More than 5,000 students will achieve the dream of graduating with a degree from Kent State University this weekend. 

Among those who will be wearing a cap and gown: Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots. 

In a tweet posted on Thursday evening, Edelman announced that he will indeed be walking with his fellow graduates at Kent State's commencement. 

"This Saturday, I will be walking with my fellow Kent State graduates. Completing what I started back in 06. I want to set a great example for my daughter, and complete a promise I made to my parents over 10 years ago. To my fellow Golden Flash graduates, Congratulations! #LetsGo," Edelman wrote. 

According to, Edelman is listed in the student directory as a senior integrated studies major.

Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards to help lead the Patriots to a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in February and was named the game's MVP.

While at Kent State, Edelman was a three-year starter at quarterback. In his final season in 2008, Edelman completed 56% of his passes (153 of 275) for 1,820 yards, with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He was also the Flashes' leading rusher, gaining 1,370 yards on 215 attempts with 13 touchdowns. Edelman would break Josh Cribbs' record for total offense in a season. He was inducted into Kent State's Varsity "K" Hall of Fame in 2015.

Edelman was a seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots in the 2009 NFL Draft.