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Brandon Bolden
RB #38
Height:
5-11
Weight:
220
Age:
24
College:
Mississippi
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

CAR
55
YDS
271
AVG
4.9
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 111 545 4.9 46 5 23 163 7.1 18 0 0 0
2013 NE 12 2 55 271 4.9 46 3 21 152 7.2 18 0 -- --
2012 NE 10 0 56 274 4.9 27 2 2 11 5.5 11 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @BUF W 23-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NYJ W 13-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 TB W 23-3 3 51 17 46 0 5 49 9.8 17 0 -- --
4 @ATL W 30-23 6 17 2.8 8 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --
5 @CIN L 6-13 5 24 4.8 12 0 6 40 6.7 14 0 -- --
6 NO W 30-27 5 19 3.8 12 0 2 9 4.5 5 0 -- --
7 @NYJ L 27-30 8 36 4.5 9 1 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
8 MIA W 27-17 8 22 2.8 8 1 2 7 3.5 5 0 -- --
9 PIT W 55-31 3 36 12 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @CAR L 20-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 DEN W 34-31 13 58 4.5 33 1 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
13 @HOU W 34-31 3 2 0.7 1 0 1 18 18 18 0 -- --
14 CLE W 27-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @MIA L 20-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @BAL W 41-7 1 6 6 6 0 2 16 8 12 0 -- --
17 BUF W 34-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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

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


SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (11/2, 2/0)
  • Was inactive for the first two games due to injury.
  • Made his season debut and first career start and compiled 100 total yards on offense vs. Tampa Bay (9/22). Rushed three times for 51 yards, including a career-long 46 yard gain and caught five passes for 49 yards, including a career-long 17-yard reception. The 46-yard gain was the longest by a Patriots running back since Sammy Morris gained 55 yards on a rush in 2009.
  • 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.
  • Compiles eight rushes for 22 yards and a third-quarter touchdown vs. Miami (10/27). Also caught two passes for 7 yards.
  • Was a healthy scratch at Carolina (11/18).
  • Led the team with 13 rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. Denver (11/24). Also caught one pass for 11 yards.
  • Caught one pass for a career-long 19-yard gain at Houston (12/1). Also rushed three times for two 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 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 records 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 and four touchdowns and 20 receptions for 209 yards and one touchdown.
  • Played in all 13 games as a freshman, amassing 542 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.

PERSONAL
  • Born Jan. 26, 1990.


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.”


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)


HONORS & AWARDS

2012
  • Fed-Ex Ground Player of the Week (Week 4)

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