Peter Boulware was born in Columbia, SC, and graduated from Spring Valley High School. The All-State football player played defensive end and outside rush linebacker at Florida State (1993-1996) and legendary Coach Bobby Bowden. He redshirted his freshman year in 1993. After that he would terrorize the ACC through 1996 racking up tackles for loss and sacks. As a redshirt junior in 1996 he would eclipse an FSU single season record with 19 sacks, adding 20 TFLs, seven forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. That performance earned him consensus first team All-American status, All-ACC, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News. He graduated with a degree in management information systems.
Boulware was drafted 4th overall of the 1997 NFL Draft in the 1st round by the Baltimore Ravens and played for them for nine seasons. Boulware won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1997), become a Super Bowl XXXV Champion in 2001, and was named to four Pro Bowls (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003). He was named as a second team All-Pro in 1999. Boulware would finish his career playing 126 games with a Ravens franchise record of 70 sacks and later named to the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor (2006). He is a 2004 inductee of the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in May 2022 as part of their Class of 2020.Picture courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens