Julian Francis Edelman (born May 22, 1986) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Kent State and the College of San Mateo as a quarterback.
He was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Edelman primarily plays on offense and as a punt returner; he has also been pressed into service as a cornerback at times when the Patriots have been shorthanded on defense.
Edelman is one of the most productive receivers in post-season history, ranking second overall (behind Jerry Rice) in both post-season receiving yards and post-season receptions.
He has played in four Super Bowls (XLVI, XLIX, LI and LIII).
In each of the last three, he led all wide receivers in receiving yards.
He was named Super Bowl MVP for Super Bowl LIII, in which he had 10 catches for 141 yards receiving, more than half of his team's total receiving yardage.
He holds the Super Bowl records for career punt returns (8) and first-half receptions in a single game (7).