High school years
Bledsoe attended Walla Walla High School and was a letterman in football and basketball. Following a difficult 1995 season Bledsoe turned it around in 1996 ranking among the top passers in the league with the help of wide receiver Terry Glenn thus pushing the Patriots to reach the playoffs again and winning the AFC championship against the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6. Bledsoe is the only QB in NFL history with 4 seasons of 600+ pass attempts including 3 straight from 1994–96
Led 31 career 4th quarter/OT game-winning drives and holds the record for most TD passes in overtime with 4.