James Boyd
No. 42     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-10-17) October 17, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2001 2002)
Career highlights and awards
* USA Today High School All-American (1996)
Total Tackles     14
Pass Deflections     2
Interceptions     0

James Aaron Boyd (born October 17, 1977) is a former defensive back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.[1] He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake, and as quarterback, guided the team to a state football championship in 1995.

College career Edit

Boyd played free safety at Penn State. In 2000, he was one of 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the best defensive back in college football.[2]

Professional career Edit

James was selected in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wore #42.[1] In his rookie season (2001–02), he played in 16 games, assisting on 3 tackles and making 6 of his own. In 2002, he deflected two passes and made five solo tackles in ten games.[3]

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