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#1 Rob Bolden
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: Squad
City/State: Orchard Lake, Mich.
High School: Orchard Lake St. Mary's HS
Other College: Penn St.
Major: Sociology
Born: 02/20/1992
Rob Bolden Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/03/2014

Elected to transfer to Eastern Michigan during the summer of 2014 ... Came to LSU as a quarterback in 2012 and played that position for two years before training at wide receiver in the spring of 2014 ... Redshirted in 2012 ... Did not see action at LSU after playing in 20 games, including 15 starts at quarterback, in two years at Penn State ... Played in 10 games with eight starts as a true freshman in 2010 and followed that with nine starts in 2011 ... Threw for 2,045 yards and seven TDs at Penn State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Did not see any game action for the Tigers in 2013.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Redshirted as a junior in 2012 after transferring to LSU from Penn State ... Did not see any game action ... Was listed as No. 3 on the depth chart ... Missed last month of season and bowl game due to knee injury.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Played in 10 games with eight starts for Penn State ... Completed 53-of-135 passes for 685 yards, two TDs and seven interceptions ... Was 6-2 as the starter with wins over Indiana State, Temple, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Purdue ... Against No. 2 Alabama, Bolden threw for 144 yards and ran for a season-high 25 yards on four carries ... He helped the Lions gain 16 first downs and 251 yards against the Tide's No. 1 defense, marks that were not matched by any other FBS opponent during Alabama's national championship-winning season ... Led Penn State on a 44-yard, game-winning TD drive at Temple, completing a key third-down pass to Devon Smith and an 11-yard toss to Derek Moye on fourth-and-two to keep the game-winning drive alive ... Completed 7-of-13 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown, a 71-yard scoring strike to Smith, in the win over Eastern Michigan ... Saw playing time in win over Illinois and at Wisconsin ... Started and played all 75 offensive snaps vs. Houston in TicketCity Bowl, throwing for 137 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown strike to receiver Justin Brown.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Became first Penn State true freshman to start at quarterback in season-opener in 100 years – joining Shorty Miller in 1910 – in directing Nittany Lions to 44-14 win over Youngstown State ... Connected on 20-of-29 passes for 239 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in his collegiate debut ... It was the best performance by a true freshman QB in school history ... Tossed 22- and 20-yard touchdown strikes to Brett Brackett and shared the inaugural Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honors for his performance in win over Youngstown State ... Also became Penn State's first true freshman starting quarterback overall since Wally Richardson got the nod against Temple in 1992 ... For year, completed 112-of-193 passes for 1,360 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions in 10 games ... Started nine times as a true freshman ... Delivered four 200-yard passing effort in first five games of season ... Threw for 144 yards in a 24-3 loss to No. 1 Alabama ... Against Kent State, he was 17-of-27 for 217 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions ... Rushed for 33 yards and a TD in win over Kent State ... Delivered his third 200-yard passing effort in the 22-13 win over Temple, going 18-of-23 for 223 yards ... Recorded fourth 200-yard passing game in the first five contests, going 20-of-37 for 212 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception in the Big Ten-opener at Iowa ... Completed first nine passes for 115 yards and a TD vs. Minnesota before suffering game-ending injury in the second quarter ... Missed the Michigan game the following week before returning to action vs. Northwestern ... Saw limited action vs. Ohio State and Indiana.

HIGH SCHOOL
Bolden was a four-star recruit for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep ... Ranked as the nation's fourth-best quarterback by ESPN.com and the second-best dual-threat signal-caller by Rivals.com ... Completed 72-of-152 passes for 1,013 yards and seven touchdowns, while running for 535 yards and nine scores in his senior campaign, in which he led St. Mary's to the state finals ... A team captain, he earned all-district and all-city accolades ... Totaled more than 2,000 yards passing and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for over 1,000 yards and 16 scores in his final two high school seasons ... Was a three-year member of the basketball team and a four-year member of the track team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Robert Craig Bolden Jr. ... Son of Robert Bolden Sr. and Latonia Williams ... Has a younger sister, Paris ... Great uncle is former Alabama All-America cornerback Don McNeal, who was an NFL first-round draft choice in 1980, playing 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins ... Enjoys bowling and playing the drums in his spare time ... Born February 20, 1992 ... Majoring in sociology.

CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 37 vs. Iowa, 2010
Completions: 20 twice (last: vs. Iowa, 2010)
Yards: 239 vs. Youngstown State, 2010
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Youngstown State, 2010

BOLDEN'S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.-Comp.-INT
Yds.
TD
LG
2010 (PSU)

10-8

112-193-7

1,360

5

80 (TD)

2011 (PSU)

10-9

53-135-7

685

2

71 (TD)

2012 (LSU)

Redshirt Season

2013 (LSU)

0-0

 

 

 

 

Totals

20-17
165-328-14
2,045
7
80 (TD)

BOLDEN'S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2010 (PSU)

10-8

30

-11

1

17

2011 (PSU)

10-9

29

38

0

19

2012 (LSU)

Redshirt Season

2013 (LSU)

0-0

 

 

 

 

Totals

20-17
59
27
1
19
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