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Tyler Boyd
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Tyler Boyd

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Height
6-2
Weight
190 Lbs

Bio

Tyler Alexander Boyd was born in Clairton, Pennsylvania on November 15, 1994. A wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Panthers, he set the school record for most receiving yards in a bowl game in 2013 and holds several other Pittsburgh freshman records.

Boyd's football career began at Clairton High School, where he played in a number of different positions, before settling into the wide receiver role. Over the course of his high school career, he emerged as one of Western Pennsylvania's most productive players ever, setting a WPIAL record of 117 touchdowns in total and registering 5,775 rushing yards. During his three years as a starter, the school achieved an undefeated and untied 48-0 record.

At the end of his senior year, he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the Big 33 Football Classic, receiving the Most Valuable Player award at the latter. Moreover, the Pennsylvania Sports Writers voted Boyd as the Class A Player of the Year. Having been heavily recruited out of high school, he eventually opted to attend the University of Pittsburgh.

After enrolling at Pitt, Boyd was given playing time as a true freshman and emerged as the most productive freshman wide receiver in the country. Throughout the year, he set school freshman records for receptions and receiving yards, beating the previous records set by Larry Fitzgerald. In total, he registered 85 receptions for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns. Additionally, he became the first true freshman at the University of Pittsburgh to have five 100 yard receiving games. Boyd drew rave reviews for his performance at the 2013 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, where he helped the Panthers to defeat the Bowling Green Falcons 30-27. He led the team for receptions, with eight receptions for 173 yards and in the process, he broke Gordon Jones' school record for most receiving yards in a single bowl game.

Following his successful freshman year, he was named as a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and was a second team All-ACC selection by the media. His efforts in the postseason also saw him honored with an inclusion in the All-Bowl Team compiled by USA Today.

Statistics

Stats REC TAR YDS Y/R TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ TAR 1DN
2013 Regular Season 85 119 1174 13.8 7 69 5 1 1 10 51

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
12-26-2013 @ Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green Falcons 27-30 8 12 173 21.6 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-29-2013 @ Miami (FL) Hurricanes Miami (FL) Hurricanes 31-41 9 12 98 10.9 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-23-2013 @ Syracuse Orange Syracuse Orange 16-17 10 11 82 8.2 16 0 0 1 -6 -6.0 0 0
11-16-2013 @ North Carolina Tar Heels North Carolina Tar Heels 27-34 5 9 92 18.4 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-9-2013 @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame Fighting Irish 28-21 8 9 85 10.6 17 1 0 1 8 8.0 0 0

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