The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have agreed to a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers will acquire WR Anquan Boldin in return for sending the Ravens an undisclosed 2013 draft pick. Boldin must pass a physical in San Francisco for the trade to be executed.
“We are excited to add Anquan to our roster,” said 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke. “He is a highly competitive and productive player with strong leadership qualities that will be a welcome addition to our team and community.”
Boldin (6-1, 220), a 10-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowl selection, has played in 140 games (137 starts), registering 772 receptions for 10,165 yards and 58 touchdowns. He has also started all 11 postseason contests in which he has appeared, recording 52 receptions for 806 yards and seven touchdowns.
Boldin was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (54th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played for the Cardinals from 2003-09, hauling in 586 receptions for 7,520 yards and 44 touchdowns, in that span. Boldin was traded to the Baltimore Ravens on March 5, 2009, and went on to tally 186 receptions for 2,645 yards and 14 touchdowns in three seasons with the team. In 2012, he started 15 games and led the Ravens with 65 receptions for 921 yards and four touchdowns. Boldin also added 22 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns in the postseason.
Boldin holds the distinction of being the fastest player in NFL history to reach 400 career receptions (67 games), 500 career receptions (80 games) and 600 career receptions (98 games). As a rookie in 2003, he set the NFL rookie record with 101 receptions, en route to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
A 32-year-old native of Pahokee, FL, Boldin played at Florida State, where finished his career with 118 receptions for 1,790 yards and 21 touchdowns. As a senior, he was the recipient of the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award, given to the conference’s most courageous player.