OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Kelvin Bolden hasn't given up on his dream of playing pro football in the NFL. To get there he must prove to NFL scouts that he's capable of playing in the premier football league.
On Monday, Bolden says he received a call from his agent Fred Howard.
Bolden said, "Howard told me that the Hamilton Tiger Cats were going to send me a contract and I'm ready to give the CFL a shot. It will only help me achieve my dream of playing somewhere in the NFL one day."
Bolden says he worked out for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in New Orleans two weeks ago and they were impressed with his receiving skills and speed.
He also tried out for the Edmonton Eskimos last week.
Bolden says, "The Tiger Cats open mini-camp on April 27 in Hamilton and I'll be there."
The former Ocean Springs High School standout inked with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He was going to sign with Mississippi State after a great season in Perkinston where he hauled in 53 catches for 1,337 yards and 17 touchdowns. Bolden decided to sign a letter of intent to play football at Southern Miss.
During his senior season in Hattiesburg the 6-foot, 160 pound Bolden grabbed 58 receptions for 671 yards and 7 touchdowns. However he wasn't drafted because of his lack of size.
Bolden ran a 4.4 forty-yard dash in 2011 and never gave up hope. In April of 2012 he inked a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins and later was released by the NFL team.
He's been selling cars at Estabrook Ford Nissan in Pascagoula but will take a break from the auto business and will head North to Hamilton trying to fulfill a dream.
WLOX wishes Kelvin Bolden all the luck in the world. If determination means anything, Bolden will score a touchdown in Canada and should make his presence known.