Tajh Boyd
Boyd during his tenure with Clemson
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-25) September 25, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Hampton, Virginia
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2014)*
Career highlights and awards
* ACC champion (2011)

Tajh Boyd (born September 25, 1990) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson, where he was the starting quarterback from 2011 to 2013.

Early years

Boyd attended Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia.[1] As a starter on the football team, he was 43–2 winning two state championships in that tenure. He was awarded the Pete Dawkins Trophy for being the co-MVP of the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl after completing 7-of-9 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns.[2]

College career

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Tajh Boyd scrambles during a 2013 game against the Maryland Terrapins.

After being redshirted for the 2009 season, Boyd spent the 2010 season as the backup quarterback to Kyle Parker. He finished the season completing 33-of-63 passes for 329 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Boyd took over as the starter in the 2011 season.[3] Boyd led the Tigers to a 10–4 record, winning the ACC Championship and setting up a game against West Virginia in the Orange Bowl. Although the Tigers lost the Orange Bowl in record fashion, 70–33, Boyd had a highly successful year. He finished the year completing 298-of-499 passes for 3,828 yards and 33 passing touchdowns. He also ran for 218 yards and five touchdowns.[4] He was also mentioned as a possible 2012 Heisman Trophy candidate.[5]

During his second year as a starter in the 2012 season, Boyd helped lead the Tigers to an 11–2 record, completing 287-of-427 passes for 3,896 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. On November 17, 2012 in a game against NC State, he broke the ACC record for most touchdowns in a game. Boyd threw five touchdown passes and ran for three more, collecting eight total touchdowns and racking up 529 all-purpose yards.[6] After the season, he was named the ACC Player of the Year and AFCA 1st team All-American.[7] In the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl game against the LSU Tigers, Boyd completed 36 of 50 pass attempts for 346 yards and two passing touchdowns as well as a rushing touchdown and was named the game's MVP.[8]

As a senior in 2013, the Tigers went 11–2, with Boyd completing 283-of-413 passes for 3,851 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. On November 14, 2013 Boyd set the ACC career passing touchdowns record.[9][10] In his final collegiate game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2014 Orange Bowl, Boyd helped lead the Tigers to a 40–35 victory, completing 31-of-40 passes for 378 yards and five passing touchdowns. He also had 127 rushing yards and a touchdown.[11] His performance set an Orange Bowl record for total yards in a game.[12]

Boyd finished his career with school records for passing yards with 11,904 and passing touchdowns with 107. He is currently the all-time leader in both of those categories.

Professional career

New York Jets

Boyd was selected in the sixth round with the 213th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.[13] Boyd was released by the team on August 30, 2014.[14]


Boyd played in the Fall Experimental Football League with the Boston Brawlers and Florida Blacktips.[15]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Boyd signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 6, 2015, and was released by the team on August 18, 2015.[16]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Boyd signed a contract on September 12, 2015 to join the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. He was released by the team on October 16, 2015.[17]

Montreal Alouettes

Boyd signed a contract on November 7, 2015 with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. He was released by the team on June 19, 2016.[18]

Personal life

Boyd is a Christian.[19] His cousin, Darrell Roseman, was an offensive lineman at Auburn.[20]

Boyd is a Republican and endorsed GOP Presidential candidate John Kasich for president. [21][22]

On May 2, 2016, Boyd announced he would be taking a coaching position in the newly formed 100yds football academy.[23] Located in Greenville, South Carolina, the new academy will be part of 22ft, a basketball academy that opened in 2013.[24] Boyd, along with former Clemson Tiger running back Greg Hood, will work as a mentor and instructor in the football program.

Boyd is currently Head Of Sales For Resort at Lakeside Resort.[25]


  1. "All-peninsula District Football". www.dailypress.com. Daily Press Media Group. November 9, 2008. http://articles.dailypress.com/2008-11-09/sports/0811090002_1_phoebus-woodside-bethel. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  2. Army All-American Bowl notebook: Boyd faces yet another decision. CNNSI.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. Tigers name Boyd starter. The Augusta Chronicle. April 21, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  4. Tajh Boyd. ESPN.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. Heisman candidates Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.. Nationalfootballpost.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  6. Tajh Boyd accounts for 8 TDs as Clemson roughs up NC State
  7. Boyd, Werner named players of the year
  8. Clemson edges LSU on last-second field goal. ESPN.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  9. Tajh Boyd sets record, launches Clemson past Georgia Tech in rout. ESPN.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  10. Clemson's Tajh Boyd breaks ACC record in 55–31 win over Georgia Tech. Los Angeles Times. November 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  11. Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins connect as Clemson rallies past Ohio State. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  12. Reynolds, Tim.Clemson Tigers top Ohio State Buckeyes in the Orange Bowl. January 4, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  13. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000349335/article/tajh-boyd-drafted-213th-overall-by-new-york-jets
  14. Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6SDrTOp2s?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-randylangefb/Jets-Make-Final-Cuts-to-Get-to-53/d967f477-9c58-4ed6-a18c-c3931d6f0eb7. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  15. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000397335/article/exclemson-star-tajh-boyd-signs-with-miami-team-in-new-fxfl
  16. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/08/18/Steelers-release-quarterback-Tajh-Boyd-pittsburgh/stories/201508180138
  17. http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150915/PC20/150919587/1032/former-clemson-qb-tajh-boyd-signs-with-cfl-x2019-s-winnipeg-blue-bombers
  18. "MAKING MOVES: BUCKNOR AMONG BLUE BOMBERS CUTS". Canadian Football League website. https://www.cfl.ca/2016/06/18/making-moves-tracking-final-cuts-around-the-cfl/. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  19. "Clemson’s Rock". http://www.fca.org/themagazine/clemsonsrock/#.U26ZABUo7IV.
  20. "#10 Tajh Boyd". http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205529382.
  21. http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2016/02/13/ex-clemson-qb-tajh-boyd-appearing-kasich-mauldin/80336234/
  22. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/13/i-just-love-his-values-his-morals-beloved-clemson-quarterback-presents-john-kasich-to-south-carolina-voters/
  23. "Tajh Boyd part of new football academy in Greenville". http://www.tigernet.com/story/football/Tajh-Boyd-part-football-academy-Greenville-14798?ref=email. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  24. "22 feet basketball academy - about us". http://www.22ftusa.com/page/show/2006578-about-us. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  25. "Tajh Boyd blends a tireless work ethic and ‘team player’ mentality on behalf of a new Clemson-based real estate development - Upstate Business Journal" (in en-US). Upstate Business Journal. February 15, 2018. https://upstatebusinessjournal.com/tajh-boyd-blends-tireless-work-ethic-team-player-mentality-behalf-new-clemson-based-real-estate-development/.

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