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Anquan Boldin


Height: 6-1

Weight: 216

Position: WR

College: Florida State

Drafted: Pick 22 of the 2nd round by Arizona
Analysis
Positives: Tireless worker with a team-first attitude...Adjusts smoothly to the off-target throws...Has the explosive burst needed to gain separation after the catch...Does not shy away from the crowd, using his hands well to force his way through traffic...Plants and drives sharply on deep routes...Has the lateral agility to shake free of press coverage at the line of scrimmage...Very effective on vertical-type routes, showing elusive moves to the corner...Can create space with his acceleration and knows how to drive towards the sidelines in clock management...Flashes to the ball with his hands properly extended and never hesitates going over the middle for the ball...Shows the athletic ability to adjust to the ball and take it away from the defender...Has a keen knowledge for moving the chains, knowing how to stay uncovered once the coverage spreads...Displays the speed to find the end zone when he catches the ball in stride.
Negatives: Comes out of his stance a little slow, showing hesitation before getting into gear a few steps past the line...Not very quick in-and-out of his cuts...While he can catch very effectively with his hands extended, he tends to cradle-catch the ball, at times... Needs to show better sideline awareness, as he tends to struggle keeping his feet inbounds...Struggles at times to adjust to the off-target passes...Has to secure the ball better before turning upfield after the catch...Has to get more aggressive with his hands to prevent the initial tackler from making the hit at the point of the catch.
Career Notes
The former quarterback has been the consummate team player for the Seminoles, playing wherever the coaching staff needed him throughout his career...Returned to his "roots" in his final game after injuries and suspensions depleted FSU's quarterback corps...Despite starting in only 23 games, he finished his career with 118 receptions for 1790 yards (15.2 avg) and 21 touchdowns...His 118 catches and 1790 yards rank 12th on the school's career-record list while his 21 scores rank seventh.
2002 Season

All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team honors from the league's media...Recipient of the conference's Brian Piccolo Award, given to the ACC's Most Courageous Player...Led the team in receiving with a career-high 65 receptions for 1011 yards (15.6 avg) and 13 touchdowns...His 65 grabs rank and 1011 yards rank seventh on the school's season-record lists...Only Andre Cooper (15 in 1995) had more scoring catches in a season for the Seminoles...Carried 21 times for 86 yards (4.1 avg) and completed 7 of 16 passes (43.8%) for 111 yards and a score.


Iowa State...Opened the season with 7 catches for 89 yards and scores of 2 & 31 yards.
Maryland...Snatched 5 passes for 91 yards and a 19-yard touchdown.
Duke...Followed with an 11-yard scoring grab among his 7 catches for 110 yards.
Louisville...Made 4 catches for 62 yards, gained 9 yards on a reverse and completed a 33-yard pass.
Notre Dame...Hauled in 9 passes for a career-high 175 yards and a 5-yard touchdown.
Wake Forest...Snared 5 passes for 60 yards, including a 9-yard score and made an assisted tackle.
Georgia Tech...His 32-yard fourth quarter touchdown grab sealed a 21-13 win.
Florida...Gained 101 yards on 8 catches with a pair of scores.
Georgia (Sugar Bowl)...Did double duty as a receiver and quarterback in his final college game...Had 3 receptions for 34 yards and a 5-yard touchdown...Completed 6 of 14 passes for 78 yards and a 40-yard score to Craphonso Thorpe...Added 34 yards on 13 carries.
2001 Season

Scheduled to start at quarterback, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in preseason drills that would require surgery...Granted a medical hardship.


2000 Season

Started seven games at split end, finishing third on the team with 41 receptions for 664 yards (16.2 avg) and six touchdowns...Gained 8 yards on a reverse, 83 yards on 10 punt returns (8.3 avg) and 15 yards on a kickoff return.


Georgia Tech...Gained 100 yards on 3 catches.
Miami...Hauled in 6 passes for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Duke...Added 3 catches for 77 yards and a 4-yard score.
North Carolina State...Had a 24-yard touchdown catch.
Florida...Totaled 69 yards on 7 grabs.
Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)...Snatched 3 passes for 31 yards.
1999 Season

One of three true freshmen to letter...Played in ten games, starting vs. Wake Forest...Made 12 catches for 115 yards (9.6 avg) and a pair of touchdowns...Returned three kickoffs for 55 yards (18.3 avg) and 33 yards with a score on four carries (8.3 avg).


Louisiana Tech...Snared touchdowns of 4 of 29 yards in his first collegiate game.
Georgia Tech...Did not play (ankle sprain).
North Carolina...Had 3 catches for 25 yards and gained 19 yards on a

reverse.
Wake Forest...Scored on a 2-yard reverse.


Injury Report
Missed the 1999 Georgia Tech game with a high ankle sprain...Sat out the 2001 season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during preseason drills.
Campus Agility Tests
4.47 in the 40-yard dash...36.5-inch vertical jump.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE

30 9 7/8 31 4.71 2.77 1.61 33 1/2 9'6" 4.33 7.35


High School
Attended Pahokee (Fla.) High...Regarded as one of the top prospects in the country by nearly every recruiting publication...USA Today first-team selection and the Florida Player of the Year...First-team Class 3A all-state player who was named Florida's Mr. Football... Super Prep's No. 1 skilled athlete and No. 1 prospect nationally...Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Football Player of the Year for Florida (overall athletic and academic excellence)...Rated the top player in the state by the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune and Gainesville Sun...Named to the Prep Star Dream Team and listed as the No. 2 athlete in the nation...Completed 133 of 233 passes for 2482 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior...Also rushed for 1497 yards and 20 touchdowns...Nabbed four interceptions on defense...Set a state of Florida record with 11433 total yards in his career.
Personal
Criminology major...Cousin of former Florida State offensive lineman Ronald Boldin (1999-2001)...Born 10/03/80...Resides in Pahokee, Florida.
RECEIVING STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG GM/AVG

1999 10 01 12 115 9.6 2 29 1.20 11.50

2000 12 07 41 664 16.2 6 60 3.42 55.33

2001 00 00 Did Not Play-Medical

2002 14 14 65 1011 15.6 13 51 4.64 72.21

TOTAL 36 22 118 1790 15.2 21 60 3.28 49.72


RUSHING STATISTICS SPECIAL TEAM TACKLES

YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG TK SO AS FR FC

1999 4 33 8.3 1 19

2000 1 8 8.0 0 8

2002 21 86 4.1 0 20 1 0 1 0 0

TOTAL 26 127 4.9 1 20 1 0 1 0 0


PUNT RETURNS KICKOFF RETURNS

YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG NO YARDS AVG TD LONG

1999 3 55 18.3 0 38

2000 10 83 8.3 0 26 1 15 15.0 0 15

TOTAL 10 83 8.3 0 26 4 70 17.5 0 38
PASSING STATISTICS
YEAR ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD INT LONG

2002 16 7 43.8 111 1 0 40



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