Anquan Boldin was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 13 catch 208 yard performance against the Green Bay Packers in week 1. The performance itself was memorable but it also brought about some interesting facts. Did you know…
- There have only been three occasions in NFL history when a receiver has had 10 plus catches and 200 or more yards receiving in the opening weekend. Boldin has been that receiver two of the three times. He also did it in his very first game in 2003 with the Arizona Cardinals when he had 10 catches for 217 yards.
- Boldin is the first player in NFL history to record a 100 yard receiving game in his debut for three different teams (Arizona, Baltimore, and San Francisco)
- Boldin is the only player to a score a touchdown in his debut for the team that he faced in the Super Bowl the previous season.
- His 208 receiving yards are the most by a 49er in a season opener. He broke Jerry Rice‘s mark of 169 set in 1994.
- This was Boldin’s second career Player of the Week Award (2010 with Baltimore in week 3 was the other).
- He joins Rice (12), John Taylor (2) and Terrell Owens (1) as the only 49er receivers to ever be named Offensive Player of the Week.
- Boldin, Rice (1994) and Garrison Hearst (1998) are the only 49er players to win the award in week 1.
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