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Encyclopedia > Anquan Boldin
Anquan Boldin
Philadelphia EaglesNo. 81
Wide receiver
Date of birth: October 3, 1980 (1980-10-03) (age 27)
Place of birth: Pahokee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
National Football League debut
2003 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
 Teams:
Career highlights and awards
Selected NFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
Receptions     413
Receiving Yards     5,458
Receiving TDs     29
Stats at NFL.com

Anquan Kenmile "The Quan" Boldin (pronounced /AN-kwan/) (born October 3, 1980 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football player for the NFL Arizona Cardinals. In 2003, Boldin was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. He was drafted in the 2nd round because of his relatively slow combine speed[1]: a 4.71 40 yard dash. He is the cousin of CFL All-Star defensive back Korey Banks. He also has a brother, Demir Boldin, who currently plays for Wake Forest University. Many Arizona Cardinals fans refer to Boldin simply as "Q." He is known as one of the league's most physical receivers. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Pahokee is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2003 NFL Draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 26 and April 27, 2003. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2004 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played in front of 50,127 on February 8, 2004 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... 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High school career

Boldin was a standout football and basketball player at Pahokee High School. His quarterbacking prowess led him to be named Florida's Mr. Football in 1998. During his senior season, Pahokee rolled to a 10-0 regular season record, routinely defeating teams by large margins. Pahokee defeated archrival Glades Central 34-14 in the Muck Bowl, Florida's biggest high school football showdown. Surprisingly, the Blue Devils were upset 29-14 by Coach Corky Rogers's powerhouse Bolles team from Jacksonville in the 2A state championship game. Boldin is considered to be among the best players the state has ever produced. In 2007 he was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team which selected the Top 33 players in the 100 year history of high school football in the state of Florida's history. This article is about the sport. ... The Pahokee High School (also known as the Pahokee Junior Senior High School) is a historic school in Pahokee, Florida, United States. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Many of his numbers were later eclipsed by Adrian McPherson. Boldin's remarkable athleticism and work ethic have allowed him to rebound from several serious knee injuries in college and the NFL. Anquan was named the offensive captain for the Arizona Cardinals for the 2007-2008 season. Adrian Jamal (A.D.) McPherson (born May 8, 1983 in Bradenton, Florida, USA) is an American football quarterback formerly of the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He was selected with the 16th pick of the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Florida State University...


College career

Anquan Boldin attended Florida State University. A very versatile player, he played both wide receiver and quarterback. In just 23 games at wide receiver, Anquan Boldin caught 118 passes for 1,790 yards (15.2 yards per rec. avg.), and 21 TD. The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...


Pro career

Despite the initial concerns of the NFL scouts after Boldin ran a 4.71 40 time at the NFL Combine, Boldin has broken several NFL records. In his rookie year, Boldin broke out with 101 catches and was the only rookie selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl. Boldin also set an NFL record for most receiving yards by a rookie in his first game (217), and holds the NFL record for most receptions in the first 26 games of an NFL career (157) as well as the fastest to record 300 career receptions (47 games). In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Boldin teams with Larry Fitzgerald, who was drafted a year after Boldin in 2004, to create one of the most dangerous wide receiver tandems in the NFL. In 2005, he was injured and missed part of the season, yet still caught more than 100 passes for over 1,400 yards. On top of that, the Cardinals WRs became only the third duo from the same team to each catch over 100 receptions (see Herman Moore and Brett Perriman, also Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey). Boldin and Fitzgerald also topped the 1,400-yard mark, only the third duo to achieve that in NFL history. They joined Detroit's Herman Moore and Brett Perriman, who accomplished the feat in 1995, and St. Louis' Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, who did it in 2000. Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. ... Herman Moore (born October 20, 1969 in Danville, Virginia) is an former American NFL wide receiver. ... Brett Perriman (born October 10, 1965 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints (1988-1990), the Detroit Lions (1991-1996), the Kansas City Chiefs (1997), and the Miami Dolphins (1997). ... Roderick Rod Smith (born May 15, 1970, in Texarkana, Arkansas) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Interestingly, he played quarterback and not wide receiver at Missouri Southern State University. ... Edward T. McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants (1991-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994) and the Denver Broncos (1995-2003) of the NFL. // McCaffrey played high school football at Allentown Central Catholic High School... Herman Moore (born October 20, 1969 in Danville, Virginia) is an former American NFL wide receiver. ... Brett Perriman (born October 10, 1965 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints (1988-1990), the Detroit Lions (1991-1996), the Kansas City Chiefs (1997), and the Miami Dolphins (1997). ... Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976 in Gibsonville, North Carolina) nicknamed Big Game is an NFL wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) is an American football wide receiver. ...


Boldin has drawn strong comparisons to Sterling Sharpe for his powerful legs and punishing possession skills. Sterling Sharpe (born April 6, 1965 in Chicago) is a former American football wide receiver who played from 1988 to 1994 with the Green Bay Packers. ...


In 2007, Anquan Boldin was selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the NFC, along with teammate Adrian Wilson. It was Anquan's second selection. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... National Football Conference logo. ... Adrian Wilson (born on October 12, 1979 in High Point, North Carolina) is a strong safety for the National Football Leagues Arizona Cardinals. ...


Boldin became the quickest player in NFL history to compile 400 receptions in 2007.


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Clinton Portis
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
2003 season
Succeeded by
Ben Roethlisberger
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Anquan Boldin - Off To A Fast Start | NEWS | NFLPLAYERS.COM (1287 words)
Anquan Boldin quickly gained a reputation as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.
When Boldin burst into the pros in 2003 with the Arizona Cardinals he made his mark by breaking the NFL rookie record for receptions (101) and becoming the only rookie invited to the Pro Bowl that year.
Although Boldin can't be directly involved with every facet of every program, he tries to be actively involved with as much as possible and dedicates most of his time away from football to the foundation.
Anquan Boldin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (355 words)
Anquan Kenmile Boldin(born October 3, 1980 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football player for the Arizona Cardinals.
In 2003, Boldin was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.
In his rookie year, Boldin became the most prolific rookie receiver in league history with 101 catches and was the only rookie selected for the 2004 Pro Bowl.
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