New England Patriots Wide receiver Julian Edelman was named Most Valuable Player as the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
Edelman is one of only a few Jewish players in the league, embracing that side of his identity over time.
Check out Julian acknowledging he’s the first ever Jewish MVP
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) February 4, 2019
He has a Jewish father but was not brought up Jewish.
The last few years he’s been embracing his Judaism, and has made trips to Israel to learn more about his heritage.
Tom Brady’s favorite target has shown his Jewish pride on a number of occasions.
In a 2014 game, for instance, he wore a pin featuring the Israeli flag.
He has tweeted about Jewish holidays.
After the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in the fall that killed 11, he wore special cleats with Hebrew on them to honor the victims.
In Remembrance. בזיכרון עץ חיים#StrongerThanHate
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) December 16, 2018
A nice Jewish boy.
Mazel Tov to Julian on his 3rd Superbowl Win.