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Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd
Boyd with the Green Bay Packers
No. 93 Green Bay Packers
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-03) August 3, 1989
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Philadelphia (MS)
College: Mississippi State
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2015
Tackles: 26
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Josh Boyd (born August 3, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State.[1]

Early Years

Boyd was born in Jackson, Mississippi and attended Philadelphia High School in Mississippi.[2] He lettered in both Basketball, and football.[2] During his junior year he registered 154 tackles (27 for loss), and eight sacks.[2] Additionally, he also blocked two field goals and extra points. His performance earned him first-team All State honors by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and second-team all-state in all other classifications.[2][3] His success continued on in to his senior year, as he had 112 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and a blocked kick. His performance lead to more honors including being selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[3][4]

College career

Recruiting

Boyd was ranked as the fifteenth best defensive tackle in the country, and the sixth best player in the state by Rivals.com.[5] He received scholarships from a number of schools including Auburn, Miami, Florida State, Mississippi, Southern Mississippi, and Tennessee.[5] He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.85 seconds, benched 365 pounds, squatted 500 pounds, and had a 2.5 GPA.[5]

Mississippi State

Boyd ultimately signed his letter of intent to become a Mississippi State Bulldog.[5] He played in all 12 games during his first year on the team and started three of them.[3] During his first game, against Jackson State, he had two tackles.[2] He had his season high in tackles against Georgia Tech.[2]

During his sophomore year, Boyd started every game at defensive tackle.[3] During a Southeastern Conference battle against the Kentucky Wildcats, he had five tackles (2.5 for loss) and one and a half sacks.[3] He finished the season with 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks on the year.[2]

The next year Boyd played in all 13 games with the Bulldogs and started every game but one of them. During the season opener against Memphis he had his first sack of the season.[2] He continued on against LSU where he had seven tackles, two of which were solo. He finished the season with a career-high 51 tackles (14 solo), eight tackles for a loss, and 4.5 sacks.

Going in to his final year with the team, Boyd was named a second-team preseason All-American by Athlon Sports.[6] He was also on the watchlist for the Outland Trophy, given to the best interior lineman each year.[7] In another SEC conference clash, Boyd registered his first fumble recovery in his career.[2] Later that year, during a game against Texas A&M, he blocked a 33-yard field goal on the final play on the first half.[2] He finished the final year of his college career with 33 tackles and 1.5 sacks.[2]

Professional career

Scouting

Boyd was projected to be fifth to sixth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was said to have good body fluidity to redirect his momentum and quick feet capable of making plays at the line of scrimmage.[8] However, he was also said to be underdeveloped in the pass rush and quickly neutralized if his first move did not succeed.[8]

Measurables

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 310 lb 5.14 s 1.71 s 2.89 s 4.64 s 7.16 s 26.50 in 8 ft 8 in 32 reps
All results from NFL Combine[8]

Green Bay Packers

Boyd was selected by the Green Bay packers with a compensatory fifth round pick (167th overall).[9]

Career statistics

Source:[10]

Season Team Games Tackles
GP GS Total Solo Ast Sck Int
2013 Green Bay Packers 9 0 6 5 1 0 0
2014 Green Bay Packers 15 4 19 9 10 0 0
Total 24 4 25 14 11 0 0

References

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External links

  • Mississippi State Bulldogs bio
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