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Peter Boulware
Jersey #(s)
Born December 18, 1974 (1974-12-18) (age 35)
Columbia, South Carolina
Career information
Year(s) 19972005
NFL Draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
College Florida State
Professional teams
Career stats
Tackle 399
Sacks 70.0
Interceptions 1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Peter Nicholas Boulware (born December 18, 1974), is a former American football linebacker who played for the Baltimore Ravens. He was a Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 9. He is the older brother of strong safety Michael Boulware who is currently a free agent.


Early career

Boulware was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He played at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, and then graduated first from Spring Valley High School, and went on to play for Florida State University. He was an All-State pick for Spring Valley High School in 1992. He recorded 132 tackles, 14 sacks, and two blocked punts and was named one of the top 50 athletes in the Nation by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also named one of the Nation's top 100 athletes by the Dallas Morning News. He accepted a scholarship to FSU.

College career

Boulware redshirted his freshman season in 1993.

Recorded 37 tackles, five sacks, and five tackles for loss as a redshirt Freshman in 1994. Notably, he sacked Gator quarterback Danny Wuerffel in the Sugar Bowl.

As a Sophomore Boulware totaled 46 tackles, an ACC leading ten sacks, and 18 tackles for loss which was second in the ACC. Was named honorable mention All-ACC.

As a junior Boulware totaled 68 tackles, a school record 19 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He was a consensus 1st team All-American, All-ACC, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, as well as National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News. His 19 sacks were the most in the nation. Boulware decided to leave school early and enter the 1997 NFL Draft.

Boulware graduated on April 26, 1997 with a degree in management information systems.

NFL career

He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 4th overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. In 1997 Boulware recorded 66 total tackles, 12 sacks, and one forced fumble to receive The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. He would play for the Ravens for 8 years, going to four Pro Bowls and becoming the Ravens all-time leading sacker. Boulware was also a member of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl winning team during the 2000 NFL Season. The Ravens released Peter Boulware prior to the 2005 season, but re-signed him to a lower salary. Before the 2006 season, the Ravens released him again due to injuries and he decided to retire. Boulware finished his career with 493 tackles, a franchise record 70 sacks, 26.5 tackles for loss, 13 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 19 pass deflections, and one interception for six yards in 126 career games.

Personal life

Peter Boulware is married and has four children. He is also vice president of a Tallahassee Toyota dealership and is featured on their commercials.


Peter Boulware was officially inducted into the Baltimore Ravens' Ring of Honor in a ceremony that occurred during halftime of the game between the Ravens and the Bengals on November 5, 2006.[1]

Political life

On September 10, 2007, Peter Boulware announced his candidacy for Florida State house as a member of the Republican Party.[2] In November 2007, Boulware expressed his support for Republican Presidential hopeful Governor Mike Huckabee by contributing the federally allowed maximum to the candidacy. [3] Huckabee eventually lost his party nomination to Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. On August 26, 2008, Boulware won the Republican Primary with 84.1 percent of the vote. On November 7 , with all ballots from Tuesday's election finally counted Friday, Democrat Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda beat Boulware by 430 votes, for an open Florida House seat[4]. Following the election Boulware was appointed to the Florida Board of Education by Governor Charlie Crist[5].

Career statistics

Year Team G Tackles Sacks TFL INT INT YDS FF FR PD TD
1997 Baltimore 16 66 11.5 2.5 0 0 1 0 0 0
1998 Baltimore 16 83 8.5 6 0 0 0 1 5 0
1999 Baltimore 16 42 10 2.5 0 0 3 0 2 0
2000 Baltimore 16 45 7 2.5 0 0 2 0 1 0
2001 Baltimore 16 82 15 2 0 0 4 1 4 0
2002 Baltimore 16 87 7 4.5 1 6 0 2 4 0
2003 Baltimore 15 79 8.5 5.5 0 0 3 1 2 0
2004 Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Baltimore 15 9 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 126 493 70 26.5 1 6 13 5 19 0
  • Pro Bowls: 4
  • Played in 111 straight games to start his career before sitting out the final game of the 2003 season due to injury. Sat out all of 2004.
  • Baltimore Ravens record for sacks in a season with 15 in 2001.
  • Baltimore Ravens team records of 70 sacks for 428 yards lost.
  • Totaled 18 tackles and 3 sacks in his 6 career Playoff games.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Simeon Rice
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Charles Woodson

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