Today in Patriots History
Happy 35th birthday to Julian Edelman
Born May 22, 1986 in Redwood City, California
Patriot WR/PR/DB, 2009-2020; uniform #11
Pats 7th round (232nd overall) selection of the 2009 draft, from Kent State
- Holds the career postseason franchise record for receptions with 115, which ranks second-most in NFL history (behind only Jerry Rice).
- Holds the career postseason franchise record for most games with 100+ yards receiving with six; (also second-most in NFL History behind Rice).
- Caught the winning touchdown in Super Bowl 49 with 2:06 to play.
- MVP of Super Bowl 52 vs the Rams; one of just seven wide receivers to win that award.
- Three-time Super Bowl champion has been in 19 playoff games (13-6 record).
- Holds NFL postseason record for longest pass completion by a non-QB (51 yard TD to Danny Amendola vs Baltimore in AFC Divisional game, Jan 10, 2015).
- Ranks second in NFL history with 1,442 career postseason yards receiving.
- Patriots All-Decade Team of the 2000s at both WR and PR.
- Holds the franchise record for longest punt return (94 yards).
- Holds the career franchise record with four punt return touchdowns.
- Holds the career franchise record in punt return average (minimum 75) at 11.2 yards per return.
- Holds the career franchise record for most rushing attempts by a WR with 58.
- Holds the career franchise record for most rushing yards by a WR with 413.
- Holds the franchise record for longest rush by a WR (47 yards vs Colts in 2012).
- Is one of only two players in club history with multiple 100+ catches in a single season.
- Is one of only three players in club history with consecutive seasons of 90+ receptions.
- Is one of only six players in club history with multiple seasons of 1,000+ yards receiving (3rd, with three).
- Ranks 2nd in team history with 620 receptions.
- Ranks 4th in team history with 6,822 receiving yards.
- Ranks 9th in team history with 36 receiving touchdowns.
- Ranks third in team history with 177 punt returns.
- Ranks third in team history with 1,986 punt return yards.
- (15) regular season 100-yard receiving games, plus (6) postseason 100-yard games.
- (8) regular season 10-reception games, plus three postseason 10-reception games.
- 6-6 for 128 yards and one TD passing, for 21.3 ypa and a perfect 158.3 passer rating (plus a 51-yard TD in the playoffs).