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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.


“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.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Danny Amendola was on the receiving end on Julian Edelman’s pass.Elise Amendola/AP