Julian Edelman is an American football wide receiver 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, and was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. With more than 1.4 million Instagram followers, @edelman11 is one of the most engaged and popular professional athletes on social media today.
In 2016, Julian published a children's book called "Flying High". It is about a squirrel named Jules who learns to overcome his physical limitations through hard work and the assistance of a goat named Tom.
He once conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra, leading them in a performance of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” at a 2015 fund-raiser.
He is on the Athlete Advisory Council of CoachUp, a nationwide service that connects athletes with private coaches.