Jason Boltus

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Jason Boltus
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1986-08-21) August 21, 1986 (age 32)
Baldwinsville, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Baldwinsville (NY) Charles W. Baker
College:Hartwick College
Undrafted:2009
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • NAL champion (2017)
  • AFL passing yards leader (2015)
  • E8 Rookie of the Year (2005)
  • ECAC D-III Northwest Rookie of the Year (2005)
  • E8 Offensive Player of the Year (2007–2008)
  • Gagliardi Trophy finalist (2007–2008)
  • Melberger Award (2007)
  • ECAC D-III Northwest Player of the Year (2008)
  • All-ECAC D-III Northwest (2008)
  • Second-team AP Little All-American (2008)
  • NCAA D-III career total offense leader (14,231)
Career CFL statistics
CompAtt:13–40
Passing yards:139
TDINT:0–3
Passer rating:12.4
Career Arena statistics
CompAtt:955–1,659
Passing yards:11,834
TDINT:225–56
Passer rating:99.62
Rushing TDs:25
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Jason Boltus (born August 21, 1986) is a professional American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Boltus was signed as a street free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2009.[1][2] He played Division III college football for the Hartwick Hawks, where he was also the team's punter.[3]

College career[edit]

Boltus attended University at Albany, SUNY after graduation from high school, where he continued his football career. He red-shirted as a true freshman, but transferred to Hartwick College.[4] As a junior in 2007, Boltus won the Melberger Award as the nation's top NCAA Division III player.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, Boltus was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the 22nd-best quarterback in the draft.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
4.82 s 1.53 s 2.76 s 4.47 s 7.00 s 31.5 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
26 reps
All values from 2009 NFL Scouting Combine[6]

Boltus retired after the 2016 season. On June 7, 2017, he signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL).[7] He played in 2 games, starting 1, in 2017, completing 17 of 38 passes for 196 yards, 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also scored one rushing touchdown.[8] He started the final game of the regular season in order to give starter Damien Fleming some rest before the playoffs.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2014, Boltus became the quarterbacks coach at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora, Florida.[10] In 2015, Boltus became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ocoee High School in Ocoee, Florida.[11][12] In March 2017, Boltus was named the new head coach at Ocoee High School.[11]

Personal[edit]

His younger brother Jeremy, a 2011 United States Military Academy graduate, plays lacrosse for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse.[13] He has a twin brother, Jeffrey, who played lacrosse at SUNY Cortland and now coaches football for West Genesee High School in Camillus, New York. He is married to Amanda Barton, assistant field hockey coach at Utica College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ticats cut Tafralis". www.thespec.com. Metroland. April 21, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ti-Cats add two quarterbacks". www.ticats.ca. Hamilton Tiger-Cats. May 17, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Huguenin, Mike (February 9, 2009). "Some familiar names not invited to the Combine". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Tamurian, Nick (April 24, 2009). "From B'ville to the NFL, Boltus on incredible journey". www.cnycentral.com. Sinclair Communications, LLC. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "B'ville grad & Hartwick QB Boltus nation's best". www.cnycentral.com. Sinclair Communications, LLC. December 10, 2007. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Jason Boltus, DS #22 QB, Hartwick". ww.nfldraftscout.com. The Sports Xchange. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "SHARKS SIGN FORMER TAMPA BAY STORM QB". jaxsharks.com. June 7, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jacksonville Sharks". thestatguys.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "STEEL SHOCK SHARKS 44-37". jaxsharks.com. June 17, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  10. ^ "Spring football report: West Orange plugs transfers into holes". orlandosentinel.com. May 5, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Ryzewski, Steven (March 10, 2017). "Coaching: Bullock out, Boltus in for Ocoee football -- Observer Preps". orangeobserver.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  12. ^ Ryzewski, Steven (June 10, 2016). "Ocoee High offensive coordinator balances life as coach, professional quarterback". orangeobserver.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  13. ^ Gillespie, Ryan (April 2, 2014). "Predators QB draws strength from brother in Afghanistan". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 3, 2014.

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