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April 24, 2014

Former Hartwick QB starring in Arena Football League

STAFF REPORT

Putting up ridiculous offensive numbers is nothing new to former Hartwick College quarterback Jason Boltus.

He did it for the Hawks and now he’s doing for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League.

Bolts was named the AFL’s Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. He threw for a career-high nine touchdown passes in Orlando’s 77-65 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm.

Over his last three games, Boltus has thrown for more than 330 yards and at least eight touchdown passes.

Through six games this season, Boltus has throw for a league-best 1,886 yards in leading the Predators to a 4-2 record.

Boltus quarterbacked Hartwick from 2005-08 and led the Hawks to the 2007 NCAA tournament. In 2007, Boltus won the Melberger Award that goes to the top college player in Division III, and was twice a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy.

He’s the all-time Division III leader in total yards with 14,231. He threw for 13,276 yards and 134 touchdowns at Hartwick. He ranks third in D-III history in passing yards and fourth in touchdowns.

Boltus earned an invitation to the NFL combine following his senior season at Hartwick.

Before joining the Predators, Boltus played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He also played for the Utah Blaze and Spokane Shock in the AFL.

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