriots rookie to catch two touchdown passes in a postseason game when he scored on a 6-yard pass from Tom Brady in the second quarter and a 1-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.
  • Was inactive for the season-opener vs. Buffalo (9/14) and missed four games due to injury: at Tampa Bay (10/25), vs. Miami (11/8), at New Orleans (11/30) and at Miami (12/6).
  • Made his NFL debut at the New York Jets (9/20) when he started in place of an injured Wes Welker. Led the team with eight receptions for 98 yards.
  • Hauled in his first career touchdown reception at Indianapolis (11/5) on a 9-yard pass from Tom Brady in the second quarter.
  • Set career-highs with 10 catches for 103 yards in the regular-season finale at Houston (1/3), seeing increased action following a first quarter injury to Wes Welker.

College
  • Played in 31 games to finish his career at Kent State with 4,997 yards passing and 2,664 yards rushing.
  • Compiled a career high 3,190 yards of total offense in his senior season with the Golden Flashes and finished his career with 30 touchdown passes and 22 rushing scores.
  • Was the Golden Flashes' starting quarterback as a senior in 2008, playing in 12 games and completing 153-of-275 passes for 1,820 yards and 13 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.
  • Posted record-setting numbers as a redshirt freshman quarterback at the College of San Mateo in 2005.
  • Was named the Most Valuable Player in All-State Region I by the California Community College Football Coaches Association.
  • Passed for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for a school-record 1,253 yards and 17 scores .
  • Helped lead San Mateo to an 8-3 record and second-place finish in the NorCal Conference.

Personal
  • Julian Edelman was born May 22, 1986 to Angie and Francis Edelman.
  • As senior at Woodside (Calif.) High School in 2004, led the Wildcats to a 13-0 record and Central Coast Section championship and was named first-team all-league and all-county.
  • Totaled 2,237 passing yards and 29 touchdowns in his high school career and also rushed for 964 yards and 13 touchdowns.
  • Majored in business management at Kent State.

Extra Points
  • Growing up as an undersized quarterback with a good arm and all kinds of athleticism, Julian Edelman had visions of being the next Doug Flutie.
  • A quarterback at Kent State, he passed for 1,820 yards as a senior and added 1,551 rushing yards to break the shool's single-season record for total offense set by Joshua Cribbs (now with Cleveland) in 2003.

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