ANQUAN BOLDIN #81
As one of the most prolific athletes in Palm Beach County history, Anquan Boldin has had a remarkable athletic career at the high school, collegiate, and professional level. Entering his 10th NFL year, Boldin has received countless accolades, including three-time Pro Bowl performer, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, 2010 Ravens Walter Payton Man of the Year, and the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame 2012 inductee, to name a few. As a Ravens player, Boldin has recorded the fastest player in NFL history to record 600 career receptions, reaching the milestone on 9/26/10 vs. Cle. in his 98th career game. Boldin also earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week in 2010.
While a Cardinal, Anquan made enormous achievements with five, 1,000 yard seasons. This past season, On November 15, 2009 in a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Boldin became the fifth fastest NFL player ever to gain 7,000 receiving yards. In 2008 Anquan helped lead his team to their first ever Superbowl as well as his third Pro Bowl season. Anquan demonstrated true team player skills and leadership that season after a triumphant return from a horrific hit causing surgery procedures to correct a fractured facial bone.
In 2006, Anquan was seventh in the league in receiving yards with 1,203 and was selected to his second Pro Bowl. It was his third, 1,000-yard season.
In 2004, Anquan was named a Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist. This award is given by the NFL in recognition of players in off-the-field community service as well and playing with excellence. That same year he was also awarded the Ed Block Courage Award by the Arizona Cardinals.
A second-round draft choice in 2003, Boldin became the most prolific rookie receiver in league annals, with 101 receptions (which broke the record of 98 held by New England’s Terry Glenn in 1996). The only rookie selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl, Boldin recorded five 100-yard games in his rookie season and was the only receiver to post a 100-yard game for the Cardinals in 2004. In his first professional season, Boldin caught at least three passes in all 16 games and his five 100-yard receiving games were the most by Cardinal since 1998 (Frank Sanders, 5).
Former quarterback for Florida State, he was the consummate team player. As a senior in 2002, he led the Seminoles in receiving a large tally of notable stats, including 65 receptions for 1,011 yards (15.6-yard average) and 13 touchdowns. During his time there, he 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. He played receiver and quarterback in the final college game versus Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, had 3 receptions for 34 yards, and a 5-yard touchdown. He completed 6 of 14 passes for 78 yards and a 40-yard score, as well as added 34 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Anquan began the Anquan Boldin “Q81″ Foundation during his sophomore season with a mission to bring hope to underprivileged children. Well-known throughout the league for his work ethic, his character, and his professionalism, Anquan is also known for his generosity in giving back to his community as evidenced by his charitable activities in both Arizona and his home state of Florida. This past summer, Pahokee Middle/High School was named the Anquan Boldin Stadium. He is also proud to have been awarded the “Distinguished Service” and “Key To The City” Awards for His Generosity and Positive Leadership in the Pahokee Community.