Tajh Boyd accepts Senior Bowl invite

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd carries the ball for a touchdown against South Carolina in the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday.

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Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd carries the ball for a touchdown against South Carolina in the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday.

Tajh Boyd has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, which features the nation's top NFL draft prospects in Mobile, Alabama.

The game will be held on Jan. 25, but the week of practices for prospects to show off is the key for NFL personnel. So far among quarterbacks, Fresno State's Derek Carr and Georgia's Aaron Murray have also accepted invitations.

The Hampton, Va. native led the country in November in pass efficiency (199.02), yards per pass (11.2) and completion percentage (76.4), while finishing his regular season in the top-16 overall in completion percentage (67.6) and total offense (312.2).

He holds 54 school records and the ACC marks in total both and passing touchdowns. Boyd is a bowl victory short of tying the Clemson record for wins.

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tigerrob44 writes:

Good for Tajh. He has 2 more games to show his stuff. I generally don't watch these type of games but I'll watch it now.

clemvol writes:

The key here is "Senior Bowl"

Bigboots writes:

I wish him well. I believe he did the best he could.
I don't think he's cool under pressure by any means, but he has worked hard and represented the program the best he could.
So good luck.

clemvol writes:

Boyd did a good job against ACC lesser talents and as a rule that was most teams. Against any pressure team he has had his problems. He has a problem throwing the middle routes. His eyes will telegraph a pass across the middle. He has had the fortune of good receivers where he throws the bowl deep and they are able to run under it. It's hard to see him as an NFL quarterback because you know they bring the heat and pressure. If it doesn't work out he may be a fit for arena football. I believe the bowl game will settle a lot of answers on his ability. We will see.

tigerrob44 writes:

in response to clemvol:

Boyd did a good job against ACC lesser talents and as a rule that was most teams. Against any pressure team he has had his problems. He has a problem throwing the middle routes. His eyes will telegraph a pass across the middle. He has had the fortune of good receivers where he throws the bowl deep and they are able to run under it. It's hard to see him as an NFL quarterback because you know they bring the heat and pressure. If it doesn't work out he may be a fit for arena football. I believe the bowl game will settle a lot of answers on his ability. We will see.

Do you by any slim chance remember the LSU game last year?

clemvol writes:

in response to tigerrob44:

Do you by any slim chance remember the LSU game last year?

Again, over the course of his career what is the bulk of the talent boyd has played against? I will agree that a blind hog will find an acorn every now and then. I also know there are folks that wear the rose colored glasses. The reality is right before our eyes. Look.

essoclub writes:

I love Boyd - he is a warrior and has helped make Clemson's football program relevant again. However, in a side by side comparison of Boyd & Connor Shaw's stats during the regular season (2013), clearly the wrong QB received pre-season Heisman hype. It pains me to say it, but the proof is in the pudding and the numbers do not lie:

This season, Shaw completed 158 of 259 passes for 2,135 yards with 21 touchdowns and only one interception. Yes, you read that correctly - one interception during the entire season. Shaw rushed 138 times for 511 yards (avg. of 3.7 yards / carry) and 5 TDs. Keep in mind, this was against much stiffer competition than what Boyd faced in the all cupcake conference.

Here are Tajh's stats on the season:

252 of 373 passing for a total of 3,473 yards; 29 TDs with 9 picks. Boyd also rushed 134 times for 273 yards (Avg. of 2 yards / carry) and 9 TDs.

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