Nephew of Don McNeal preparing to play Crimson Tide

Published 6:05 pm Saturday, September 11, 2010

The nephew of Atmore native and former Alabama Crimson Tide player Don McNeal is getting ready to take the field against the No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

Robert Bolden, a true freshman quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions, is currently suiting up and preparing to take the field with the kick off for the game set for 6:11 p.m.

Bolden is the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Nittany Lions in 100 years and the first-ever to start for legendary coach Joe Paterno.

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Last week in his debut, Bolden led the Nittany Lions to a 44-14 victory over Youngstown State, and completed 20-of-29 passes for 239 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Robert Bolden throws warm-up passes with his receivers before his game against the Crimson Tide.|Photo by Chandler Myers