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Jason Boltus
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1986-08-21) August 21, 1986 (age 33)
Baldwinsville, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Baldwinsville (NY) Charles W. Baker
College:Hartwick College
Undrafted:2009
Career history
As player:
* Hamilton Tiger-Cats (20092011)
As coach:
* Mount Dora (FL) H.S. (2014)
Quarterbacks
  • Ocoee (FL) H.S. (2015–2016)
    Offensive coordinator & quarterbacks
  • Ocoee (FL) H.S. (2017–present)
    Head coach
  • Career highlights and awards
    * NAL champion (2017)
    • AFL passing yards leader (2015)
    • E8 Rookie of the Year (2005)
    • ECAC D-III Northwest Rookie of the Year (2005)
    • E8 Offensive Player of the Year (2007–2008)
    • Gagliardi Trophy finalist (2007–2008)
    • Melberger Award (2007)
    • ECAC D-III Northwest Player of the Year (2008)
    • All-ECAC D-III Northwest (2008)
    • Second-team AP Little All-American (2008)
    • NCAA D-III career total offense leader (14,231)
    Career CFL statistics
    CompAtt:13–40
    Passing yards:139
    TDINT:0–3
    Passer rating:12.4
    Career Arena statistics
    CompAtt:955–1,659
    Passing yards:11,834
    TDINT:225–56
    Passer rating:99.62
    Rushing TDs:25
    Player stats at ArenaFan.com

    Jason Boltus (born August 21, 1986) is a professional American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Boltus was signed as a street free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2009.[1][2] He played Division III college football for the Hartwick Hawks, where he was also the team's punter.[3]

    College careerEdit

    Boltus attended University at Albany, SUNY after graduation from high school, where he continued his football career. He red-shirted as a true freshman, but transferred to Hartwick College.[4] As a junior in 2007, Boltus won the Melberger Award as the nation's top NCAA Division III player.[5]

    Professional careerEdit

    Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, Boltus was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the 22nd-best quarterback in the draft.[6]

    Pre-draft measureables
    Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
    6 ft 3 in 225 lb 4.82 s 1.53 s 2.76 s 4.47 s 7.00 s 31.5 in 9 ft 3 in 26 rep

    Boltus retired after the 2016 season. On June 7, 2017, he signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL).[7] He played in 2 games, starting 1, in 2017, completing 17 of 38 passes for 196 yards, 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also scored one rushing touchdown.[8] He started the final game of the regular season in order to give starter Damien Fleming some rest before the playoffs.[9]

    Coaching careerEdit

    In 2014, Boltus became the quarterbacks coach at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora, Florida.[10] In 2015, Boltus became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ocoee High School in Ocoee, Florida.[11][12] In March 2017, Boltus was named the new head coach at Ocoee High School.[11]

    PersonalEdit

    His younger brother Jeremy, a 2011 United States Military Academy graduate, plays lacrosse for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse.[13] He has a twin brother, Jeffrey, who played lacrosse at SUNY Cortland and now coaches football for West Genesee High School in Camillus, New York. He is married to Amanda Barton, assistant field hockey coach at Utica College.

    ReferencesEdit

    1. "Ticats cut Tafralis". www.thespec.com. Metroland. April 21, 2011. http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/520117--ticats-cut-tafralis. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
    2. "Ti-Cats add two quarterbacks". www.ticats.ca. Hamilton Tiger-Cats. May 17, 2012. http://www.ticats.ca/article/ticats-add-two-quarterbacks. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
    3. Huguenin, Mike (February 9, 2009). "Some familiar names not invited to the Combine". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. http://florida.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=910314. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
    4. Tamurian, Nick (April 24, 2009). "From B'ville to the NFL, Boltus on incredible journey". www.cnycentral.com. Sinclair Communications, LLC. http://www.cnycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=291655. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
    5. "B'ville grad & Hartwick QB Boltus nation's best". www.cnycentral.com. Sinclair Communications, LLC. December 10, 2007. http://www.cnycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=74563. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
    6. 6.0 6.1 "Jason Boltus, DS #22 QB, Hartwick". ww.nfldraftscout.com. The Sports Xchange. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=80557&draftyear=2009&genpos=QB. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
    7. "SHARKS SIGN FORMER TAMPA BAY STORM QB". jaxsharks.com. June 7, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170706004649/http://www.jaxsharks.com/news/?article_id=1244. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
    8. "Jacksonville Sharks". thestatguys.com. https://www.webcitation.org/6rk2GymKM. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
    9. "STEEL SHOCK SHARKS 44-37". jaxsharks.com. June 17, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170706004648/http://www.jaxsharks.com/news/?article_id=1254. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
    10. "Spring football report: West Orange plugs transfers into holes". orlandosentinel.com. May 5, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6rk51pazj. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
    11. 11.0 11.1 Ryzewski, Steven (March 10, 2017). "Coaching: Bullock out, Boltus in for Ocoee football -- Observer Preps". orangeobserver.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170706011047/http://www.orangeobserver.com/article/coaching-bullock-out-boltus-in-for-ocoee-football-observer-preps. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
    12. Ryzewski, Steven (June 10, 2016). "Ocoee High offensive coordinator balances life as coach, professional quarterback". orangeobserver.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170706011048/http://www.orangeobserver.com/article/ocoee-high-offensive-coordinator-balances-life-coach-professional-quarterback. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
    13. Gillespie, Ryan (April 2, 2014). "Predators QB draws strength from brother in Afghanistan". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/football/predators/os-orlando-predators-jason-boltus-brother-military-20140402,0,6505463.story. Retrieved April 3, 2014.

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