2018 AFC Playoffs

The secret behind Julian Edelman’s success? His college coach says it’s a simple formula

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Doug Martin was there at the start, and so when it comes to Julian Edelman, he knows better than most.

The former Kent State coach who helped shepherd Edelman’s career from college quarterback to NFL receiver was asked how Edelman — an undersized signal-caller who had precious few scholarship offers — managed to separate himself from the rest of the pack in the formative stages of his football journey.

“His work ethic and what he demands of everyone else around him — I’m not sure I’ve ever seen something like that out of a college kid,” he said.

“All our players now ask me all the time what it was like coaching him,” Martin told BostonSportsJournal.com. “I tell them one thing: