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Ralph Bolden
Ralph Bolden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Folkston, Ga.

High School:
Charlton County

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 200

Position:
Running Back



12/20/2012

Football Student-Athletes Make the Grade

Team has solid fall semester in the classroom.

12/14/2012

Bowl-Bound Boilermakers: How They Got There

Led by a group of 20 seniors, Purdue won its last three games and was invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

11/21/2012

Final Boiler Bridge Walk, Pep Rally Set for Friday

Come meet and support the 2012 Boilermakers prior to Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket game against Indiana.

11/19/2012

Football Game Notes - vs. Indiana

The Old Oaken Bucket and a trip to a bowl are on the line for the Boilermakers this weekend.

11/17/2012

Purdue Grabs Victory Over Illinois, 20-17

Akeem Shavers had 99 rush yards and a touchdown

11/17/2012

Purdue vs. Illinois - AP Photos

Purdue vs. Illinois - AP Photos (11/17/12)

10/20/2012

AP Photos: Purdue at No. 7 Ohio State

AP Photos: Purdue at No. 7 Ohio State

10/13/2012

Purdue vs Wisconsin

Purdue vs Wisconsin - AP Photo Gallery

11/26/2011

Purdue vs. Indiana - AP Photos

Purdue vs. Indiana - AP Photos

11/19/2011

Purdue Football vs. Iowa - AP Photos

11/19/11

2011: Appeared in 12 games, including 11 starts ... led Purdue with 674 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 148 carries (4.6 avg.) ... caught 13 passes for 129 yards for the season (9.9 avg.) ... had a season-high 120 yards on 17 carries against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 3 ... rushed 11 times for 46 yards at Rice on Sept. 10 ... finished with 57 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 17 ... rushed six times for 17 yards against Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... scored a touchdown and finished with 33 yards on 12 carries against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... finished with 97 yards on 13 carries at Penn State on Oct. 15 ... had 28 yards rushing on 12 carries against Illinois on Oct. 22 ... rushed 11 times for 22 yards at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... had three receptions for 37 yards and nine carries for 49 yards at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... finished with 80 yards and a score on 18 carries in overtime win against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... recorded 71 yards rushing and one touchdown on 14 carries against Iowa on Nov. 19 ... had a season-high four receptions for 63 yards and rushed 14 times for 54 yards and a score at Indiana on Nov. 26.

2010: Missed the entire season after injuring knee in spring.

2009: Second team All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... first Boilermaker running back to be so honored since Mike Alstott in 1995 ... started all 12 games ... ranked second in Big Ten with 11 touchdowns (9 rushing, 2 receiving), third with average of 77.9 rushing yards per game and seventh with average of 99.7 all-purpose yards per game ... amassed 935 rushing yards (14th on school season list) on 200 carries (4.7 average) ... had 20 receptions for 261 yards (13.1 average) ... co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 234 yards (third-most in school history) on 21 carries with two touchdowns vs. Toledo on Sept. 5 ... had 29 carries for 123 yards and three receptions for 52 yards with three touchdowns at Oregon on Sept. 12 ... caught four passes for 62 yards vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 19 ... had 98 yards rushing on 16 carries with two touchdowns and two receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown at Michigan on Nov. 7 ... appeared briefly at Indiana on Nov. 21 before being sidelined with hamstring injury.

2008: Appeared in eight games as reserve and on special teams ... had 16 carries for 28 yards (1.8 average) ... caught three passes for 18 yards (6.0 average) ... recorded four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist) on special teams ... had three carries for 11 yards vs. Minnesota on Oct. 25 ... recovered onside kick vs. Indiana on Nov. 22.

High School: Three-star prospect ranked as No. 58 athlete nationally and No. 44 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 64 running back nationally and No. 43 player in Georgia by Scout.com ... named Region 2-AA Offensive Player of the Year ... member of Florida Times-Union Super 24 and all-state running back as senior ... rushed for 1,572 yards on 154 carries (10.2 average) with 17 touchdowns ... had 1,963 yards of total offense ... also recorded 13.5 tackles, three interceptions and one blocked kick ... recorded 902 yards of total offense with 771 yards rushing on 64 attempts (12.0 average) and eight touchdowns as junior ... also had 27.5 tackles and four interceptions (three returned for touchdowns) and recovered two fumbles ... first team all-region as defensive back and second team all-region running back ... member of state championship team in 2005 and 2006 ... team captain ... coach was Rich McWhorter ... comes from same school as former Boilermakers DeVarro Greaves and David Pender (2006-09).

Personal: Given name is Ralph Edgar Bolden ... born Dec. 7, 1989 ... law and society major ... enjoys fishing and riding four-wheelers.