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Boyd will submit paperwork and consider NFL

Boyd will submit paperwork and consider NFL


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CLEMSON – Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd Tajh Boyd
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said Wednesday afternoon that he would submit his paperwork for the NFL Draft, and once all of the information is gathered he would sit down with his family and coaches and make the best decision in regards to whether he comes back for a senior season or enters the draft.

Boyd made the comments during a press conference where he talked about not only being named a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, and the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.

“That is one of those deals where I am going to submit my paperwork and consider it,” Boyd said. “I haven’t made a decision yet, but when I get my paperwork back I will sit down with my coaches and parents and those closest to me and talk about it and make the best decision possible. But there is still no decision yet.”

Boyd said there was no round number or draft spot that would be the tipping point in whether he enters the draft or stays for his final year.

“I haven’t really thought about a certain round or anything of that nature,” he said.

Boyd led the ACC in passing efficiency (168.5), total offense (336.8), yards per pass attempt (9.42), touchdown passes (34) and touchdowns rushing and passing (43). He had three games in which he threw five touchdown passes and had six 300-yard passing games. He set a Clemson record with 529 yards of total offense against NC State, and broke the ACC mark for touchdowns rushing and passing with eight in that same game.

Boyd is in his second year as a starter and has taken the Tigers to consecutive 10 win seasons, the first Clemson quarterback to do that since 1987-88 when Rodney Williams quarterbacked the Tigers to consecutive 10-2 seasons. Boyd is now seventh in Clemson history in wins with 20.

Boyd’s 168.5 passing efficiency is a Clemson record and on pace to be the fourth best season in ACC history. His 34 touchdown passes have also tied the ACC record set by Philip Rivers, who had 34 in 2003.

Boyd said learning about the first-team designation and winning the conference player of the year award made for a pretty good day.

“It’s been a really good day, and I am just blesses to have these opportunities and represent the university in the best way possible,” he said. “There have been a lot of congratulations and things of that nature – and smiling – going on.”

Boyd said winning the awards is an honor.

“It was just an exciting moment to know how other people feel about you, especially heading into bowl season,” he said. “It’s been a pretty good week so far; it doesn’t necessarily take away from the feeling of the game, but it has been a fun week.”

He said he knew he would have a chance at some honors, but was more excited that he shared first-team all-conference honors with five of his teammates.

“I thought I would have a pretty good chance,” he said. “But I am just excited to have a chance to go down there and represent Clemson in a great way. As a program, we were excited to hear that we had six guys on the first team, and that capped off the season pretty nicely. It was exciting news. We put in a lot of work into the offseason, and this was a great reward. It lets you know that hard work doesn't go unrewarded.”

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spacer Front Page Story: Boyd will submit paperwork and consider NFL
B-Meist®
spacer Best of luck to him. Hope he makes millions.***
CharlestonTom®
spacer Re: Best of luck to him. Hope he makes millions.***
ALL IN Tiger 888
spacer He hasn't left for the NFL yet, he is just testing the….
tigerking79
spacer ^^^ exactly right^^^
sgt tiger®
spacer Boyd to NFL and possibly Morris to NC State Equals
SpillerROH28
spacer Or stay one more year with a matured line (you won't get hit
soccerkrzy®
spacer Championships, Records, another year to prepare and mature,
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spacer Re: Championships, Records, another year to prepare and mature,
alfatiger
spacer Fame over fortune?
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spacer He didn't state that he was leaving, he just submitted...
tigerking79
spacer Re: Or stay one more year with a matured line (you won't get hit
Section B
spacer Let him go, wish him the very best. Chad Kelly will be
clemsonfan2000c®
spacer You drinkin' again?***
sh3nry16
spacer No he is just that stupid***
Bryanttiger®
spacer Plus He has a Rap Song?***
bwhill
spacer Re: Does next year's team belong to Chad Kelley???***
keysersose
spacer Tajh is easily one of our greatest QB's and your just going
CU_Kobe_24
spacer Re: If Tajh and Hopkins return Clemson plays for national
keysersose
spacer that is if we get a decent defense..
tgrfan42069
spacer No need to pay attention to the Defense. These knuckleheads
Filo Betto
spacer Yeah one of the best against the dukes and wake forest
clemsonfan2000c®
spacer Tell 'em coot
clemson80tiger
spacer so you forgot about..
CU_Kobe_24
spacer Re: Let him go, wish him the very best. Chad Kelly will be
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Let him go, wish him the very best. Chad Kelly will be
adj2
spacer CFL?
emeraldcitydj
spacer Drop the Batson stuff, Boyd lost weight and got faster….
tigerking79
spacer Well, he is definitley not listening to Dabo who said if you
Filo Betto
spacer All he is doing is testing the waters, he hasn't declared...
tigerking79
spacer Just meant, by what was written in the article, the round he
Filo Betto
spacer Dabo is wrong about that
MackDaddy®
spacer Right now 5th round grade at best.
Tiger6060
spacer Re: Right now 5th round grade at best.
keysersose
spacer Re: Has Boyd been told the job belongs to Chad Kelley next
keysersose
spacer Re: Has Boyd been told the job belongs to Chad Kelley next
alfatiger
spacer Re: Right now 5th round grade at best.
RickyC78
spacer Cole Stoudt may have something to say about that.***
Filo Betto
spacer Re: Cole Stoudt may have something to say about that.***
keysersose
spacer I'm kinda out of the loop on the back up situation. Is it
Filo Betto
spacer Terrible assessment. 3rd round at worst, likely 2nd.***
Sunday12pack
spacer It seems like only yesterday...
RickyC78
spacer Re: If Tajh stays he will own every record that matter
keysersose
spacer Re: Re: Right now 5th round grade at best.
Tiger6060
spacer draft projections mean nothing.... and so does YOUR eye, too***
Sunday12pack
spacer He's pissed off.
Country Gentleman
spacer Love ya Tajh, but you're not NFL material yet bro.........
LuciusVI
spacer Re: Love ya Tajh, but you're not NFL material yet bro.........
stodd1515®
spacer Re: Love ya Tajh, but you're not NFL material yet bro.........
alfatiger
spacer Re: Love ya Tajh, but you're not NFL material yet bro.........
tigergrad07
spacer Re: Love ya Tajh, but you're not NFL material yet bro.........
Clemsonhitter®
spacer "your an idiot"...lmao, my favorite.***
soccerkrzy®
spacer don't loose it man***
henry
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Boyd will submit paperwork and consider NFL
ClemsonNYC
spacer Boyd should stay. Think his teammates, coaches, and Morris'
WolfMan2
spacer In last 6 years, ZERO sub-6'2" junior QBs have been drafted.
Razzmatazz
spacer This is the kind of cold, hard, analysis that Boyd needs to
LakeNormanTiger
spacer Barkley is BARELY taller than Tajh, and less talented, too.***
Sunday12pack
spacer Two words! NOT READY
tigerrag100
spacer Makes me wonder if he thinks Chad, Nuk, etc won't be here******
TrickyRick86®
spacer He's not going anywhere.
SouthLowerUG
spacer I hope this doesnt happen but can you imagine
AllTimeClemson
spacer "Wait till next year" has become our mantra***
CharlestonTom®
spacer "Wait till next year" has become our mantra***
dkmoore1975
spacer I think he'll stay
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