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Julian Edelman shares letter of apology from professor

Julian Edelman is no stranger to being doubted. Whether it was his scouting reports or being told he was too small to play in the NFL, Julian has heard it all, and he has used it as motivation. 

While most have been anonymous comments, one such person in Julian's life apologized for doubting him. In a tweet on Tuesday, Julian posted a letter from a former professor at College of San Mateo. The letter said that the professor made a "flippant comment" in response to Julian's goal of making it to the big time, and that comment has weighed on them over the years.

"You had made some comment about 'going to the league,' and I said something about setting realistic goals, about how few people successfully enter the ranks of the professional athlete, blah, blah, blah," the professor wrote. "I don't think it fazed you, frankly, but whenever I think back on it, I feel terrible, not because you proved me wrong, but because I stupidly voiced an uneducated opinion that implied distain for your passion for the game."

Julian simply tweeted, "set your goals high. do whatever it takes to achieve them. #motivation."

That mantra has worked so far for Julian. You can read the letter below. 

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