NFL News: Three-Time Super Bowl Champion Julian Edelman Featured On NFL Network’s A Football Life

Julian Edelman in a game against the Washington Redskins in 2019. By All-Pro Reels – https, CC BY-SA 2.0, https


‘Julian Edelman: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, November 25 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

“He was one of the most dependable players that I have ever played with.” – Tom Brady

The 11th season of the Emmy-nominated and highly acclaimed NFL Films-produced series A Football Life continues Friday, November 25 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network with a profile of three-time Super Bowl champion wide receiver Julian Edelman. The one-hour show features sit-down interviews with Edelman, former teammates such as Tom BradyRob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola, former coaches Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others.

Among the topics discussed in Julian Edelman: A Football Life include:

  • Growing up playing Pop Warner football with his father coaching him 
  • Starting his collegiate career at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent State
  • Being a late round selection by the New England Patriots in the 2009 NFL Draft and working hard to keep a roster spot in the beginning of his career
  • Evolving into a top wide receiver for the Patriots and helping them to wins in Super Bowls XLIX, LI & LIII
  • Learning more about his faith and connecting with his Jewish ancestry
  • Winning MVP in Super Bowl LIII and his post-playing broadcasting career

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Julian Edelman: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people:

  • Julian Edelman
  • Frank Edelman  Father
  • Angie Edelman  Mother
  • Jason Rodriguez  Brother
  • Nicki Ghafoori – Sister
  • Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback & New England Patriots teammate
  • Bill Belichick – New England Patriots head coach
  • Danny Amendola – New England Patriots teammate
  • Rob Gronkowski – Former All-Pro tight end & New England Patriots teammate
  • Matthew Slater – New England Patriots teammate
  • Robert Kraft  New England Patriots owner
  • Tim Tulloch – College of San Mateo head coach
  • Larry Owens – Former College of San Mateo head coach
  • Don Yee – Agent
  • Steve Dubin – Agent
  • Scott O’Brien – Former New England Patriots special teams coach
  • Chad O’Shea – Former New England Patriots wide receivers coach
  • Nick Caserio – Former Patriots Executive
  • Ben Rawitz – Tom Brady’s Manager
  • Josh McDaniels  Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator
  • Bill Hamilton  Rabbi
  • James Brown – Inside The NFL Host

Provided below are some select quotes from Julian Edelman: A Football Life:

– “He was one of the most dependable players that I have ever played with. His heart and his toughness will forever go down in what his character is all about, and that’s what we all love about him.” – Tom Brady

– “I knew football. So it gave me an opportunity to play undersized and really learn technique of how to play the game with angles and vision and setting up blocks. Even when I was a smaller player though, I always felt I was the best football player on the field at all times.” – Julian Edelman on switching positions to quarterback in high school

– “I just walked away thinking ‘I can’t believe this guy’s work ethic.’ His determination to try and play in the National Football League is what stuck with me.” – Scott O’Brien

– “I think that play is really a true signature play for Julian. His competitiveness, his aggressiveness, his physical and mental toughness to fight and compete and ultimately, to concentrate to secure the ball in an almost impossible situation.”  – Bill Belichick on Edelman’s crucial catch in Super Bowl LI

– “He was bummed. But Julian and I have a rabbi lesson every Friday and we talk about sadness. We stayed sad for a day, then we said, ‘Nothing we can do, let’s just move forward.'” – Frank Edelman on Julian’s recovery from an ACL injury

– “He takes his craft seriously. He was an Emmy nominee even after year one. Which means that people saw the impressive talent that was there. Year two he is delivering substance.” – James Brown on Edelman joining the Inside The NFL cast

– “It was definitely a team journey and I wouldn’t be there without my dad or without my mom, because there are sacrifices that you have when you’re trying to chase dreams.” – Julian Edelman

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Below is a broadcast schedule for remaining episodes of A Football Life this season:

  • December 23 – Franco Harris
  • December/January (exact premiere date TBD) – 1972 Miami Dolphins


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