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Brandon Bolden

38
RB
Height: 
5-11

Weight:

220

Age

26
Mississippi
5 Years Pro

2015 Season

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Brandon Bolden was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 10, 2012.

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Brandon Bolden was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 10, 2012.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2015 (15/2, 2/1)

  • Played in 15 regular-season games with two starts and posted 63 rushing attempts for 207 yards (3.3 avg.) and compiled 19 receptions for 180 yards (9.5 avg.) and the first two receiving touchdowns of his career.
  • Also contributed as a core member of the special teams units, where he made one tackle.
  • Appeared in both playoff games with one start and rushed for 12 yards on five carries (2.4 avg.). Also caught three passes for 26 yards (8.7 avg.).
  • Was inactive for one game due to injury vs. N.Y. Jets (10/25).
  • Contributed on special teams in the win at Indianapolis (10/18). Assisted in the tackle on a Colts fake punt attempt, earning credit for his first career defensive tackle.
  • Saw increased playing time after an injury to Dion Lewis in the third quarter vs. Washington (11/8). Rushed once for 12 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards, including an 18-yard score that marked the first touchdown reception of his career.
  • Rushed four times for 11 yards and caught four passes for 84 yards at Denver (11/29), including a 63-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that marks the longest reception of his career.
  • Rushed 16 times for 51 yards at Houston (12/13) after an injury to LeGarrette Blount in the second quarter increased his workload.
  • Made his first start of the season at running back in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20), rushing 10 times for 35 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards. 
  • Made his second career postseason start at running back and made two special teams tackles in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).​

2014 (16/2, 3/1)

  • Played on special teams and as a backup running back in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15).
  • Contributed on special teams in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
  • Made his first career postseason start in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15), carrying three times for seven yards, catching one pass for 11 yards and posting one special teams tackle.
  • Started at running back and carried five times for 15 yards and had one special teams stop vs. Buffalo (12/28).
  • Carried five times for 32 yards and contributed on special teams in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21).
  • Contributed on special teams in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
  • Blocked his first NFL punt in the second quarter of the win at San Diego (12/7) to give the Patriots a first down at the Chargers 25-yard line. It was the Patriots’ first blocked punt since 2010.
  • Made his first start of the season and the third start of his career at Green Bay (11/30), finishing with three carries for 17 yards and one touchdown. His six-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his first of the season and the sixth of his career.
  • Posted one special teams tackle in both of the wins vs. Chicago (10/26) and vs. Denver (11/2).
  • Was a reserve at running back and on special teams in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16), catching one pass for four yards.
  • Was a reserve at running back and on special teams in the win at Buffalo (10/12), rushing six times for 10 yards.
  • Played on special teams and was a reserve at running back in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5), finishing with one rush for three yards and two special teams tackles. Forced a fumble on a third-quarter kickoff that Kyle Arrington returned nine yards for a touchdown.
  • Was a reserve at running back and on special teams in the first four games of the season, rushing eight times for 12 yards and catching one pass for four yards.

2013 (11/2, 2/0)

  • Played in 12 regular-season games with two starts and compiled 271 yards on 55 carries and three touchdowns. Also caught 21 passes for 152 yards.
  • Appeared as a reserve in both playoff games.
  • Was inactive for four games - the first two contests of the year and at Carolina (11/18) due to injury and was a healthy scratch vs. Cleveland (12/8).
  • Made his season debut and first career start vs. Tampa Bay (9/22) and compiled 100 total yards on offense. Rushed three times for 51 yards, including a career-long 46 yard gain and caught five passes for 49 yards.
  • Started and rushed eight times for 36 yards at N.Y. Jets (10/20) and his first touchdown of the season. Also caught one pass for 7 yards.
  • Compiled 22 yards on eight rushes and a third-quarter touchdown vs. Miami (10/27). Also caught two passes for 7 yards.
  • Led the team with 13 rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. Denver (11/24). Also caught one pass for 11 yards.

2012 (10/0, 2/0)

  • Played in 10 regular season games and missed four games due to an NFL suspension. Finished with 56 carries for 274 yards (4.9 avg) and two touchdowns.
  • Appeared as a reserve in both playoff contests.
  • Was inactive due to injury at St. Louis (10/28) and vs. NY Jets (10/21).
  • Compiled 137 yards on 16 carries (8.6 avg) and a touchdown for the first 100-yard rushing game of his career at Buffalo (9/30). Bolden and Stevan Ridley (106 yards) became the first Patriots running back duo to eclipse 100 yards rushing in the same game since Nov. 23, 1980 at Baltimore Colts when Don Calhoun (106) and Vagas Ferguson (100) each went over 100 yards rushing. Also caught one pass for 11 yards. Earned Fed-Ex NFL Ground Player of the Week for his efforts. His 8.6 yard-per carry average is tied for the third-highest ever in a single game for the Patriots among running backs with at least 15 rushing attempts.
  • Gained 54 yards on 14 carries (3.9 avg) vs. Denver (10/7) as part of a rushing attack that eclipsed 200 yards in back-to-back games for the first time since 1978.
  • Rushed for four yards on two carries (2.0 avg) including his first NFL touchdown at Baltimore (9/23).
  • Made his NFL debut and rushed for 11 yards on five carries (2.2 avg) in the season-opening win at Tennessee (9/9).

COLLEGE

  • Finished career ranked second in school in history in total touchdowns (33) and rushing touchdowns (27), third in all-purpose yards (3,681) and fourth in rushing yards (2,604).
  • Played in 10 games with four starts as a senior in 2011, totaling 96 carries for 462 yards (4.8 avg) and four touchdowns while serving as team captain.
  • Earned Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention honors as a junior after playing in all 12 games with 11 starts and tying the school's single-season record for total touchdowns (17) and rushing touchdowns (14) and finishing fifth in the SEC in rushing (81.3 ypg). 
  • Appeared in all 13 games with eight starts as a sophomore, registering 129 carries for 614 yards (4.8 avg) and four touchdowns and 20 receptions for 209 yards (10.5 avg) and one touchdown. 
  • Played in all 13 games as a freshman, amassing 542 rushing yards, five touchdowns rushing and one touchdown receiving. 

EXTRA POINTS

  • Bolden's grandfather, Frank Pitts, played 10 years in the NFL, as a receiver for the Chiefs, Browns, and Raiders. He was with Kansas City for two Super Bowls, losing Super Bowl I and winning Super Bowl IV. Those are two games Bolden, quite proudly, has become familiar with. Very familiar. "I remember being 6 years old, him popping in a highlight film of Super Bowl I and IV. I’ve seen that tape, I’m 22 now, I’ve seen that tape at least 500 times," Bolden said. "He’s great, been pretty much my role model since forever. He’ll call me at the end of the game and tell me everything I did wrong. He’s my toughest critic, and I think that rubbed off on me."

PERSONAL

  • Born Jan. 26, 1990.
  • Bolden’s grandfather, Frank Pitts, played 10 years in the NFL, as a receiver for the Chiefs, Browns, and Raiders. He was with Kansas City for two Super Bowls, losing Super Bowl I and winning Super Bowl IV. 
  • Brandon and his wife, Arianna, have a son, Brycein

HONORS & AWARDS

2012

  • Fed-Ex Ground Player of the Week (Week 4)

BETTER THAN AVERAGE

Brandon Bolden finished with 16 carries for 137 yards and an 8.6-yard average at Buffalo (9/30/12). He also had runs of 20 and 27 yards. His 8.6-yard average is tied for the third highest ever in a single game for the Patriots among running backs with at least 15 rushing attempts.

 

Highest Rushing Average/Single game
(min. 15 attempts)
Curtis Martin 9.6 (17-164 vs. Washington, Oct. 13, 1996)
Tony Collins 9.2 (23-212 vs. N.Y. Jets, Sept. 18, 1983)
Brandon Bolden 8.6 (16-137 at Buffalo, Sept. 30, 2012)
Sammy Morris 8.6 (16-138 vs. Denver, Oct. 20, 2008)
Jim Nance 8.6 (17-146 at Houston, Dec. 11, 1966)
Stevan Ridley 8.5 (15-127 at St. Louis, Oct. 28, 2012)

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2015NE15263207-14019180-632--
2014NE1622889-17128-40--
2013NE12255271-46321152-180--
2012NE10056274-272211-110--
TOTAL202841-46644351-63200

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
17@MIAL 10-20931-10025-60--
16@NYJL 20-26930-130530-140--
15TENW 33-161036-100218-120--
14@HOUW 27-61651-120-------
13PHIL 28-35322-14012-20--
12@DENL 24-30411-90484-631--
11BUFW 20-13415-7000--0--
10@NYGW 27-261-3--3000--0--
9WASW 27-10112-120327-181--
8MIAW 36-7------------
7NYJW 30-23------------
6@INDW 34-27------------
5@DALW 30-6------------
3JACW 51-17------------
2@BUFW 40-3211-1012-20--
1PITW 28-2151-30112-120--

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2015NE15634.22073.313.8014914.3000
2014NE16281.8893.25.6117414.3000
2013NE12554.62714.922.63461425.5210
2012NE10565.62744.927.42271832.1400
TOTAL 532023.88414.215.96464522.3610

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2015NE15191809.5126321180
2014NE162840.5400000
2013NE12211527.212.71800060
2012NE102115.51.11100010
TOTAL 534435186.663211150

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2015NE15321000-----
2014NE16642000-----
2013NE12101000-----
2012NE10550000-----
TOTAL 5315114000000-0

preseason

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
108/11/2016NOW 22-3410433-240-------
208/18/2016CHIW 22-231027-50117-17011
308/26/2016@CARW 19-1710------------
TOTAL 30640-240117-17011

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Buffalo Bills25163.2701
Dallas Cowboys1------
Denver Broncos14112.8900
Houston Texans116513.21203
Indianapolis Colts1------
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Miami Dolphins29313.41001
New York Giants11-3-3-300
New York Jets19303.31301
Philadelphia Eagles13227.31401
Pittsburgh Steelers1510.2300
Tennessee Titans110363.61002
Washington Redskins1112121200

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division10401303.31406
vs AFC Teams115817631308
vs NFC Teams45316.21401
vs Own Division523773.31303

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December4381393.71407
January19313.41001
November410353.51201
October3------
September3620.3300

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium1------
Gillette Stadium723863.71404
Lucas Oil Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium210272.71301
NRG Stadium116513.21203
Ralph Wilson Stadium1111100
Sports Authority Field at Mile High14112.8900
Sun Life Stadium19313.41001

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses425943.81403
Wins113811331206

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays14153.8701
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2510.2300
Sundays12541913.51408

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Buffalo Bills212220-000
Dallas Cowboys1---------
Denver Broncos148421632-111
Houston Texans1---------
Indianapolis Colts1---------
Jacksonville Jaguars1---------
Miami Dolphins2252.560-000
New York Giants100--0-000
New York Jets15306142-000
Philadelphia Eagles112220-000
Pittsburgh Steelers111212121-000
Tennessee Titans12189121-000
Washington Redskins13279182-100

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division101114313636-211
vs AFC Teams111515110.1636-111
vs NFC Teams44297.3182-100
vs Own Division58374.6142-000

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December48506.3143-000
January1252.560-000
November4711115.9634-211
October3---------
September32147121-000

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium1---------
Gillette Stadium77598.4184-100
Lucas Oil Stadium1---------
MetLife Stadium25306142-000
NRG Stadium1---------
Ralph Wilson Stadium112220-000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High148421632-111
Sun Life Stadium1252.560-000

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses41212110.1634-111
Wins117598.4184-100

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays100--0-000
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)211212121-000
Sundays12181689.3637-211

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills20----------
Dallas Cowboys10----------
Denver Broncos10---0------
Houston Texans10----------
Indianapolis Colts11100-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars10----------
Miami Dolphins20----------
New York Giants11100-0-----
New York Jets10----------
Philadelphia Eagles11010-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers10----------
Tennessee Titans10----------
Washington Redskins10---0------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division10321000-----
vs AFC Teams11110000-----
vs NFC Teams4211000-----
vs Own Division50----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December41010-0-----
January10----------
November4110000-----
October31100-0-----
September30----------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium10----------
Gillette Stadium7101000-----
Lucas Oil Stadium11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium21100-0-----
NRG Stadium10----------
Ralph Wilson Stadium10----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10---0------
Sun Life Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses4101000-----
Wins11220000-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
Sundays12321000-----
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