|Date of birth:May 4, 1978|
|Place of birth: Hastings, Nebraska|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Retired|
|Career highlights and awards|
Early life and college football career Edit
Born on May 4, 1978, in Hastings, Nebraska, Boerigter played college football for hometown Hastings College, an NAIA school. As a wide receiver for the Broncos, Boerigter caught 93 passes for 1,902 yards during his collegiate career, setting team records with a 20.5 yard average and 30 touchdowns. Boerigter was named a two-time All-Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference selection.
His father is Robert Boerigter who in 2010 became the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner.
Professional football career Edit
Boerigter joined the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League in 2002, where he enjoyed a successful NFL rookie season, catching 20 passes for 420 yards (a 21.0 average) with eight touchdowns. He also holds the record, along with twelve other receivers, for the longest pass caught in the NFL, 99 yards, from Kansas City quarterback Trent Green, in a December 22, 2002 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Boerigter was signed by the Green Bay Packers in the 2006 offseason, but was released prior to the start of the season. He immediately signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts but was once again released prior to the start of the 2006 NFL season.
Following his release from the Colts, Boerigter signed a contract and returned to his former CFL team, the Calgary Stampeders on November 20, 2006.
Boerigter began the Stampeders 2007 season as a back-up slotback and wide receiver, before eventually making the Stamps' starting lineup. Boerigter was released by the Calgary Stampeders on August 26, 2007.
Following his release by the Stampeders, Boerigter was quickly signed by the Toronto Argonauts, who outbid the competing BC Lions for Boerigter's services. Toronto released him following the 2007 season and he was not signed as a free agent in 2008.
Boerigter was inducted into the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
- ↑ "2004 Kansas City Chiefs Rosters and Depth Chart". p. 6.
- ↑ http://www.boxscorenews.com/northwest-missouris-boerigter-named-miaa-commissioner-p1586-68.htm
- ↑ Lowell Ullrich (2007-09-01). "Why Bo was a no-go for the Lions". The Province. http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/fifthquarter/archive/2007/09/01/why-bo-was-a-no-go-for-the-lions.aspx. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- ↑ "Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame inductees; Alumni Coach of the Year named". Hastings College. 2008-01-18. http://www.hastings.edu/igsbase/igstemplate.cfm?SRC=MD006&SRCN=articledetails&GnavID=144&SnavID=194&TnavID=479&NewsID=1361. Retrieved 2009-01-31.