New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman would love to be on the field, but he is taking the extra time to remain active in the community. On Tuesday, he held a book reading in Newton, Massachusetts.
Edelman read from his children's book, Flying High, at the Jewish Community Center. The event was made possible by PJ Library, a Jewish global children's book program.
Many kids were excited to interact with one of their sports heroes. Edelman is currently rehabbing a knee injury that he suffered during the preseason.
Edelman played quarterback at Kent State before being selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent several seasons primarily as a punt returner before breaking out in 2013.
Edelman caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns. He recorded his second 1,000-yard season in 2016.
Edelman has been part of New England teams that won Super Bowl XLIX and LI. He holds team records for the longest punt return and most punt return touchdowns.
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