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Bubba Bolden

position

Safety

Height

6-3

Weight

204 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Las Vegas, Nev.

Previous School

USC

High School

Bishop Gorman

Bubba Bolden - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2020 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist
2020 All-ACC, Second Team

2020 (Redshirt Junior): Delivered impressive first season as starting safety…Saw action in all 11 games in regular season, making nine starts and finishing with team-best 74 total tackles…Had 6.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and team-high four forced fumbles…Named semifinalist for Jim Thorpe Award honoring nation’s top defensive back…Earned All-ACC second-team honors…Twice named ACC Defensive Back of the Week…Had two tackles in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Made first start of season in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19) and finished with ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors…Had 11 total tackles (nine solo) and added one forced fumble and one TFL in win over Cardinals…Filled stat sheet in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26), starting and finishing with four solo tackles, forced fumble, interception, pass breakup, two tackles for loss and one five-yard sack…Wore Turnover Chain for first time in 2020 with late-game interception…Earned second ACC Defensive Back of the Week honor after standout start at Clemson (Oct. 10), finishing with game-high 10 total tackles, one forced fumble and two blocked field goals…Started in home win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and finished with six tackles (four solo), one tackle for loss (seven yards) and one PBU…Posted five tackles (four solo) and PBU in start against Virginia (Oct. 24)…Started and recorded two total tackles (one solo) in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Finished with three tackles in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Started in road win at Duke (Dec. 5), finishing with team-high nine tackles (five solo) with one forced fumble…Named semifinalist for Jim Thorpe Award, honoring nation’s top defensive back, in early December…Started and finished with career-high 13 total tackles (eight solo) in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Started 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29) and finished with nine total tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss.

2019 (Redshirt Sophomore): Finished injury-shortened first season with 11 tackles (nine solo), one interception and one forced fumble…Added one PBU…Played in five games and made one start…Did not play in first four games…Made Miami debut against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5), finishing with two solo tackles…Had two solo tackles and one PBU in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Finished with three total tackles against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Earned first start and finished with four total tackles and forced fumble in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Recorded first career interception in win at Florida State (Nov. 2) before suffering season-ending injury against Seminoles.

Before Miami: Spent 2017 season at USC…Did not compete in 2018…Saw action in 13 games and totaled eight tackles in lone season with Trojans.

High School: Selected to 2016 Parade All-American First Team, Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, USA Today All-Nevada Defensive Player of the Year, Las Vegas Review-Journal All-State first team and All-Southwest League as senior safety at Bishop Gorman….Had 27 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, seven interceptions (one touchdown return), two PBUs, one fumble recovery (returned for touchdown) and one blocked field goal as Bishop Gorman won its eighth consecutive state title and third straight USA Today national championship…Had 55 tackles, three interceptions (one returned for touchdown) and three PBUs as junior in 2015…Posted 30 tackles and one interception as sophomore during 2014 season.