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Christopher Bocage



Lou Holtz, member of the College Football Hall of Fame and one of the greatest football coaches of all time spoke about a motto called P.R.I.D.E.

P - Personal

R - Responsibility

I - In

D - Daily

E - Excellence

It is by this theme that I have chosen to live my life. 100% is the standard for everything I do in life, not the goal. I do not simply aspire or dream to achieve greatness, I expect to be great and take the important steps necessary to make my goals a reality.

My Life

Born in Vallejo, CA (Northern California) and raised in Hawaii on the beautiful island of O'ahu, I grew up with either a football, baseball, or basketball, in my hand. I have always had a lot of success in the things I do because of a strong attention to detail and a "never give up" attitude. I graduated from Saint Louis High School in Honolulu, HI and attended the University of Southern California.

After walking on to the University of Southern California football team in 2002 I had the privilege to become a part of 2 National Championship teams, attend 3 BCS bowl games, and witness 3 Heisman Trophy Winners, Carson Palmer(2002), Matt Leinart(2004), and Reggie Bush(2005). It was an amazing experience and the memories will last a lifetime.

The Hardware

The Hardware

From left to right: 2004 National Championship ring, 2004 Pac-10 Championship ring, 2003 Pac-10 Championship ring, 2003 National Championship ring, 2002 Orange Bowl Championship Ring

After college, and having played sports for his entire life, I decided to take time off to work, finish school, travel, enjoy college life, meanwhile training and working out hard consistently preparing to return to football. The responsibilities of being a Division I student-athlete are similar to that of a full time job and I deserved a much needed break.

In 2006, now focused on my ultimate goal of playing football in the NFL, I signed with an agent and began trying out for professional football teams. Meanwhile, I also became a Certified Personal Trainer and started my own personal training business, Bocage Fitness.

Workouts

March 2007 – Montreal Allouettes (CFL)
April 2007 – British Columbia Lions (CFL)
September 2007 – San Jose Sabercats (AFL)
October 2007 – Utah Blaze (AFL)
October 2007 – Dallas Desperados (AFL)
November 2007 – Los Angeles Avengers (AFL)
January 2008 – Central Valley Coyotes (AF2)
January 2008 – San Jose Sabercats (AFL) two day workout

In 2008, I signed with the Albany Conquest of Arenafootball2 in January 2008 and begun my professional football career. My highlights are listed below along with my final statistics from my 2008 season:

Did not dress in first two games for Albany (Week 1 or Week 3)…Made his Albany and af2 debut on 4/18 at Manchester and had five catches for 50 yards and one touchdown…Caught six passes for 56 yards receiving and two touchdowns, also ran the ball twice for 14 yards and racked up 136 yards on six kickoff returns, including a 53-yard return on 4/26 vs. Mahoning Valley…Had a game-high 252 all-purpose yards (11 rushing, 43 receiving, 198 kick return) and scored a career-high 4 touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 rushing, 1 kick return), including a 53-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on 5/3 vs. Tennessee Valley…Set the franchise record for most Kick Return Yards in a game with 198 Kick Return Yards vs. Tennessee Valley on May 3, 2008 (Previous record was held by Tony Locke – 190 yards on June 6, 2004 vs. Cape Fear)… Posted a career-high 10 receptions for 178 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 12 yards and a game-high 286 all-purpose yards (96 yards kickoff return) on 5/8 at Daytona Beach…Led the team for the fourth-straight week in all-purpose yards (224), had 5 catches for 55 yards and had 169 kickoff return yards, including a season-high 56-yard return for a touchdown on 5/16 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Week 8 was his first career af2 game without a TD reception…Had 5 receptions for 102 yards, ran once for five yards and tallied 170 yards on 9 kickoff returns for a game-high 277 all-purpose yards on 5/23 vs. Manchester; Week 9 was the first time in his af2 career that he did not score at least one touchdown (receiving, rushing or kickoff return) in an af2 game… Posted a game-high 149 all-purpose yards, including 5 catches for 66 yards and 1 touchdown, 1 rush for a 1-yard touchdown, 53 kickoff return yards and 1 missed field goal return for 29 yards on 5/31 at Mahoning Valley.  Was also named the Schutt Offensive Player of the Game at Mahoning Valley… Did not dress for Week 11 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton or Week 12 at Lexington…Did not dress for the third straight week, Week 13 vs. Daytona Beach and again in Week 14 at Manchester…Returned to the lineup and caught a team-high 9 passes for 62 yards and 1 touchdown on 7/12 at Louisville…Caught a game-high 11 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns, including his longest TD reception of the season (39 yards), on 7/18 vs. Manchester…Registered 8 receptions for 79 yards, had 1 kickoff return for 22 yards and made 1 solo tackle on special teams on 7/25 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Final 2008 Stats (10 games played)
68 Receptions for 827 yards and 14 Touchdowns
9 Rushes for 43 yards and 2 Touchdowns
42 Returns for 926 yards and 2 touchdowns
3 Tackles

Professional Football Biography

I am currently coach the Wide Receivers at Louisburg College and plan to spend a majority of my professional life around the wonderful game of football. It has done so much for me and I want to be able to help others have the same experiences I have been blessed with. Athletics builds a lot of character and develops a lot of the necessary personality traits of successful people. For example, teamwork, work ethic, and discipline, just to name a few. The things I have learned throughout my years in sports have molded me into the man I am today and I am extremely grateful to my parents for getting me into athletics as such a young age.

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