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Omar Bolden
SS #31
Height:
5-10
Weight:
195
College:
Arizona State
Hometown:
Ontario, Calif.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 56 51 42 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 DEN 9 5 3 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 DEN 15 19 16 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 14 11 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 13 12 1 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 56 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 DEN 9 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 DEN 15 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 56 5 123 24.6 83 1 2 1 3 1
2015 DEN 9 5 123 24.6 83 1 2 1 3 1
2014 DEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 56 44 1,085 24.7 77 0 28 4 0 1
2015 DEN 9 15 342 22.8 41 0 10 1 0 0
2014 DEN 15 13 429 33 77 0 10 3 0 0
2013 DEN 16 2 44 22 25 0 1 0 0 0
2012 DEN 16 14 270 19.3 33 0 7 0 0 1

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Bio

BOLDEN AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year safety who appeared in 56 regular-season games (1 start) and all six postseason contests during his first four NFL seasons with the Broncos, ranking second on the club with 27 special-teams tackles during that span.
• Contributes in the return game, posting 15 kickoff returns for 342 yards (22.8 avg.) and five punt returns for 123 yards (24.6 avg.) with one touchdown.
• Posted a team-high 12 special-teams tackles for the Broncos in 2014 and returned 13 kickoffs for 429 yards with his 33.0 average ranking first among NFL players (min. 10 ret.).
• Transitioned from cornerback to safety in 2013 and contributed 11 defensive tackles (8 solo) in 16 games played (1 start) for Denver.
• Totaled a team-high 14 kickoff returns for 270 yards (19.3 avg.) and ranked third on the club with nine special-teams stops as a rookie in 2012.
• Started four years for Arizona State University and totaled 138 career tackles (112 solo), seven interceptions (114 yds.) and 21 pass breakups.
• Voted one of four unanimous first-team All-Pac-10 Conference players following his redshirt junior season in 2010 at cornerback in addition to receiving second-team all-conference recognition as a return specialist.
• Played 29 consecutive games to begin his collegiate career, including 23 starts during that period, before suffering a mid-season injury in 2009 and being granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA.
• Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/18/12.

BOLDEN AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year safety who appeared in 56 regular-season games (1 start) and all six postseason contests during his first four NFL seasons with the Broncos, ranking second on the club with 27 special-teams tackles during that span.
• Contributes in the return game, posting 15 kickoff returns for 342 yards (22.8 avg.) and five punt returns for 123 yards (24.6 avg.) with one touchdown.
• Posted a team-high 12 special-teams tackles for the Broncos in 2014 and returned 13 kickoffs for 429 yards with his 33.0 average ranking first among NFL players (min. 10 ret.).
• Transitioned from cornerback to safety in 2013 and contributed 11 defensive tackles (8 solo) in 16 games played (1 start) for Denver.
• Totaled a team-high 14 kickoff returns for 270 yards (19.3 avg.) and ranked third on the club with nine special-teams stops as a rookie in 2012.
• Started four years for Arizona State University and totaled 138 career tackles (112 solo), seven interceptions (114 yds.) and 21 pass breakups.
• Voted one of four unanimous first-team All-Pac-10 Conference players following his redshirt junior season in 2010 at cornerback in addition to receiving second-team all-conference recognition as a return specialist.
• Played 29 consecutive games to begin his collegiate career, including 23 starts during that period, before suffering a mid-season injury in 2009 and being granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA.
• Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/18/12.

2015: Bolden saw action in the season-opener vs. Bal. (9/13) and left the game with a foot injury... Was inactive at K.C. (9/17), at Det. (9/27) and vs. Min. (10/4)... Returned two kickoffs for 54 yards (27.0 avg.) at Oak. (10/11)... Returned five kickoffs for 95 yards (19.0 avg.) and made one special-teams stop at Cle. (10/18)... Recorded a special-teams tackles vs. G.B. (11/1)... Returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown to close out the first half, representing the seventh longest scoring punt return in team history, and added two kickoff returns for 69 yards (34.5 avg.) at Ind. (11/8)... Returned one punt for 11 yards vs. K.C. (11/15)... Fair caught two punts and returned two kickoffs 45 yards (15.0 avg.) at Chi. (11/22)... Returned two kickoffs for 46 yards (23.0 avg.) and two punts for 8 yards (4.0 avg.) in addition to making one solo tackle vs. N.E. (11/29)... Posted one tackle ond defense and returned one kickoff for 33 yards and one punt for 21 yards at S.D. (12/6)... Was inactive vs. Oak. (12/13), at Pit. (12/20), vs. Cin. (12/28) and vs. S.D. (1/3)... Set up a field goal with a 42-yard punt return—the third longest punt return in Broncos’ postseason history—in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17).

2014: Bolden played 15 regular-season games, totaling seven solo tackles on defense and a team-high 12 special-teams stops... Added 13 kickoff returns for 429 yards (33.0 avg.)... Recorded two special-teams tackles (1 solo) at Sea. (9/21)... Notched a season-high three solo tackles in the team’s 42-17 win vs. S.F. (10/19)... Mad e his first career special-teams fumble recovery in the third quarter at K.C. (11/30)... Recorded a career-long 77-yard kickoff return at Cin. (12/22), the longest by a Bronco since 9/29/13... Followed up his career-long return in Game 15 with a 76-yard kickoff return to start the second half vs. Oak. (12/28)... Led the team with two special-teams stops in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Ind. (1/11).

2013: Bolden appeared in all 16 regular-season games (1 start) for the second consecutive season and made the transition from cornerback to safety... Totaled a career-best 11 tackles (8 solo) and added three special-teams stops... Appeared in all three postseason games for the Broncos... Made his first career start vs. S.D. (12/12).

2012: Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Bolden played all 16 regular-season contests as well as Denver’s playoff game during his rookie year and ranked third on the club with nine special-teams stops to go along with four defensive tackles and a pass breakup... Returned a team-high 14 kickoffs for 270 yards (19.3 avg.).

COLLEGE: Bolden was a four-year starter at Arizona State University, where he totaled 138 tackles (112 solo), seven interceptions (114 yds.) and 21 pass breakups during his collegiate career... Missed his 2011 senior campaign after suffering a knee injury during spring practices... Selected as one of four unanimous first-team All-Pac 10 Conference performers as a cornerback in 2010 in addition to receiving second-team all-conference accolades as a return specialist... Saw action in 29 straight games to begin his career with the Sun Devils before an injury midway through the 2009 season that led to a medical redshirt.

PERSONAL: Bolden attended Colony High School in Ontario, Calif., where he played running back and cornerback... Named the CIF Central Division Most Valuable Player and the Inland Valley Player of the Year following his senior campaign in which he led Colony to its first CIF title by winning the league rushing crown (2,003 yards and 26 touchdowns)... Totaled 80 tackles and one interception on defense during his final prep season... Gra duated from ASU in the spring of 2011 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies (justice studies/sociology)... Created a website (www.omarbolden.com/positive-living) and designs elastic bracelets to promote the benefits of optimistic thinking through “Positive Living”... Omar Bolden was born on Dec. 20, 1988, in Ontario, Calif.

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