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LB Joe Bolden talks about his love for the game and what he works on day in and day out going into 2014 in MGoBlue.com's latest Countdown to Kickoff installment.
At Michigan ... two-year letterman ... has appeared in 26 games at linebacker, making four starts ... has also contributed on special teams.
Sophomore (2013) ... earned second varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... appeared in 13 games at linebacker, making four starts ... also contributed on special teams ... recorded 54 tackles, 4.0 TFLs and two sacks ... KANSAS STATE (Dec. 28) ... made four stops and recorded one sack ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 30) ... made five tackles, including first career sack ... MICHIGAN STATE (Nov. 2) ... registered eight tackles ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... tallied six tackles ... CONNECTICUT (Sept. 21) ... recorded a team best six tackles, including one for-a-loss ...earned Meyer Morton spring award for player who showed the greatest development and most promise as a result of spring practice.
Freshman (2012) ... ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... earned first varsity letter ...appeared in 12 games as a reserve linebacker and 13 games on special teams ... posted 31 tackles, 16 solos, four tackles for losses, one sack and one fumble recovery ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... posted three tackles and one TFL ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... notched six tackles, including five solos and two tackles-for-loss ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... recorded two tackles and his first career fumble recovery ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... recorded first career sack for a loss of 24 yards ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... posted a career-high 10 tackles ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... made career debut as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor.
Prep ... attended Colerain High School (2011) coached by his uncle Tom Bolden ... Key Statistics ... Totaled 86 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one interception returned for a touchdown as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... participated in the Under Armour All-America Game and was chosen as captain ... selected to the All-Ohio Football first team as a senior (2011) ... was three-time all-conference first-team choice ... Other Sports ... earned three letters in baseball.
Personal ... Joseph Daniel Bolden was born August 19, 1993 ... father, Dan, played football at Hanover College ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management.
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