As a redshirt freshman in the 2010 football season, Ted Bolser earned the nickname ‘Touchdown Ted' because of his propensity for finding the end zone.
He caught five TD passes for the season, more than any tight end in recent IU memory.
Fast forward to the 2013 season, and Bolser is taking things to a different level.
Two games into the season, he is IU's leading receiver with 11 receptions for 134 yards, a 12.2 yard per catch average. More importantly, he has already grabbed four TD passes in those two games. He now has 13 for his Indiana football career and looks as if he may have many more before the season is over.
He caught two in the opener against Indiana State and two more Saturday against Navy. On the two scoring tosses Saturday, sophomore quarterback Nate Sudfeld delivered the passes.
Bolser said he and Sudfeld have developed a great deal of trust in each other over the past two seasons.
"He trusts me,'' Bolser said. "I love it. Hopefully he'll keep throwing it my way. And if he doesn't, hopefully he's hitting Kofi (Hughes) or Cody (Latimer) or somebody else for a touchdown.''
His second touchdown Saturday was an impressive one where he went up and hauled down a pass in the back of the end zone.
"It was just a scramble play,'' Bolser said. "I honestly couldn't tell you what route I ran. … I just kept going and going and going. He saw somebody, either Cody or me, and he just threw the perfect ball. I ws able to reach it. Nate Sudfeld just threw a great pass. He's really a good quarterback.''
Here's a video that AllHoosiers.com staffer Nolan Blair put together of Bolser from Saturday night.
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