Anquan Kenmile Boldin (pronounced /ˈænkwɑːn/; born October 3, 1980 in Pahokee, Florida) is a professional American football player. He was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. He was drafted in the 2nd round because of his relatively slow combine speed. His speed has proved no impediment to success. Boldin was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2003 by the Associated Press. He is known as one of the league's most physical receivers.
Boldin is the cousin of CFL All-Star defensive back Korey Banks. He also has a brother, Demir "D.J." Boldin, who played College football at Wake Forest University. D.J. participated in the 2009 NFL Draft but was not chosen. Shortly after the Draft, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions. He has one son, Anquan Jr.
Boldin requested a trade following the 2007 season when his fellow wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with Arizona and the Cardinals declined to renegotiate Boldin's contract. He has two years with $12 million remaining on his current contract.