Dover, Ohio (WJER) - At Super Bowl 53, former Kent State quarterback turned wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the game’s MVP after missing all of last season with a torn ACL.
WJER’s Bill Morgan spoke with Kent football radio commentator Rob Polinsky, who admitted he never would have imagined this when Edelman was drafted in the seventh round.
“I didn’t think he’d have any chance to make it in the NFL just because of his size and the fact that he was a quarterback,” he says. “You’ve seen those last few games, you knew he was a really good athlete and a very good player in the Mid-American Conference, but I couldn’t see that translating into going into the NFL.”
Polinsky says Edelman has been under the radar to a lot of fans over the years..
“I think being the MVP will make people realize what a great career he’s had there. It kind of validates the career, if you will,” he says. “I believe he’s second in post-season catches to Jerry Rice in NFL history, which is unbelievable to me.”
Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards last night. He had more yardage than the entire Rams’ offense for much of the game.
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