Bobblehead hall of fame drops rare Edelman Flashes figurine By Henry Palattella
For three years, Julian Edelman made his presence felt at Kent State, as he left the Flashes with school records in total passing (4,997) and rushing yards (2,483).
On Tuesday, Edelman was recognized for the success he had while a member of the Flashes.
Only this time, it’s in bobblehead form.
The bobblehead was released by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum is only releasing 2,017 of the bobbleheads, which will cost $40 each.
“Julian has such a tremendous story from his days at Kent State to helping the Patriots win two Super Bowls,” said Phil Sklar, the co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum said in a press release. “We’re excited to be able to offer Kent State fans and fans of Julian the opportunity to get this awesome bobblehead.”
Edelman was picked by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 draft after his tenure with the Flashes. Edelman — who was a member of the 2015 class of the Kent State Athletics Hall of Fame — finished his time at Kent with 7,490 total yards to go along with 52 total touchdowns.
He has since carved out a stellar career as a slot receiver in the NFL, quickly establishing a rapport with New England quarterback Tom Brady. He currently has 4,540 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns for his career, but suffered a season-ending injury in the Patriots’ third pre-season game.
Edelman had the biggest moment of his career this past postseason, when he came up with an amazing finger-tip catch in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI, a game in which the Patriots won, 34-28, after a miraculous comeback.