Bolden In The Mix At Safety

Tiger Safety is in the mix for a starter spot after strong spring practice

Missouri RSF safety Tavon Bolden stopped by after a recent practice to talk about spring ball and the raging competition at the safety position.

At the time of this interview, Bolden was listed at #2 strong safety, but has been practicing at both safety positions.

The 6'1"  205 lbs. safety reported most recent testing numbers of 4.5 forty, and 41" vertical jump.

Bolden talked about practice.  "It's going good," he said.  "Everybody's out here working hard, and I'm working hard.  We're just out here trying to get better as a team."

Bolden has developed a reputation as a big hitter, and laughed about it when I asked him how he obtained that reputation.  "Our motto in the safety room is "downhill", so big hits is kind of what we feed off of to get everybody energized as a defensive whole."

Bolden talked about some of the challenges of playing his position.  "Coach Odom teaches us if the QB is scrambling, to just match up with the person in your area."

Bolden continued, "You don't want to let nothing behind you.  (At safety) you're the last line of defense," said Bolden.  "So you really have to just stay on your Ps and Qs, and keep your head on a swivel, and make sure you do your assignment."

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