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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bold Step Forward

He started out in the Big Ten. Then, it was off to the SEC.
Now, former OL St. Mary's all-state quarterback Robert Bolden has landed in the MAC to finish off his collegiate football career.
Bolden came back home this week, transferring to Eastern Michigan from LSU, after beginning his time under center in the NCAA at Penn State.
While in high school with the Eaglets, Bolden was a 4-star recruit and was selected to participate in Nike's Elite 11, leading TEAM PORRITT to a pair of appearances in the state championship game.
At Penn State, he was the starter for then-head coach Joe Paterno as only a true freshman, the first person to do so with the Nittany Lions in a century. Following the Paterno-Sandusky child sex abuse scandal two years ago, Bolden bolted for LSU, where he moved positions to wide receiver, but didn't see the field.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder announced he was leaving LSU on Tuesday and was choosing between EMU and CMU. He is expected to transition back to quarterback with the Eagles.
As a senior in 2009 with OLSM, he threw for over 1,000 yards, rushed for over 500 yards and totaled 16 touchdowns on the Eaglets way to Ford Field and the D3 state finals for the second time in three years with Bolden at the helm calling signals.
Believed to have already earned his undergrad degree, Bolden could be eligible right away for the EMU Eagles, coming off a 2-10 campaign in 2013.


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