78   Cliff Bolden
Cliff Bolden


Shirley, Mass.

High School:
Lunenburg H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 300


Returns for his third year as a starting offensive tackle ? Moves to right tackle this season, after starting the previous two years at left tackle ? Made the transition from defensive tackle to the offensive line prior to the 1996 season ? Has played in 25 career games, making 21 starts.

1998:The starting left tackle for the Minutemen ? Played in 14 games on the season, starting every time ? Missed the game at Connecticut due to bruised ribs ? Part of the offensive line which paved the way for UMass to average 201.6 rushing yards and 471.6 total yards per game ? Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring of 1999.

1997:Started seven games at left tackle, including the last six ? Saw action in all 11 games ? Part of an offensive line unit which helped UMass rank fourth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in rushing (163.3 ypg) ? The offensive line allowed just 18 sacks, which tied for third fewest in the Atlantic 10.

1996:Did not see any game action.

1995:Redshirted. Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner who played both offensive and defensive tackle for Dale Diamandtopolous at Lunenburg High School ? Posted 38 solo tackles, six sacks and two fumble recoveries during his senior year ? Played in the Shriner's All-Star game at offensive tackle following his senior season ? Central Massachusetts Division C All-Star selection at defensive tackle during his senior year ? Worcester Telegram & Gazette Mid-Wachuset Division C All-Star team and Super Team member as a senior ? Fitchburg Sentinel All-Star selection during his senior campaign ? Also a three-year letterwinner in track & field, throwing the shot put ? Earned one letter in basketball.

Personal:Full name is Clifford Lamarr Bolden ? Son of Kelly Bolden ? Born May 9, 1977 in Concord, Mass. ? Not related to defensive lineman Paul Bolden ? Majoring in Communications.

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