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Bolser is Indiana's all-time tight ends leader with 117 receptions, 1,337 yards and 15 touchdowns. He became the 20th Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards and finished tied for eighth in TDs, 15th in receptions and 23rd in yardage on IU's career lists. Bolser played in 48 games and started 37 times. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in public affairs management in December 2013.
2013 Honors: Elected team captain along with Greg Heban and Kofi Hughes ... earned honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's coaches and media ... BTN.com second team All-Big Ten ... received Indiana's Chris Dal Sasso Award ... one of eight John Mackey Award semifinalists ... John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week (Navy).
2013 (Senior): Started all 12 games ... made 35 receptions, which ranks fifth on IU's tight ends single-season list, for 320 yards with six touchdowns ... six scores shared fifth nationally among tight ends and set a new IU single-season tight ends mark ... made five tackles on special teams ... finished with game-highs in catches twice and yardage once ... matched a career-high with a game-high six grabs for a game-high 78 yards and two TDs in season-opening win over Indiana State ... scored twice and added five receptions for 56 yards against Navy ... collected a game-high six catches for 32 yards against Minnesota ... brought in three balls for 41 yards at Michigan ... added touchdowns at Michigan State and in victory over Purdue ... two-time IU offensive player of the week (Navy and Michigan State) ... three-time IU special teams player of the week (Indiana State, Penn State and Michigan State) ... eight-time game captain.
2012 Honors: Selected to BTN.com's All-Big Ten team ... second team All-Big Ten honoree by 247Sports.com ... honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's coaches and media ... named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List.
2012 (Junior): Finished fourth on the team with 41 receptions, 445 yards and three touchdowns (tied) ... started all 12 games ... receptions and yardage rank third on IU's tight end single-season list ... sat second in the Big Ten and 15th nationally among tight ends in catches and third in the Big Ten in yardage ... recorded first downs or TDs on 27 of his catches (65.9 percent) ... made six grabs over 20 yards ... posted career-highs with six receptions and 82 yards in win over Iowa ... pulled in three balls for 53 yards, including a career-long 38-yarder, and one score against Wisconsin ... added four receptions for 52 yards and one TD at Penn State ... carded six catches for 42 yards against No. 8 Ohio State and three receptions for 39 yards with a 21-yard touchdown against Michigan State... IU special teams player of the week (Northwestern).
2011 (Sophomore): Caught 14 passes for 165 yards with one touchdown ... started six times and appeared in all 12 games ... made four catches for 54 yards with one score against Penn State ... pulled in three balls for 54 yards against No. 19 Illinois ... Ohio State game captain ... named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List.
2010 Honors: Honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's media ... named to Rivals.com and Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America teams ... recognized on CollegeFootballNews.com All-Freshman team ... selected to ESPN.com and Rivals.com All-Freshman teams ... first team All-Freshman by Phil Steele's magazine.
2010 (Freshman): Appeared in all 12 games with seven starts ... caught 27 passes for 407 yards with five touchdowns and an average of 15.1 yards per catch ... ranked second on the team in TDs and yards per reception ... set an IU tight end record, ranked first nationally among freshman tight ends and tied for seventh nationally among all tight ends in scores ... posted Hoosier freshman tight end records in catches and yards ... finished with the sixth-most yards all-time for a single season among Indiana tight ends ... collected the most yards for an IU tight end since 1991 (Rod Coleman) and the most receptions since 1992 (Ross Hales) ... second all-time among all Indiana freshman pass-catchers in TDs, sixth in yardage and tied for seventh in catches ... lone freshman on the 22-player John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List ... reached 50 yards four times and made six grabs over 20 yards ... targeted 38 times and caught 27 balls, 21 for first downs, to go along with his five touchdowns ... collected four receptions for 68 yards, including a 12-yard score on first career touch vs. Towson ... pulled in an 11-yard TD in win at Western Kentucky and a pair of touchdowns in victory over Akron ... became first Indiana freshman since James Hardy (2005) to score in each of his first three games ... made seven grabs for 77 yards and a career-long 22-yard TD at Illinois ... had four receptions for 58 yards vs. Northwestern and four catches for 54 yards in Old Oaken Bucket victory at Purdue.
2009: Redshirted the 2009 season ... scout team player of the week (Ohio State).
Prep/Personal: Tight end for head coach Kevin Siple at Indian Hill High School ... finished senior season with 63 receptions for 845 yards and 11 scores ... selected first team Southwest District All-City, Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star, Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association All-City, Cincinnati Hill League and All-Ohio ... named offensive MVP and played in the 2009 East-West All-Star Game ... team won the Cincinnati Hill League title and did not lose a conference game in each of his three seasons ... ranked the third-best tight end in the state and tight end with the best hands by OhioVarsity.com ... ESPN.com rated him as the 34th-best tight end nationally ... rated the 41st-best tight end nationally by Rivals.com ... caught 68 passes for 1,038 yards and eight TDs as a junior and 38 receptions for 580 yards as a sophomore ... three-year football, basketball and lacrosse letterwinner ... recorded the most rebounds and steals in Cincinnati as a sophomore and elected captain of lacrosse team as a senior ... honor roll student ... parents are Tom and Toni Bolser ... Theodore Richard Bolser was born on Oct. 22, 1990.
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