|Height: 6.05||Born: Chattanooga, TN|
|Weight: 285||College: Tennessee|
|Birthdate: 1985-11-17||Years: 4 CGY / 6 CFL|
Bolden signed with Calgary on Oct. 17, 2011. He was signed by Hamilton as a free agent on June 1, 2009, and spent two seasons with the Tiger-Cats.
Bolden played four games and registered six tackles, a tackle for a loss of four yards, a forced fumble and a sack. He first got into the line-up for Game 8 in Ottawa. He was on the reserve list for the four games (1, 3, 4 and 7) and the injury list for three games (2, 5 and 6). He was placed on the six-game injury list after suffering a broken leg on Sept. 13. He was on the injury list for the Western Final but did play in the Grey Cup and registered a blocked field goal.
Bolden played 17 games and had 34 tackles, four quarterback sacks, three knockdowns and two fumble recoveries for 10 yards. He spent the first game of the season on the one-game injured list.
Bolden started the season on the practice roster but then started 11 of the final 12 regular-season games at defensive tackle. He registered 16 tackles, including two tackles for loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery. He also played in the West semifinal, West final and Grey Cup recording a total of four tackles in the post-season.
Bolden joined the club prior to Week 17 and spent the remainder of the season on the practice roster.
Bolden suited up for 17 regular-season games for the Tiger-Cats as well as the East semifinal. He recorded 39 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and picked up a pair of sacks. He also recovered two fumbles and recorded a pass knockdown. His season high in tackles was five and was accomplished against Edmonton on Oct. 3. He had sacks on July 2 against Winnipeg and on Sept. 25 against Saskatchewan.
Bolden played 13 games, all of them starts, during his rookie CFL season with Hamilton. He made his debut on July 10 against BC and recorded a tackle. On Sept. 11, he registered his first professional sack by dropping Toronto’s Cody Pickett. For the season, he had 21 tackles, including a tackle for loss, a sack and a pass knockdown.
- Made his career debut on July 10, 2009, against BC and picked up his first professional tackle
- Recorded his first career sack on Sept. 11, 2009, against Toronto’s Cody Pickett
- Had a game-high six tackles against the Lions on Aug. 17, 2013
- Made his first career playoff appearance in the 2010 East semifinal against Toronto and recorded two tackles
Bolden played four seasons at the University of Tennessee and played 37 games, including 24 starts. Over the course of his career with the Volunteers, he recorded 83 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass knockdowns.
Bolden attended high school at the Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia and as a senior was named to the 2003 Parade All-America and USA Today All-USA teams.