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Julian Edelman gets his beard shaved on ‘Ellen’

On Friday’s episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” host Ellen DeGeneres shaved Patriots receiver Julian Edelman’s beard. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros./Warner Bros.

By the end of the football season, it can sometimes be hard to remember what Patriots receiver Julian Edelman actually looks like without his big, bushy, mountain-man beard. Well don’t worry, Ellen DeGeneres is here to remind us.

On Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” DeGeneres offered to donate $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Boston in Edelman’s name if he would let her shave his beard, which he had been cultivating all season.

“Coach Belichick has this thing that he says: ‘Put everything in the drawer and don’t worry about it until the season’s done.’ So I put my razor actually in the drawer,” Edelman said.


He agreed to let DeGeneres shave his beard and matched her donation to the Boys & Girls Club, bringing the total to $20,000.

Two minutes later, Edelman’s face seemed a few pounds lighter.

“I’m gonna sell [the beard hair] to somebody here,” DeGeneres said.

Also on the show, DeGeneres surprised Edelman with the Pete Rozelle Trophy, which he couldn’t bring with him after he was named Super Bowl MVP Sunday.

Watch the whole segment:

Abbi Matheson can be reached at abbi.matheson@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AbbiMatheson