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|Date of birth:||June 20, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Pahokee, Florida)|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight:||217 lb (98 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Undrafted|
Demir "D.J." Boldin (born June 20, 1986 in Pahokee, Florida) is a American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Wake Forest. He signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
Boldin was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year by the Palm Beach Post. He was an A first-team all-state selection. He recorded 107 tackles, 2 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles as a senior in high school along with 29 receptions for 691 yards and 9 touchdowns as wide receiver He selected to the first-team all-state as linebacker.
Boldin was named to The Sporting News' ACC All-Freshman Team. Boldin finished second on the team in receiving yards and fourth on the team in receptions. He played nine games and started six and recorded 15 receptions for 224 yards, a team-best 14.9 yards per catch. Boldin made his first career reception in the Maryland game, a 14-yard reception and had three catches against Clemson for 36 yards. Boldin also had a season-high four receptions in Tallahassee for 58 yards and Boldin caught three passes for 54 yards at Boston College. He had two receptions for 15 yards at Georgia Tech. He did not play in the season opener against Vanderbilt because of a coach's decision and missed the Miami game with injury.
In 2006, Boldin sat out the season due to academic reasons
Boldin recorded 11 reception for 127 yards while appearing in all 13 games in which he 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.
Boldin 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. Boldin was second behind North Carolina Tar Heels Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Finished his career with 107 receptions 1,199 yards 3 touchdowns.
(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.
On October 19, 2010 Boldin signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. In the 2011 CFL season in which Boldin recorded 3 receptions for 35 yards with the Toronto Argonauts.
- DJ Boldin profile at Argonauts.ca