Julian Edelman is a famous American football player widely known for his exploits in the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
Edelman holds Patriots’ franchise record for the longest punt return and the most punts returned for touchdowns which have been a key figure in the team’s offence. This was obvious in the playoffs and The Pats’ two Super Bowl victories. His performance was top-notch in Super Bowl XLIX just as his fantastic shoestring catch at Super Bowl LI contributed to the team’s victory.
Unfortunately, his 2017 season ended prematurely after he suffered ACL injury during the New England’s preseason matchup with the Detroit Lions, thus, he was absent in Super Bowl LII.
Julian Edelman – Bio
Julian Edelman was born in Redwood City, California on May 12, 1986, to Angela and Frank Edelman. His ancestry is said to include Greek, English, Scottish, Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and German. He was raised a Christian.
Edelman attended Woodside High School in California. After high school, he spent a year at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent State University, where he studied business management.
Edelman began playing American football right from his High school days. He was a quarterback for the Woodside High School. In 2004, he led the school’s football team to a 13–0 win. His high school career ended with 2,237 yards, 29 touchdowns passing, 964 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing.
Edelman’s love for football didn’t end in High school. He played for the San Mateo College the little time he was there. He recorded 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns before he transferred to Kent State University to study business management.
At Kent State University, he was a three-year starter at quarterback. He later became the Golden Flashes’ leading passer, completing almost 60% of passes (56% to be precise – 153 of 275 passes for 1,820 yards), throwing 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Also, he became a leading rusher, gaining 1,370 yards on 215 attempts (an average of 6.4 yards per carrying) and scoring 13 touchdowns. It is said that these figures broke Joshua Cribbs’s single-season school record, set in 2003.
In 2009 Edelman joined The New England Patriots. By August the same year, he scored his first professional points in a pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles but couldn’t continue the season due to a broken arm.
Several years later (in 2013), Edelman became a hero when he scored both of New England’s touchdowns in their 23–21 win over the Buffalo Bills. He became the NFL’s all-time leader in career punt return average with 13.0 yards per return, surpassing the 12.8-yard average of former Chicago Bear George McAfee.
The next year, Edelman played 14 games for the Patriots and achieved 92 receptions for 972 yards, as well as 4 touchdowns. He completed the 2016 season receiving yards on 98 catches.
In 2017, Edelman reviewed a two-year, $11 million contract extension with the Patriots. While this extended his stay with the team and pleased a major bulk of the New England Patriots’ fan base, many were disappointed when it became apparent that the 2017 season has failed to end well for the wide receiver. He sustained an ACL injury during the New England’s preseason matchup with the Detroit Lions. For this reason, he won’t take part in the 2018 Super Bowl clash. Too bad huh?
Julian Edelman’s Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter
Edelman has never been married so there is no wife or ex-wife anywhere. But then, the handsome Sportsman has dated a couple of women in the past.
He dated Swedish model, Ella Rose with whom he had a daughter they named Lily. She was born on the 30th day of November 2016. Before Rose, Edelman was romantically linked to AnnaLynne McCord. That was in 2014.
Meanwhile, it is known that The Pats’ star was in a relationship with Brazilian Model, Adriana Lima from 2016 to early 2017. Rumour has it that the relationship fell apart when Lima wished for a child and Edelman refused. It is said that the man specified that he doesn’t want to have more kids. Lima wasn’t cool with that, and the love collapsed. As at the time of this report, there are no reasons to doubt that Julian Edelman is single.
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Height, Weight and Net Worth
The 31 years old NFL player is 1.73 m tall and weighs around 90 kg.
Though Edelman may not be pocketing huge pay as much as some of the superstar receivers in the league, he certainly isn’t broke. The Super Bowl Champion has an estimated net worth of $9 million.
As at 2014, his annual salary was $1 million. It later increased to $3 million in 2017. Edelman has earned over $9 million from his endorsements deals with companies like Puma, Google Glass, and many more.
This dude sure knows how to spend his money by giving himself a well-desired treat after each season. In 2015, he bought himself a luxurious condo in Boston’s Back Bay. With 2000 sq ft of living space, the condo comes with three bedrooms and two baths. While the exact price of the condo is not known, it has commonly been assumed that the star acquired the home for $2.2 million.
As for his cars, Edelman owns an Audi Q7, BMW, Porsche, and Ferrari.