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#1 Rob Bolden
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: Squad
City/State: Orchard Lake, Mich.
High School: Orchard Lake St. Mary's HS
Other College: Penn St.
Born: 02/20/1992
Rob Bolden Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 03/10/2014

Transfer from Penn State who enters third and final season with the Tigers in 2014 … Came to LSU as a quarterback in 2012 and played that position for two years before moving to wide receiver in the spring of 2014 … Expected to add depth and could push for playing time at wideout for the Tigers … Redshirted in 2012 … Has yet to play in a game at LSU after seeing action 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 athree-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.

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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