Hometown roots run deep for Anquan Boldin, 49ers’ fierce wide receiver
July 20, 2014 at 12:15 AM • Comments
For the last 100 years, the Florida town of Pahokee’s most valuable commodity was thought to be its soil. The 49ers’ Anquan Boldin, a native son, believes its people will be its salvation. And the hope is that the kids who escape Pahokee and its poverty don’t leave forever but, like him, return to help lift it from the muck.San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin.A new football stadium that opened at Pahokee High School in 2009 is named after Anquan Boldin, who was starting safety on the Blue Devils’ football team and also its starting quarterback. Anquan Boldin’s father, Carl, right, and uncle, Robert Banks Jr., stand at Anquan Boldin Stadium in Pahokee, Fla. Carl Boldin was a defensive lineman on the Pahokee High School team. He no longer lives in town but is active with his son’s foundation.Pahokee High quarterback Anquan Boldin throws a pass in practice in November 1998. The school has won six state football titles, its first in 1989, and has produced several NFL players.