The players are scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday
“I was actually right in front of him when he caught it,” said Patriots running back James White, who set a Super Bowl record with 14 receptions for 110 yards and scored three times. “I was pretty sure that he caught it. It was a big play in the game. It seems like there is one of those catches every Super Bowl. I’m just glad it went our way this time.”
After Tom Brady’s pass was tipped in the air by Falcons safety Keanu Neal, Edelman beat a trio of Falcons to the ball. He grabbed it just as it hit the foot of Falcons cornerback Robert Alford and then kept it off the turf for a 23-yard completion to get the ball to the Falcons 41-yard line just before the two-minute warning.
“You saw Julian Edelman catch a ball between seven guys’ legs,” Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett said. “There was a lot of awesome stuff happening on the football field. There were just a bunch of guys that really wanted to win.”
I have no doubt that their visit will be a powerful experience for them and I hope that, through their visit, they will get a balanced picture of Israel, the opposite from the false incitement campaign that is being waged against Israel around the world. I hope that the players will present the beautiful face of Israel to their tens of millions of fans in the United States.”
The delegation of NFL players also includes: Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, Titans tight end Delanie Walker, Eagles linebacker Michael Kendricks, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell, 49ers running back Carlos Hyde, Raiders defensive tackle Dan Williams, Broncos running back Justin Forsett, and ESPN’s Kirk Morrison, a former NFL linebacker.
The players are scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday, and an exhibition game with players from the Israeli Football Association is on their itinerary for Feb. 18 in Jerusalem.