|Born:||December 18, 1974|
Columbia, South Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Spring Valley|
(Columbia, South Carolina)
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Peter Boulware is a former American football linebacker. Boulware played for the Florida Seminoles in college football. He was picked by the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL to play professional football, which he did through 2005. In 2008, Boulware ran for the Florida House of Representitives, but lost. He wore #58.
Childhood[change | change source]
College Football[change | change source]
In college, Boulware played for the Florida Seminoles. He had success and was known for being a good sack artist. Boulware accepted an athletic scholarship to Florida State University, where he played for coach Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles football team from 1993 to 1996. He redshirted his freshman season in 1993; as a redshirt freshman in 1994, he recorded 37 tackles, five sacks, and five tackles for loss. One of his sacks was recorded against Florida Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel in the 1995 Sugar Bowl.
As a sophomore, Boulware totaled 46 tackles, an ACC-leading ten sacks, and 18 tackles for losses, which ranked second in the ACC, and was named honorable mention All-ACC. As a junior, Boulware totaled 68 tackles, a school record 19 sacks, 20 tackles for losses, seven forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He was a consensus first-team All-American, All-ACC, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, as well as National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News. His 19 sacks were the most in the nation. Boulware decided to leave school early and enter the 1997 NFL Draft.
Boulware graduated on April 26, 1997 with a degree in management information systems.
Pro Football[change | change source]
Boulware was picked by the Baltimore Ravens in 1997. Boulware won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 1997 after 11.5 sacks. While with Baltimore, Boulware became part of a famous linebacker group that included Jamie Sharper and Ray Lewis. Boulware became a Super Bowl champion when the Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. The next year, he had 15 sacks. He intercepted a pass in 2002 and returned it six yards.
Injuries plagued Boulware over his next several seasons in the NFL. They cost him all of the 2004 NFL season as well as large portions of 2003 and 2005. Boulware was released by the Ravens after the 2005 season, and soon retired.
Over his career in the NFL, Boulware added 399 tackles (289 alone), 70 sacks (second all-time on the Ravens list, behind only Terrell Suggs), 13 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and one interception, which was returned for six yards. Boulware was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor in a 2006 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.