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FLASHBACK: Anquan Boldin hauls in final career touchdown with Lions

With the unexpected news that receiver Anquan Boldin decided to retire just days after signing with the Buffalo Bills, that means the last regular season game Boldin played in his career was with the Detroit Lions.

Boldin’s 14-year career saw him play with Arizona, Baltimore and San Francisco and ended with one season in Detroit last year. He had 67 catches for 584 yards for the Lions, leading the team with eight touchdown grabs.

The final score of Boldin’s career came on a 57-yard Hail Mary from [amazon_textlink asin=’B01N2JF0M7′ text=’Matthew Stafford’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’fandriven-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cf0531ea-e7f4-11e7-ab8c-3bc8f463289b’] near the end of the season finale against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Here is a video of that memory. Enjoy.

Thanks for the memories, Anquan!


Anquan Boldin  via Wikipedia

No. 81, 80
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: October 3, 1980 (age 37)
Pahokee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Pahokee (FL)
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2003, 2006, 2008)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2015)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2003)
  • BCS national champion (1999)
  • USA Today High School All-American (1998)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1,076
Receiving yards: 13,779
Touchdowns: 82



Watch as Matthew Stafford rolls out to his left, throws against his body, and connects with Anquan Boldin for a 24-yard touchdown to give the Detroit Lions a 9-0 lead over the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter.

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Written by Rob Otto

Rob Otto is a former broadcaster on Sportsradio 1130 WDFN, WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, Fox Sports Detroit and Comcast SportsNet. He is a lifelong Michigander, a graduate of Central Michigan University, and has an opinion on everything.

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