DJ Boldin

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DJ Boldin
No. 87     Toronto Argonauts
Date of birth: (1986-06-20) June 20, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Pahokee, Florida)
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): Slot Receiver
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2009 / Undrafted
As player:

Detroit Lions*
Montreal Alouettes*
Toronto Argonauts*

* Pre-season or practice roster only

Demir "D.J." Boldin (born June 20, 1986 in Pahokee, Florida) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Wake Forest.

College Career[edit]

2005 (Redshirt Freshman): He was named to The Sporting News' ACC All-Freshman Team. He finished second on the team in receiving yards and fourth on the team in receptions He played nine games and started six and Made 15 receptions for 224 yards, a team-best 14.9 yards per catch. Made his first career reception in the Maryland game, a 14-yarder. ... Had three catches against Clemson for 36 yards ... Had a season-high four catches in Tallahassee for 58 yards. ... Caught three passes for 54 yards at Boston College ... Had two grabs for 15 yards at Georgia Tech ... Did not play in the season opener against Vanderbilt because of a coach's decision and missed the Miami game with injury.

2006 (Sophomore): Sat out the season for academic reasons.

2007 (Junior): Caught 11 passes for 127 yards while appearing in all 13 games ... Had a successful return in 2007 after missing the 2006 season ... Caught his first pass since 2005 when he snagged a 14-yarder in the season opener vs. Boston College (Sept. 1) ... Had two receptions vs. Virginia (Nov. 3) and Clemson (Nov. 10) ... Made two receptions for 47 yards in the Meineke Car Care Bowl ... His longest catch of the season was a 38-yarder that led to a first down on a third-and-17 against Connecticut.

2008 (Senior): Led the ACC with 81 receptions and 848 yards receiving 3 touchdowns. Boldin was second in the ACC with (65 yards) a game, and averaging over 10 yards per catch. He was second behind UNC Wideout Hikeem Nicks. Finished his career with 107 receptions 1,199 yards 3 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

(2009): After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Boldin signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2009. September 2009, Boldin was released on the day that final cuts were announced.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

(2010): October 19 Signed with the Toronto Argonauts

(2011): Recorded 3 receptions 35 yards on the year with the Toronto Argonauts.

Background: Named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Palm Beach Post ... A first-team all-state selection ... Had 107 tackles, 2 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles as a senior ... Also had 29 receptions for 691 yards and 9 touchdowns on the other side of the ball ... Listed as the country's No. 77 safety by ... Helped the Blue Devils to a 13-1 record and the 2A state championship ... A first-team all-state selection at linebacker ... Recorded 9 tackles and caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from Alphonso Smith in the state title game ... Played in the Outback Bowl and the Palm Beach All-Star Game ... Also a starter on the basketball team ... Came to Wake Forest with high school teammates Alphonso Smith and Antonio Wilson ... Run's a 4.5 40-yard dash ... Coached by Leroy Foster at Pahokee.


D.J.’s older brother is National Football League veteran receiver Anquan Boldin of the San Francisco 49ers and cousin of CFL All-Star defensive back Korey Banks with the Winnipeg blue bombers.

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