Bo Bolinger – Ourlads’ NFL Scouts Hall of Fame

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Former NFL Scout with the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.

Bo Bolinger enters his seventh season scouting for the Titans after spending 30 years with the Arizona Cardinals organization. Bolinger is responsible for scouting the Western Region of the United States for the Titans. While with the Cardinals, Bolinger held a number of positions, including Director of College Scouting (1994-97) and Senior Scout (1998-2000). Before joining the Cardinals in 1971, Bolinger coached on the collegiate level for 11 years and spent two seasons as offensive line coach with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). A 1956 draft choice of the Chicago Cardinals, Bolinger played nine games of the 1956 season for the CFL Edmonton Eskimos before returning to his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, as a graduate assistant. After spending the 1957 season as head coach at Miami (Okla.) High School, Bolinger coached the offensive and defensive lines at the University of Denver from 1958-60. He accepted the defensive coordinator’s post at Tulsa the following season, handling that role for two years. In 1963, he moved to New Mexico as offensive and defensive coordinator. After five years with the Lobos, Bolinger spent one season (1968) as offensive coordinator at Utah State before joining the CFL. As a collegian at Oklahoma, Bolinger earned consensus all-America recognition in 1955 when he captained the Sooners’ national championship team that led the nation in rushing and total offense. Bolinger finished ninth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1955 and was named All-Big Eight Conference twice. The 70-year-old Bolinger, a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and his wife, Barbara, reside in Tempe, Arizona. They have three daughters – Sharon, Susan, and Sandra – and four grandchildren.

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