New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the MVP of Super Bowl 53. The 32-year-old veteran finished with a game-high 10 catches for 141 yards, and threw in an eight-yard run in New England’s 13-3 win over the Rams.

Edelman had 10-plus catches and 100-plus receiving yards in the Super Bowl, and during the game, Edelman passed former Cowboys star Michael Irvin for second in career postseason receiving yards.

Edelman becomes the seventh wide receiver to be named the Super Bowl MVP, and the first since Santonio Holmes in 2009. Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch won MVP honors in Super Bowl 34.

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