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Anquan Boldin biography

Date of birth : 1980-09-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pahokee, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-27
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Anquan Boldin is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Highlights:

o Three-time Pro Bowl performer (2003, 2006 and 2008)
o NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2003)
o Has 586 receptions for 7,520 yards (12.8 avg.) and 44 TDs
o Is the fastest player in NFL history to tally 500 career receptions, reaching the milestone on 12/14/08 vs. Min. in his 80th career game, nine games faster than Denver’s Lionel Taylor (89 games)
o Also holds the NFL record for fastest to reach 400 career receptions, connecting against Atlanta (12/23/07) in his 67th career game, five games faster than the previous record holder (Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr.)
o Finished his Cardinals career as the franchise’s all-time receptions leader (586)…
o Also ranks third in receiving yards (7,520) and fifth in receiving TDs (44)
o Owns 27 career 100-yard receiving games
o Along with Larry Fitzgerald (2005, 2007-09) and Mel Gray (1974-77), Boldin is one of three WRs in Cardinals franchise history with three or more Pro Bowl selections
o In 2003, set NFL rookie records for the most pass receptions (101), most receiving yards in the first game of a career (217) and the Cardinals’ then-single-season receptions record (101) en route to Offensive Rookie of the Year honors
o Reached the 4,000-yard receiving mark in his 48th career game and became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach the milestone behind Lance Alworth (42) and Randy Moss (47); Charley Hennigan and Jerry Rice also did it in 48 games
o Despite missing two games in the middle of the 2005 season, caught 102 passes, breaking his previous personal best and franchise record of 101 (2003)

Pro Career:

2009: (with Arizona - 15/15, 0/0) Ranked fifth in the NFC with 84 receptions for 1,024 yards and 4 TDs…Surpassed Larry Centers (535) to become Arizona’s career receptions leader with 586… Surpassed 7,000 career receiving yards in his 88th career game, tying Isaac Bruce as the fifth-fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 7,000 yards…Recorded 3 receptions for 38 yards in the season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) – before leaving the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury – and became the first player in franchise history to record five 1,000-yard receiving seasons…Led the team with 8 receptions for 116 yards (marked his 27th career 100-yard game, extending his franchise record) in game 15 vs. STL (12/27)…Registered a team-high 7 receptions for 98 yards and 2 TDs, marking his first multi-TD game of the season and ninth of his career in game 12 vs. Min. (12/6)…Pulled in 8 receptions for 103 yards and a TD in game 10 at STL (11/22)…The Rams game marked his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game, his first since registering a franchise-record five consecutive 100-yard games in 2005, moving into sole possession of third place on the franchise’s career-receiving yards list…Totaled 8 receptions for 105 yards in game 9 vs. Sea. (11/15) to reach 7,005 receiving yards in his 88th career game, tying Isaac Bruce as the fifth-fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 7,000 yards.

2008: (with Arizona - 12/11, 3/3) Earned Pro Bowl honors after finishing second on the team with 89 receptions for 1,038 yards (11.7 avg.) and a career-high 11 TDs, including a career-long 79-yard TD reception…Became the fastest player in NFL history to record 500 career receptions, doing so in 80 career games...In his first game back in three weeks, after the facial/head injury suffered against the Jets, Boldin tied for a team-high 9 receptions for 63 yards and 2 TDs, as well as recording a career-long 30-yard run, in game 7 vs. Car. (10/26)…Pulled in 10 receptions for 119 yards and a TD in game 4 at NYJ (9/28)…With his 100-yard performance, Boldin passed Jackie Smith as the franchise leader with 23 career 100-yard receiving games…Left the Jets game with 27 seconds remaining after a helmet-to-helmet collision that left him with facial fractures… In that game, Boldin combined with WR Larry Fitzgerald (8 rec. for 122 yds.) to mark the second time in three weeks that both eclipsed 100 yards receiving in the same game…Also at NYJ, Steve Breaston added 122 yards on 9 receptions to mark only the second time in franchise history that three receivers went over 100 yards receiving in the same game (first happened 11/10/68 vs. Pit)...Recorded a career-high 3 TDs, including a career-long 79-yarder in game 2 vs. Mia. (9/14)…His 3 TD receptions marked the first time a Cardinals receiver had 3 since Rob Moore vs. Washington (12/7/97)…Along with Fitzgerald, who totaled 153 yards receiving, it marked the first time that both had eclipsed 100-yards receiving in the same game since 11/26/06 at SF... Posted 14 receptions for 190 yards (13.6 avg.) and 1 TD in the postseason…In his first-career playoff game, he recorded the longest pass play in Cardinals’ franchise postseason history by going 71 yards for a TD (fourth-longest reception in Wild Card playoff history) in the second quarter in the Wild Card Game vs. Atl. (1/3/09)…Boldin injured his hamstring on the TD and was out for the rest of the game.

2007: (with Arizona - 12/11) Registered 71 receptions for 853 yards and a then-career-high 9 TDs while serving as one of five team captains… Became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 400 career receptions (67 games) and tied WR Torry Holt as the fastest player to reach 5,000 career receiving yards (63 games)…Led the team with 13 receptions (second most in his career) for 162 yards (third-highest total of his career) and 2 TDs in game 15 vs. Atl. (12/23), becoming the fastest player to reach 400 career receptions in NFL history…Pulled in 4 receptions for 71 yards, including a 44-yard TD in game 10 at Cin. (11/18)…Tied with Torry Holt as the fifth-fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 5,000-receiving yards with his performance against the Bengals…Registered a career-high 14 receptions for 181 yards and 2 TDs in game 3 at Bal. (9/23)…Boldin’s 14 receptions were the second most in team history behind only Sonny Randle (16, 11/4/62 at NYG) and the second-highest single-game total in the NFL in 2007…It marked first time he registered 2 receiving TDs in a game since 11/23/03 vs. STL.

2006: (with Arizona - 16/16) Earned his second Pro Bowl nod after he led the team with 83 receptions for 1,203 yards (14.5 avg.) and 4 TDs…Hauled in 4 catches for 112 yards, including a Cardinal season-long 64-yard catch and run in the season finale at SD (12/31)…Pulled in 4 receptions for 59 yards, including his 300th-career reception, becoming the fastest receiver in NFL history to reach the career milestone (47 games) in game 7 at Oak. (10/22)…Established a then-career-high with 12 receptions for a game-high 136 yards and a TD in his first Monday Night appearance in game 6 vs. Chi. (10/16).

2005: (with Arizona - 14/14) Finished second on the team with a career-high 102 receptions (Larry Fitzgerald – 103 receptions) for 1,402 yards (13.7 avg.) and 7 TDs…Recorded 11 receptions for 156 yards including a 54-yard TD in game 12 at SF (12/4)…Netted 8 catches for 105 yards (fourth 100-yard game of the season) and a TD, becoming the fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 200 receptions in game 10 at STL (11/20)… Became the first Cardinals receiver since David Boston in December of 2001 to record consecutive 100-yard receiving games, pulling in 10 receptions for 162 yards in game 5 vs. Car. (10/9)…He teamed with Fitzgerald to become the first pair of Cardinals receivers to record 100-plus yards in consecutive games…Recorded a game-high 8 receptions for 116 yards and a TD in game 4 vs. SF (10/2)…Combined with Fitzgerald’s 102 yards, the duo became the first Cardinals pair to collect 100 or more receiving yards in the same game since 1999.

2004: (with Arizona - 10/9) Finished second on the team with 56 receptions for 623 yards (11.1 avg.) and 1 TD, despite missing 6 games with a knee injury suffered in training camp… Posted 7 receptions for 131 yards (second 100-yard receiving day of the season) and his first receiving TD of the year in game 15 at Sea. (12/26)…Became the first Cardinals receiver to post a 100-yard game in 2004 with 9 receptions for 109 yards in game 13 vs. SF (12/12)…Saw his first action of the season as a third WR and netted a game-high 4 receptions for 50 yards in game 7 at Buf. (10/31)…Was inactive for the first six games of the season due to his knee injury.

2003: (with Arizona - 16/16) Earned his first career Pro Bowl nod as well as NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors…Boldin’s five 100-yard receiving games were the most by a Cardinal since 1998 (Frank Sanders, 5)…Also posted the Cardinals’ three longest plays from scrimmage, all TDs (71, 60 and 54 yards) and eight of the top 10…Led the NFL with 40 third-down receptions and registered 64 first downs to lead all rookies…Became the NFL’s single-season rookie receptions leader with 10 receptions for 122 yards in game 15 at Sea. (12/21)…The effort pushed his season total to 96 catches – six more than the previous record-holder (WR Terry Glenn New England, 1996)…Recorded 9 receptions for 123 yards, including a one-handed 16-yard TD grab from QB Josh McCown on fourth down late in the contest, in game 13 at SF (12/7)…Pulled in 5 receptions for 99 yards in game 3 vs. GB (9/21), giving him more receptions (23) and yards (378) in his first three games than any other player in NFL history…Began his career with a 10-reception performance for an NFL rookie-record 217-yard receiving performance, which was also the most yards by a rookie since 1996 (226, St. Louis Rams, Eddie Kennison) in the season opener at Det. (9/7)…Scored his first-career TD, racing 71 yards on the third play of the third quarter for a 21-14 Cardinals lead.

College:

o Former quarterback was an extremely versatile player for Florida State, playing wherever the coaching staff needed him
o Played QB in his final game after injuries and suspensions depleted FSU’s QB corps
o Despite starting only 23 games, he finished his career with 118 receptions for 1,790 yards (15.2-yard average) and 21 TDs
o Recipient of the conference’s Brian Piccolo Award, given to the ACC’s most courageous player
o As a senior in 2002, he led the Seminoles in receiving with career-high 65 receptions for 1,011 yards (15.6-yard average) and 13 TDs
o Rushed 21 times for 86 yards (4.1-yard average) and completed 7 of 16 passes (43.8 percent) for 111 yards and a score
o Played WR and QB in his final college game vs. Georgia in the Sugar Bowl
o In that game, he had 3 receptions for 34 yards and a 5-yard TD and completed 6 of 14 passes for 78 yards and a 40-yard score
o Granted a medical redshirt as a junior after suffering a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament prior to start of the season
o Started seven games as a sophomore at split end, finishing third on team with 41 receptions for 664 yards (16.2-yard average) and 6 TDs
o One of three true Florida State freshmen to earn a letter
o In his first collegiate game, caught 2 TDs vs. Louisiana Tech
o Was a criminology major

Personal:

#Attended Pahokee (FL) High School
#USA Today first-team selection and the Florida Player of the Year as a senior
#First-team class 3A All-Florida and was also named Florida’s Mr. Football
#Completed 133 of 233 passes for 2,482 yards and 36 TDs as a senior
#Also rushed for 1,497 yards and 20 TDs
#Nabbed 4 INTs on defense
#Set state records with 11,433 total career yards as prep athlete
#Younger brother, Demir, played wide receiver for Wake Forest (2004-08) and signed with the Detroit Lions as a rookie free agent in 2009
#His older brother Carl, Jr. played defensive line at Morgan State
#In 2007, Anquan was named the “Utility” player on the Florida High School Athletic Association’s All-Century High School Football Team
#He and his wife have two sons, Anquan Jr. and newborn Ashton
#Full name: Anquan Kenmile Boldin.


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