Aug. 10, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State football team held their
second two-a-day practice as they continued preparation for their season
opener against Louisiana Tech on August 28. The team worked out at 8:30
a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Between practices, freshman Anquan Boldin told the coaching
staff he wanted to move from quarterback to wide receiver.
“I told him he would be a great quarterback,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “It surprised all of us. He is an excellent prospect
wherever he lines up.”
Boldin was a USA Today All-USA first team selection and the
Florida Player of the Year as a senior quarterback at Pahokee in 1998.
He completed 133-of-233 passes for 2,842 yards (36 touchdowns) and
rushed for 1,497 yards (20 touchdowns) as a senior. Boldin set a state
record with 11,433 total yards in his career.
“I felt like I was playing quarterback for the wrong reasons,”
said Boldin. “I felt like I was doing it just to prove people wrong.
If you want to play quarterback, your heart has to be in it.”
Boldin practiced with the quarterbacks during the morning
session, but made the move to wide receiver for the evening practice.
Before the position change, Boldin was one of four scholarship
quarterbacks on the FSU roster (Chris Weinke, Marcus Outzen and Jared
“I felt good out there at wide receiver,” said Boldin. “We have
a lot of great players there and I am just going to try to learn from
them as I go.”
FSU will continue two-a-days tomorrow with the same schedule.
No new injuries were reported after today’s practices.