Shane Boyd
Boyd with the Baltimore Brigade in 2017
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-09-18) September 18, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Career information
College: Kentucky
Undrafted in 2005
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2005)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at
Comp. / Att.     319 / 567
Passing yards     4,071
TDINT     71–30
QB rating     88.14
Rushing TD     6
Stats at
Stats at

Shane Boyd (born September 18, 1982) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Boyd has also been a member of the Cologne Centurions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Montreal Alouettes, California Redwoods, Indianapolis Colts, Sacramento Mountain Lions, Milwaukee Mustangs, Tampa Bay Storm, Portland Thunder, Bluegrass Warhorses, San Antonio Talons, Arizona Rattlers and Cleveland Gladiators.

Early yearsEdit

In high school and college, Boyd played both baseball and football. He was drafted as a pitcher by the Minnesota Twins the 12th round of the 2004 MLB Draft but decided against signing.

He played football and baseball at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky. His brother, Aaron, was a wide receiver at Kentucky.[1]

College careerEdit

He played in thirty-six games at Kentucky, of which he started sixteen. He finished his college career with 2,484 passing yards, thirteen touchdown passes, 845 rushing yards and thirteen rushing touchdowns.


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2001 Kentucky 85 154 55.2 852 5.5 4 6 102.4 32 156 4.9 3
2002 Kentucky 10 19 52.6 99 5.2 0 0 96.4 12 124 10.3 1
2003 Kentucky 15 43 34.9 205 4.8 2 2 81.0 45 268 6.0 4
2004 Kentucky 138 263 52.5 1,328 5.0 7 9 96.8 102 297 2.9 5
Career 248 479 51.8 2,484 5.2 13 17 97.2 191 845 4.4 13


Professional careerEdit

Boyd was rated the 50th best quarterback in the 2005 NFL Draft by[3]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 232 lb 4.70 s 4.50 s 7.02 s 33½ in 9 ft 7 in

Tennessee TitansEdit

Boyd was signed by the Tennessee Titans before the 2005 season, but was released on August 29.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

After being signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was allocated to NFL Europe and played for the Cologne Centurions before being cut by the Steelers on September 2. Boyd became NFL Europe’s all-time leading rushing quarterback, amassing 339 yards on the ground to break Jon Kitna’s record by five yards.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Boyd spent most of the 2006 season on the Arizona Cardinals before being activated for the season finale. He was waived during final cuts on August 31, 2007.

Houston TexansEdit

Boyd was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad in October 2007. He was re-signed in the 2008 offseason, but waived on August 29.[4]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Boyd was signed by the Montreal Alouettes on May 29, 2009, and released at the beginning of training camp, June 6, 2009.[5]

California RedwoodsEdit

He was drafted by the California Redwoods on June 18, 2009.[6]

He signed with the team on September 2 and scored the first ever UFL touchdown in the second quarter of the game on October 8. Boyd was the only one of the four starting quarterbacks in the UFL's first season to have never played a regular season NFL game.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Boyd was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on December 2, 2009, but was waived on December 9.[7]

Sacramento Mountain LionsEdit

Boyd returned to the Redwoods (by this point relocated and rebranded as the Sacramento Mountain Lions) for 2010, only to be cut in the preseason as the team signed Daunte Culpepper to serve as the team's new starter.[citation needed]

Milwaukee MustangsEdit

Boyd played for the Milwaukee Mustangs in 2012.[citation needed]

Tampa Bay StormEdit

Boyd played for the Tampa Bay Storm in 2013.[citation needed]

Portland ThunderEdit

On December 20, 2013, Boyd was selected by the Portland Thunder in the 2014 AFL Expansion Draft.[8]

Bluegrass WarhorsesEdit

File:Shane Boyd warm up (cropped).jpg

Boyd left the AFL and joined the Bluegrass Warhorses of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) for the 2014 season.[9] He was released after three games.[citation needed]

San Antonio TalonsEdit

Boyd was assigned to the San Antonio Talons of the AFL on April 2, 2014.[10]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Boyd was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers on April 30, 2015, after Rattlers' starting quarterback, Nick Davila, was placed on injured reserve.[11]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

Boyd was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators on January 13, 2017.[12] He started the team's first game of the season, completing 24 of 37 passes for 288 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in a 46–40 loss to the Tampa Bay Storm.[13]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

On May 22, 2017, Boyd and Brandon Thompkins were traded to the Baltimore Brigade for claim order positioning and future considerations. He started the team's final game of the regular season, completing 18 of 32 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns in a 41–35 loss to the Washington Valor.[14] He also started the team's playoff game, completing 21 of 33 passes for 324 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception in a 69–54 loss to the Philadelphia Soul. He rushed for another touchdown.[15] On April 1, 2019, Boyd was again assigned to the Brigade.[citation needed]


  1. "Bio for Shane Boyd | UK Wildcats | Football" (in en). University of Kentucky | Official Athletics Site.[dead link]
  2. "Shane Boyd". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  3. "Shane Boyd". Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  4. "Texans Strategy and Personnel" (in en).
  5. Zurkowsky, Herb (2009-06-06). "Als' Drew to miss all of training camp". The Gazette (Montreal). Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  6. "UFL's California Redwoods Announces 11 New Players Including QB Shane Boyd". 2009-09-02. Archived from the original on 2009-12-10.
  8. "Portland Adds Nine Through Expansion Draft". OurSports Central. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  9. "UK's Own Shane Boyd to QB Bluegrass Warhorses". OurSports Central. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  10. "Talons release Mustain, acquire former Texans QB Boyd". Hearst Newspapers, LLC. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  11. "QB Shane Boyd Assigned to Rattlers". OurSports Central. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  12. "Transactions". Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  13. "Cleveland Gladiators". Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  14. "Baltimore Brigade". Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  15. "Baltimore Brigade vs Philadelphia Soul (Aug 12, 2017)". Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.

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