Sep 20, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Boise State Broncos wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn (17) runs with the ball after making a catch against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the first quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

All Eyes Will Be On WR Geraldo Boldewijn

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Geraldo Boldewijn received more of a lesser news yesterday. Two days ago, I wrote an article about how the signing of Eric Weems simply makes sense. What I didn’t mention is that it leaves a talented Boldewijn in a tough situation.

“He’s the one guy that I will say has been impressive for us,” said receivers coach Terry Robiskie

This 6’4 220 lb undrafted rookie is a freak of nature. The kid only played one year in high school and he still isn’t really in the groove of football yet. But the fact that he was able to catch 87 passes for 1,151 yards with six touchdowns in four seasons at Boise State after only one year of experience is amazing. It simply shows you his fast-growing potential.

Geraldo has 2 receptions for 26 yards in two preseason games against the Dolphins and the Texans including a nasty block to set up Devin Hester’s touchdown last week. He told Hester, “all my friends from home will be like, OH HE SET UP A TOUCHDOWN FOR DEVIN HESTER!”

“(The NFL) is a lot different and harder. The quarterbacks throw the ball a lot harder.” Geraldo Boldewijn on Hard Knocks

Being a fan of the NFL for over 10 years, I can tell you that the players with a little bit of an interesting background tend to work harder and eventually succeed. Geraldo is one of these players. He grew up in the Netherlands knowing five different languages.

Did he have a sense that he was going to play football? Absolutely not as he told college2pro.com, “I didn’t even know what football was!” He simply moved to America where with the dedication of working hard day in and day out with a dream to be successful, then made it to the National Football League.

So against the Tennessee Titans this Saturday on August 23rd, all eyes should and will be on Geraldo Boldewijn. This is an important game for him to strongly make a case that he deserves to have a spot on the 53 man roster this upcoming 2014 season.

 

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