VIDEO: Dutch receiver Geraldo Boldewijn Making A Name With CFL’s BC Lions

Dutch native Geraldo Boldewijn has re-signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He had been on the Lions practice roster and was finally activated in the final regular season game of the year.

In that game versus the Calgary Stampeders he hauled in three receptions for 64 yards including a 50-yard strike from quarterback Travis Lulay which was the third-longest completion of the year for the club.

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Born and raised in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, the 6’4″, 215 lb Boldewijn started playing football for the Amsterdam Panthers before moving to the United States for his senior year of high school. He was bound and determined to play football. After finishing, he attended Boise State where he studied general business. One of his favorite football memories was winning the Fiesta Bowl against TCU in 2010. In his four years at Boise State, he caught 87 passes for 1,151 yards and six touchdowns.

He was picked up by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL as a free agent and played in the preseason in 2014 but suffered a hamstring injury and was released.

However, he did manage to get featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks”. Watch a clip of training camp with Geraldo here.

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Feature image: Vancouver Sun.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.