Why did Edel turn into “little yellow man”? College students are regarded as the highest honor by NFL players.
When Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots’outsider, stepped onto the training ground, he was the player most easily spotted from afar. Because inside his sweatjersey was a bright yellow jersey, which made Edelman different from anyone on the Patriots team.
When Edelman arrived at the training camp interview area in such a costume, or was surrounded by reporters in front of his locker in the corner after the training, his brilliant yellow became a quick catch again.
Why is Edelman so partial to yellow jerseys? Behind this is a little-known story, and it has a long history.
“When people ask me this story, I always reply,” what does the Popeye say? I am me. He said with a smile.
Edelman, a Kent State University graduate, is proud of Kent State University and a member of the school’s sports hall of fame.
This yellow jersey was sent to Clifton Larkin by the school equipment director seven years ago. The jersey had a golden K-mark on it and a Kent State Rugby on the left chest. This is a supreme honor for Edelman.
It happened in the second year of Edelman’s entry into the league, when he became a “yellow man,” wearing his yellow jersey in his sweatjersey almost every time he trained, and patriot workers made sure the yellow jersey was delivered to the laundry every day.
“I have other jerseys,” Edelman said, “but I only wear yellow jerseys when I train.
Is this superstition? Or it’s just a habit, like everyone else in the league, to still wear their college shoulder pads.
“I don’t know if this is a superstition,” replied ed. “Welk used to wear a Texas Tech jersey, so I started wearing a Kent jersey.”
Another reason for Edelman’s obsession with the bright yellow jersey is that, as he himself said, as an outsider on the court, I have to let the quarterback see me. So the yellow jersey is more eye-catching, so that Brady can find me better.