All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate Returning starter at one of the defensive tackle spots Experienced, physical player, who is effective at stuffing the run and rushing the passer Has played in 27 career games, making 23 starts.
1999: One of the starting defensive tackles for the Minutemen Played in all 13 games, starting 11 times Had 41 tackles on the season with one sack, one interception and four pass breakups Recorded a career-high nine tackles at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinals, including one tackle for loss Had four tackles and a pass breakup at Richmond Recorded his first career interception against Rhode Island, returning it for 23 yards, while also recording a sack for eight yards and a pass breakup Totaled six tackles at Maine Totaled six unassisted tackles and a pass breakup against Hofstra Made three tackles against New Hampshire in the season opener.
1998: One of UMass starting defensive tackles, playing in 14 games with 12 starts Recorded 50 tackles on the season, including 29 solo stops Also had five sacks and five pass breakups Made five tackles and recovered a fumble against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game Had five tackles in NCAA semifinal win at Northwestern State, including a sack for four yards Totaled four tackles and a sack for three yards in NCAA first round game at McNeese State Made six tackles in the home game against Connecticut Had five tackles against Maine, including a sack for seven yards Made five tackles at Rhode Island, including a sack for seven yards Had a one-yard sack at New Hampshire Totaled three tackles and three pass breakups against Villanova.
Before UMass: Transferred to UMass from the University of Mississippi prior to his sophomore season Played prep ball for coach Frank Zarro at J.P. Stevens (N.J.) High School Team captain as a senior, when he totaled 70 tackles Earned All-County honors at tight end as a senior Played in the New Jersey North-South All-Star Game Also played basketball and ran track in high school Averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior on the basketball team.
Personal: Full name is Saud Paul Bolden Son of Cheryl and Paul Bolden Born October 11, 1978 in Newark, N.J. Majoring in Economics.
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