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Tajh Boyd is a former football player and a star on Clemson Tigers as a quarterback. He was selected 213th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets but is currently a free agent. Keep up to date with this football standout, Tajh.
Tajh Boyd’s Biography
Tajh was born on 25 September 1990. He began his freshman year in 2005 at Landstown but graduated from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia and went on to Clemson University, South Calorina where he played collegiate football. At Clemson Tigers, he was the starting quarterback from 2011 to 2013.
He was a standout in Clemson University football. He finished his collegiate football career with school records and conference records for passing yards with 11,904 and passing touchdowns with 107 and is currently the all-time leader in both categories.
Tajh was redshirted for the 2009 season and coming back the following year, he became the backup quarterback. He rounded off the season with 33-of-63 passes for 329 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.
The next season saw him taking over as the starter and led his team to a 10–4 record thereby winning the ACC Championship. 2011 could be said to be a successful year for him. The season finished with him completing 298-of-499 passes for 3,828 yards and 33 passing touchdowns. Apart from running 218 yards and five touchdowns, Tajh was also mentioned as a possible 2012 Heisman Trophy candidate.
The subsequent seasons only became more successful than their former. In 2012, he broke the ACC record for most touchdowns in a game. He threw five touchdown passes, ran for three more, collected eight total touchdowns and racked up 529 all-purpose yards. He was named the MVP of the 2012 Chick-fill-A Bowl game against the LSU Tigers. Tajh was named the ACC Player of the Year and AFCA First Team All-American after the season.
In his senior year, he set the ACC career passing touchdown record on November 14, 2013. He wrapped his college career by leading the Clemson Tigers to a 40-35 victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2014 Orange Bowl. His performance at the Bowl set an Orange Bowl record for total yards in a game. Tajh completed 31-of-40 passes for 378 yards and five passing touchdowns as well as 127 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Tajh’s Professional Career Timeline
His professional career spanned between 2014 and 2016 throughout which he was either an offseason or practice squad member or even both. He played both in the National Football League (NFL) and in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Following Tajh’s college career, he was selected 213th overall by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. His stay was short however as he was released on August 30, 2014, by the team.
After his release, he played in the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) with the Boston Brawlers and Florida Blacktips. On March 6, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three months later, he was released by the team on August 18, 2015. He became a member of Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL after he signed a contract on September 12, 2015. Tajh left the team following his release on October 16, 2015. His final stint with pro football was with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. It was, however, his longest membership in any team. He signed a contract on November 7, 2015, and was released on June 19, 2016.
He took up the position of a coach in the 100yds football academy, Greenville, South Carolina following his announcement on May 2, 2016. Tajh serves as a mentor and a guide for students to ensure they are on the right track and have their needs met.
Tajh was a fine player during his active years and sure has amassed an attractive amount of net worth. He signed a contract for $2.3 million on his first four-year contract, including a $78,680 signing bonus with the New York Jets. His signing bonus was guaranteed up-front and his salary would have constantly increased had he remained active and with the team.
Information on his net worth is not available but he must be earning a decent amount going by his former football career and current pursuits.
Tajh Boyd’s Family
The former football player was born to very supportive parents, Tim (who was a navy man) and Carla Boyd. He has an elder sister, Sakena and a brother, Tim Boyd Jr. who is his younger by a year and two days. Tajh was born in Albany, Georgia while his father was stationed in Florida but the family moved to Virginia, Hampton when he was 5. He has a cousin, Darrell Roseman who was an offensive lineman at Auburn.
Quick Facts You Need to Know
Here are facts you must know about the former football player.
Tajh Boyd is a Christian.
He possessed all the tools that make a fine quarterback; arm strength, touch, accuracy, speed, intelligence, guts and vision and thus he excelled as one.
Tajh set an ACC record by throwing 38 touchdowns in a single season.
He is a Republican.
Although he no longer plays, for him, football directly correlates to life and he sees his teammates as accountability partners.
Tajh stays connected to the sports as he says it has helped shape who he is today.
He has a foundation, the Tajh Boyd Foundation. The foundation benefits underprivileged and at-risk youth through education, mentoring, and character development.
Tajh views himself as a selfless person who likes spending time with people and really getting to know them and finding possible ways to help them.
He has a passion for real estate which he sees as his long-term professional goal and he’s pursuing it.
Height: 6’1″ (1.85 m)
Weight: 225 lbs
For a first-hand insight into his activities and life, connect with him on social media.