Boley entering the field for Super Bowl XLVI.
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|Date of birth:||August 24, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Gadsden, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Elkmont (AL)|
|NFL draft:||2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 160|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Michael Jerome Boley (born August 24, 1982) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern Miss and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL draft.
Boley played college football for Southern Mississippi. In 2004 he won the Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi. During his entire career he finished with 423 tackles, 28.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and was a three-time First-team All-Conference USA selection. In Boley's last season at Southern Miss he was voted as the conference's defensive most valuable player. He was also a finalist for several national defensive awards, including the Butkus Award, the Bednarik Award and the Lott Impact Trophy. He made 125 tackles as a senior and forced five fumbles, picked off two passes and recorded nine sacks.
Boley was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL draft. He took over as a starter in his rookie year after Edgerton Hartwell went down with an Achilles tendon injury. In four years with the Falcons he started 52 of 64 games, recording 330 tackles, six sacks, and five interceptions. He became a free agent after the 2008 season.
New York Giants
On February 5, 2013, Boley was released by the New York Giants.
On October 1, 2013, Boley signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In February 2013, Boley was arrested for child abuse.
- "Boley Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com.
- Vacchiano, Ralph (May 2, 2013). "Ex-NY Giants linebacker Michael Boley 'secretly arrested' on child abuse charges, report". New York Daily News.