Defensive back skills run in Boyd's family. His cousin, Curtis Brown, was an All-Big 12 defensive back for Texas. Another cousin, Bobby Taylor, was a defensive back at Notre Dame and an NFL Pro Bowler. Kris' brother, Demarco, must have not gotten the memo, as he suits up as a linebacker for the Longhorns. The top-10 cornerback prospect nationally and All-State pick from Gilmer, Texas stepped in to play in all 12 games as a reserve and on special teams in 2015 (16 tackles). Boyd moved into the starting line-up for the final eight games of his sophomore season, making 51 tackles, 1.5 for loss, intercepting one pass, and breaking up five others. In his junior campaign, Boyd started 12 of 13 games and collected 57 stops, two interceptions, and a team-high 15 pass breakups. He finished his career with the Longhorns in a flourish, receiving a first-team All-Big 12 nod after starting 13 of 14 games played and posting 67 tackles, 4.5 for loss, an interception, and 16 pass breakups (which tied for sixth-most in the FBS).
Boyd: I'm Glad I Can Get Back To Playing Football
One of the newest Vikings, Texas CB Kris Boyd, FaceTimed in to TCO Studios on Saturday afternoon to chat with vikings.com's Mike Wobschall about his college career as a Longhorn, how he can help the Vikings, and more.
Vikings Select Texas CB Kris Boyd In Round 7 of the 2019 NFL Draft
The Minnesota Vikings select Texas Longhorns defensive back Kris Boyd with the No. 217 overall pick in Round 7 of the 2019 NFL Draft.