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July 30th, 2008
Texas State Signee Plays In 74th Texas Football All-Star Game

The Bobcats have to be so excited with the play of their incoming speedy wide receiver Darius Bolden from Cypress Falls in the Houston suburbs. The 6-0, 175 pound player and soon to be Bobcat was a stud for the Golden Eagles in high school as he had 10 catches for 100 yards, 2 touchdowns in only one junior varsity game as a junior. He was also active in Track and Field, he registered in the Long Jump: 21 feet; Triple Jump: 41 feet. He also ran on the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400 relay teams.

Bolden was the number one receiver in statistics in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District with 38 catches for 753 yards and a average of 19.82 yards per catch with 5 touchdowns and a long catch of 62 yards in 2007.

He was blowing by receivers in the secondary and he should have been thrown to deep several times in the 17-15 North’s come from behind win at the Alamodome. Bolden was a force making several key catches during the game. The Bobcats will definitely benefit from his speed and agility this coming season.
Bolden was named First-Team All-District 17-5A, First-Team All-Greater Houston and Second-Team All-State 5-A selection by Texas High School Coaches Association. He had 63 receptions for 1206 yards and 10 touchdowns for 9-3 Golden Eagles. He also represented Texas in the Bayou Bowl All-Star Game versus Louisiana in Baytown recently.

Bolden spoke to postgame and said, “It’s great to be a Bobcat, I am ready. I want to do what I did at Cy-Falls and break records at Texas State. The football coaching staff is great and the setting with the river is beautiful in San Marcos.”

From Staff Reports


Darius Bolden, future Bobcat, gets tackled at the Alamodome in the open field for the South squad.

Bolden signals in the play for the South squad.

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