Less than two months after Julian Edelman was inducted into the College of San Mateo Hall of Fame, he again took quick trip home to California for yet another honor.
Julian trekked out to the Bay Area for his induction into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, which honors "local legends who have inspired others with their athletic ability," according to the website. After graduating from Woodside High School and before attending Kent State University, Julian spent a year playing at close to home at College of San Mateo.
Julian was in good company at the event on Thursday night. Jeremy Lin of the Nets, longtime local football coach Larry Owens, and Olympians Caroline “KK” Clark, Jack Daniels and Archie Williams.
In an Instagram post, Julian wrote, "It's a privilege to be inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of fame. Congratulations to all the other distinguished athletes and coaches accepting honors tonight. #2018PeninsulaHallofFame #LoyalToMySoil."
Before being honored for his impact on sports in the region, Julian made a surprise appearance for very special fans. In an Instagram story posted Thursday, Julian stopped by the school in Woodside where his sister teaches to say hello to her students.
"Just landed here in the Bay Area. I'm about to go surprise my sister's fifth grade class," Julian said in a video. "They always write me letters and support the Patriots from the West Coast, so I gotta go drop in and say hi."
As he walked in the classroom, there were literal jaw drops from the stunned students. Once the students got over their shock, Julian answered questions, gave them swag, signed autographs and even played some football with the kids.
Safe to say it was a good trip home for Jules.