High School: Named a Top-100 recruit by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Carried the ball for 2,087 yards and scored 40 times as a senior ... Rushed for 2,287 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior ... For his career, totaled 6,099 yards and 108 touchdowns ... Ranked the No. 1 fullback in the country by Tom Lemming ... Named the team's Most Valuable Player for three straight years ... Earned first-team All-State by the Dayton Daily News and Middletown Journal Herald ... Garnered first-team All-District, All-League and All-Conference honors ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Set seven school rushing and scoring records ... As a junior, was the Middletown Journal's Player of the Year, first-team All-Conference, first-team All-District and second-team All-Ohio ... During his sophomore year, was first-team All-Area by the Dayton Daily News and Middletown Journal, first-team All-Conference and second-team All-District ... Played football at Fenwick High School and was honorable mention All-League and All-District as a freshman ... Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
Personal: Born on March 24, 1985 ... The son of Gail and Jim Bolen ... Has one sister, Stephanie and a half brother, Kirk ... Enrolled at Illinois in Jan. 2004 and will go through spring practices.