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Julian Edelman throws TD pass on trick play for Patriots

Julian Edelman has thrown one pass in his NFL career.

It went for a touchdown — 51 yards to Danny Amendola in the third quarter of the Patriots’ playoff game against the Ravens Saturday, which tied the score at 28-28.

“It was a perfect spiral, right in stride,” quarterback Tom Brady said after the game. “He made it look easy.”

The trick play came on a first-and-10 from the Patriots’ 49-yard line when Tom Brady hit Edelman in the flat before the receiver let it fly downfield to Amendola.

Edelman, who stands at 5-feet 10-inches, now has a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

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“We’ve had it in for 10 weeks and the coaches finally got to call it,” Edelman said after the game. “We were fortunate enough to execute it.”

The former seventh-round draft pick played quarterback at Kent State from 2006-08, throwing for 4,997 yards, 30 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in three seasons.

“Testament to Julian, he has a great arm and is a great athlete,” Amendola said. “He put it on the money, that’s for sure.”

Julian Edelmantook a lateral pass from Tom Brady and heaved it to Danny Amendola for a 51-yard touchdown.
Julian Edelmantook a lateral pass from Tom Brady and heaved it to Danny Amendola for a 51-yard touchdown.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Danny Amendola was on the receiving end on Julian Edelman’s pass.
Danny Amendola was on the receiving end on Julian Edelman’s pass.Elise Amendola/AP