Four years ago, Anquan Boldin saw his Super Bowl-winning dream end when Pittsburgh scored the go-ahead touchdown with 35 seconds remaining to defeat Arizona.
One trade, 67 regular season/playoff games, 302 catches and 23 touchdowns later, Boldin is again on the cusp of a championship.
Boldin, who grew up in Pahokee and played at Florida State, will start for Baltimore in Sunday's Super Bowl against San Francisco. He has been sensational this postseason, leading the Ravens in catches (16), yards (276) and touchdowns (three).
Only until he hoists the Lombardi Trophy will he be able to move on from that February 2009 night in Tampa when he had 84 yards receiving on eight catches for Arizona.
"For me, it's definitely been something that's been on my mind since that Super Bowl," Boldin said. "Everything that I have done as far as working out and preparing has been to get back to this point and to win.
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