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Former Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin to Miss White House Visit

June 4th, 2013 at 12:25 PM
By Josh Michael

The Baltimore Ravens are set to be welcomed by President Barack Obama at the White House tomorrow to continue the tradition of every major American sports champion's visit to one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. One of the more instrumental members of the Super Bowl XLVII Champion Ravens squad will not be in attendance.

'Anquan Boldin Catch During Super Bowl XLVII' photo (c) 2013, Au Kirk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Former Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be missing the trip tomorrow due to his current team, the San Francisco 49'ers OTA's. Boldin, who was one of the key contributors during Baltimore's playoff run, would have been visiting the White House as a champion for the first time.

Boldin had one of the most impressive playoff runs for a receiver in recent memory. He reeled in team highs in catches with 22, receiving yards with 380, and touchdowns with four. He had two very important touchdowns in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and put up 100 yard receiving efforts against the Indianapolis Colts and the 49'ers in the Super Bowl.

Baltimore traded Boldin this offseason when the Ravens and Boldin could not agree to a re-structured contract and his departure has left a big hole at the receiver position for Baltimore. Boldin did not only lead the way for the receiving core in the postseason, but in the regular season as well, catching a team high 65 ball for a team high 921 yards.

Not only will Boldin miss the White House visit, but he will also miss the private Super Bowl ring ceremony as well on Friday.

Although Boldin will not be in attendance, both Ed Reed and Ray Lewis will be present at both festivities.


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Tags: Anquan Boldin, Baltimore, Baltimore Ravens, Ed Reed, Football, NFL, Ray Lewis

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