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Encyclopedia > David Boston
David Boston
Date of birth August 19, 1978
Place of birth Humble, Texas
Position(s) WR
College Ohio State
NFL Draft 1999 / Round 1/ Pick 8
Pro Bowls 2001
Statistics
Team(s)
1999-2002
2003
2005
Arizona Cardinals
San Diego Chargers
Miami Dolphins

David Boston (born August 19, 1978) is an American Football wide receiver and is currently a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). He graduated from Humble High School in Humble, Texas. August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Downtown Humble facing east Humble is a city located in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1999 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 2001 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 4, 2001 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Vacant Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... Downtown Humble facing east Humble is a city located in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...

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College Career

Boston was a three-year starter for the Ohio State Buckeyes (1996-98). His 191 pass receptions as a Buckeye remains a team record, as does his career average of 5.2 receptions per game. With 36 career touchdown receptions (and one two-point conversion), Boston averaged 5.89 points per game. The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in most... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... In American football and Canadian football, a team may try to score a two-point conversion (score two points) instead of an extra point (one point) immediately after they score a touchdown. ...


Boston had a career full of highlights at Ohio State, but his best-remembered moment remains his game-winning 5-yard touchdown reception of a pass from quarterback Joe Germaine with 19 seconds remaining in the 1997 Rose Bowl. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Joe Berton Germaine (born August 11, 1975 in Denver, Colorado) is a former college and professional American football quarterback, and currently a quarterback with the Arena Football League. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


Professional career

Boston left Ohio State with a year of eligibility remaining, and was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He had his best season in 2001 in which he had 98 receptions for 1598 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also made the Pro Bowl that year as a starter. But injuries caught up with him the next season and he signed a 7 year, $53 million contract with the San Diego Chargers. That season was the worst of his career, and he fit in poorly with the rest of a struggling team. Coach Marty Schottenheimer suspended him for a game because of bad behavior. With their highly paid player a disappointment, new Chargers GM A.J. Smith traded Boston to the Miami Dolphins for a sixth round draft choice and, since that point, the Chargers have been much more successful as a football team. The 1999 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Martin Edward Marty Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943) is the current head coach of the San Diego Chargers football team. ... A.J. Smith (born February 28, 1949) is an American professional football executive, currently serving as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego Chargers. ...


Before the 2004 season, he tested positive for steroids and was ordered to serve a 4-game suspension. This became negligible after he tore ligaments in his knee and was unable to play for the entire season. The Dolphins cut him at the end of the year, then proceeded to sign him for the veterans' minimum for 2005. He played in 5 games that year before tearing knee ligaments again, and in 2006 he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Family

Boston's father, Byron, is an American football official in the NFL. He is not permitted to officiate games in which David is playing. David is married to the former Renee Marisa Dota of Boardman, Ohio. They met at The Ohio State University in 1996 were married in July, 2004. The couple's daughter, Alaia Gianna Boston, was born May 1, 2005. Byron Boston (left) and his son David (right). ... In American football, an official is a person who has some responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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