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Joe Bolden
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Bolden playing for Michigan in 2012
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Linebacker
Major:
Date of birth: (1993-08-19) August 19, 1993 (age 26)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)
Career history
High school: Colerain (OH)
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Daniel Bolden (born August 19, 1993) is an American football linebacker who is a former player for the Michigan Wolverines football team.[1]

High school careerEdit

Bolden was born in 1993 and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, attending Colerain High School.[2] He verbally committed to the University of Michigan in April 2011.[3] He was selected as a first-team All-Ohio player in 2011 and played in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game.[2]

College careerEdit

As a freshman during the 2012 season, Bolden appeared in 13 games on special teams and 12 games as a backup at the linebacker position. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-Big Ten Conference freshman teams selected by ESPN.com and BTN.com. As a sophomore in 2013, Bolden appeared in 13 games as a linebacker and was a starter in four games.[2]

During the 2014 season, Bolden was Michigan's second leading tackler with 102 tackles, including 55 solo tackles.[4]

In April 2015, Bolden was placed on the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.[4][5] He was selected as a co-captain of the 2015 Michigan team.[6] During the 2015 season, Bolden led Michigan with 83 total tackles.[7]

NFL careerEdit

Bolden went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.[8][9] Bolden subsequently tried out with the Washington Redskins during rookie mini-camp.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2017, Bolden joined the Washington State Cougars football coaching staff.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mark Snyder (August 3, 2015). "Michigan LB Joe Bolden a sure bet amid uncertainty". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2015/08/03/michigan-wolverines-joe-bolden/31081883/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Joe Bolden Bio". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/joe_bolden_797203.html. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  3. "Ohio linebacker Joe Bolden is Michigan football team's seventh commitment for 2012 class". AnnArbor.com. April 29, 2011. http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/ohio-linebacker-joe-bolden-is-michigan-football-teams-seventh-commitment-for-2012-class/.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mark Snyder (April 20, 2015). "U-M linebacker Joe Bolden makes Lott Trophy watch list". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2015/04/20/michigan-football-joe-bolden/26090603/.
  5. Nick Baumgardner (April 20, 2015). "Michigan's Joe Bolden makes Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list". Mlive.com. http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/04/michigans_joe_bolden_makes_lot.html.
  6. Mike Dyer (August 28, 2015). "Colerain's Joe Bolden named Michigan team captain". Cincinnati Enquirer. http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/football/ohio%20prep%20football/2015/08/28/colerain-joe-bolden-michigan-team-captain-jim-harbaugh/71311522/.
  7. "2015 Michigan Football: Michigan Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jan 01, 2016) All games". University of Michigan. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2015-16/stats/season_stats_20160102aaa.pdf. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  8. Max Cohen (March 18, 2016). "Michigan's Bolden guarantees he'll make NFL roster". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/03/18/joe-bolden-michigan-pro-day/81991302/.
  9. Mike Dyer (April 15, 2016). "Former Michigan and Colerain standout Joe Bolden preparing for NFL". WCPO Cincinnati. http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/dyer-former-michigan-and-colerain-standout-joe-bolden-preparing-for-nfl.
  10. https://www.cougcenter.com/2017/3/21/14998178/wsu-cougars-coaching-staff-adds-youth-joe-bolden

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