SPT ANQUAN BOLDIN LAKE POSE

David Spencer/The Palm Beach Post file

On the shore of Lake Okeechobee in south Florida, Pahokee High School quarterback Anquan Boldin strikes a pose in November 1998. Boldin, now a veteran wide receiver for the 49ers, grew up in a government-built housing project on the outskirts of Pahokee. He used his football talents to escape the poverty-ridden town, but has given back to the community via his Q81 Foundation in the form of college scholarships and other donations.

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