Of the many storylines to the Patriots’ incredible 2016 season, the continuing domination of the team’s star wide receiver Julian Edelman was one of the most memorable. Not only did he break his previous personal record for most yards in a season with 1,106, but he also he emerged–on the front page of sports sections across the country–as the Patriots’ hero after making an against-all-odds catch when the Patriots were losing 28-20 in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.
Those two seconds in which Edelman seemed to defy gravity, diving forward to catch a football that had ricocheted off two opposing defenders before it reached the ground, will no doubt remain at the center of his legacy. And it should. Edelman had been preparing for that moment his whole life: over warm California winters when he would lead his brothers and sisters in a football scrimmage on not just Thanksgiving, but Christmas, too; at Woodside High School where he led his team to a 13-0 record as a senior; at Kent State University where as quarterback he led his team in passing and rushing as a senior, breaking his school’s previous record for total offense; and on the legendary New England Patriots, where he worked with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to develop his game and become a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Taking readers through Edelman’s childhood, NFL career, and two incredible Super Bowl victories, this book is the first-hand account of the making of a champion and an indispensable text on what is perhaps the most memorable win in Super Bowl history.