Patriots’ Julian Edelman surprises mother by finally getting college degree |

Patriots’ Julian Edelman surprises mother by finally getting college degree

Frank Carnevale
Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman surprised his mother by bringing her to Ohio to see him finally get his college degree.

He shared a photo on social media of him with his parents at his commencement ceremony at Kent State University on Saturday. He posted, “Kent State class of 2019… we did it! #13YearSenior”

“I was shocked. I only found out two days ago,” his mother Angie told ESPN. She said she knew he was working on completing his degrees, but didn’t know he was close to finishing.

After receiving his diploma, Edelman hyped up his fellow graduates running around the stadium and throwing high-fives to classmates.

It took Edelman a few years longer that most graduates — he arrived at Kent State in 2006, where he was the starting quarterback for the Golden Flashes for three years. He left college in 2009 when he was drafted by the Patriots.

On Thursday the Super Bowl LIII MVP shared on Twitter, “This Saturday, I will be walking with my fellow Kent State graduates. Completing what I started back in 06.”

He continued, ”I want to set a great example for my daughter, and complete a promise I made to my parents over 10 years ago. To my fellow Golden Flash graduates, Congratulations! #LetsGo

His quarterback, Tom Brady, couldn’t help joking with Edelman, replying on the post, “Congrats on 14 years of college!!! That’s got to be another record you set!!”

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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