It took a bit longer than expected, but Victor Bolden Jr. is now part of an NFL organization. Bolden was a phenomenal wide receiver for the Birmingham Stallions this season, and now signs a one year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
Cardinals signed USFL standout WR and championship-game MVP Victor Bolden Jr. to a one-year contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2022
In 2022, Bolden was outstanding. He led the USFL in all purpose yards for most of the season, and was a consistent target for both J’Mar Smith and Alex McGough.
WHAT A CATCH FROM @vicbolden
📺: @FOXSports pic.twitter.com/zMqey2hytQ
— CHAMPIONSTALLIONS (@USFLStallions) May 29, 2022
Bolden finished the year with 415 receiving yards, and a touchdown. On top of that, he added almost 800 kick/punt return yards to his resume, posting over 1,200 all purpose yards on the season. His kick return for a touchdown in the semi-finals against New Orleans was a key turning point in that game.
THIS GAME IS INSANE. Victor Bolden with the FIRST kickoff return for a TD in the #USFL. These playoffs are WILD!pic.twitter.com/74M3bnKcVg
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenMI) June 26, 2022
Not to mention – Bolden is a USFL champion. He was a major reason why the Stallions won the inaugural Championship. In fact, he won Championship MVP against Philadelphia on July 3rd.
.@McgoughAlex finds @vicbolden in the end zone to give us the lead 😤😤🐎 #GiddyUp
📺: FOX pic.twitter.com/pInw2awlia
— CHAMPIONSTALLIONS (@USFLStallions) July 4, 2022
Clearly, Victor was one of the USFL’s elite athletes, providing Skip Holtz’ offense with dynamic assets. Now, the talented receiver has the ability to pursue his NFL dreams, due to his exceptional performances in the USFL.
COUNT 👏 IT 👏@vicbolden was gonna get it one way or another 💯
📱: https://t.co/0eRlFGpSU6 pic.twitter.com/NTIGEwBXKz
— CHAMPIONSTALLIONS (@USFLStallions) May 1, 2022
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YOUR USFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME MVP, @vicbolden 👏🥳@joelklatt catches up with the @USFLStallions's WR after his incredible championship performance to help clinch the title ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/xCjvGlkt8v
— USFL (@USFL) July 4, 2022
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