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Prospect Profile: Tyler Boyd



Wide receiver|Pittsburgh|Junior

Height:6 feet, 1 inch |Weight:197 pounds

College Stats

2015:Boyd started 11 of the 12 games he played and recorded 91 catches for 926 yards and six touchdowns while also contributing 345 rushing yards. Boyd's 7.6 catches per game in 2015 ranked first in the ACC and seventh in the nation, and he was named a First-Team All-ACC receiver by the coaches and media for a second consecutive year.

Career:Boyd played in 38 games at Pittsburgh, starting 34 of them. Over three seasons, Boyd recorded 254 catches for 3,361 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also contributed 520 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground. The Panthers also used Boyd in special teams, and he totaled 238 punt return yards and 1,124 kickoff return yards. Boyd's 91 catches in a single season (2015) rank second in school history, one shy of Larry Fitzgerald (92 catches in 2003).

Combine Results:

40-yard dash: 4:58 seconds

Bench press: 11 reps

Vertical jump: 34 inches

Broad jump: 9 feet, 11 inches

3-cone drill: 6.90 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.35 seconds

60-yard shuttle: N/A

Summary:Boyd has gained a reputation for being both extremely confident and competitive. According to's Lance Zierlein, Boyd has great hands and demonstrates good body control to make catches look easy. Although he only played three seasons, he has lots of experience with starting and being targeted at least 124 times each season.

Boyd immediately made an impact in his freshman season, notching 85 catches for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns to earn All-ACC Third Team honors. He also contributed 108 rushing yards and earned 425 kick return yards for the season, in addition to returning a punt 54 yards for a score in Pittsburgh's bowl game. Boyd earned All-ACC nods as a sophomore and a junior, totaling 2,187 and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2014 and 2015.

Boyd finished his collegiate career as the Panthers all-time leader in catches (254) and receiving yards (3,361). He finished second in Pittsburgh's history in career all-purpose yards (5,243), trailing Tony Dorsett (7,117).

Stacking up:NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks ranked Boyd as the number four wide receiver in his pre-combine position rankings.

High school hype:A native of Clairton, Pennsylvania, Boyd attended Clairton High School and played a number of different positions on the school's team: running back, wide receiver, quarterback, defensive back and on special teams as a punt returner. Boyd set a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League record with 117 career touchdowns and ranked fifth with 5,755 yards. In the three seasons that Boyd started for Clairton, the team went 48-0. Boyd was selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was named to the Rivals 250 (No. 103) and ESPN 300 (No. 165) national prospect lists.


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