Boyd excited for opportunity with Steelers


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Pos: QB   Height: 6-1   Weight: 225   Hometown: Hampton, VA (Phoebus HS)  
Years Played: 2009 - 2013

Former Clemson quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
Quarterback (2009 - 2013)
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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started practice on Friday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Boyd is excited for the opportunity with the popular NFL team.

"I just felt the opportunity was great,” Boyd said after Friday's practice to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I honestly don’t think there’s an organization better than Pittsburgh. There’s been, what, three coaches in the last 40 years?"

"That speaks for itself," Boyd said. "And just the expectation here. These guys want to win a championship every year. I want to be part of that."

Boyd wants the Steelers to be happy with the commitment they have made in signing him. "I want to prove these guys right. They gave me a shot, they’re taking a chance, I want to go out here and make the most of it."

Boyd was a little star-struck when he met Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

"He was like one of my heroes. It was awesome. He even knew my name: ‘You went to Clemson, right?’ "

Boyd passed for 11,904 yards with a 64.3% completion rate, 107 touchdowns and 39 interceptions during his outstanding career at Clemson. He also rushed for 1,100 yards and another 26 scores on the ground. The former fan-favorite was also the ACC player of the year in 2012.

Tajh Boyd

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