Tajh Boyd is a former football player and as a quarterback, he is a star with the Clemson Tigers. He was voted 213th in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets but is currently an independent player. Stay tuned for updates on this outstanding football talent, Tajh.
Tajh Boyd’s Biography
Tajh was born on 25 September 1990. He started his freshman year in 2005 in Landstown, but graduated from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia, and then went to Clemson University in South Calorina, where he played college football. He was the starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers from 2011 to 2013.
He was an outstanding player at Clemson University football. He ended his college football career with school and conference records for passing yards with 11,904 and passing touchdowns with 107 and is currently the absolute leader in both categories.
Tajh was retired for the 2009 season and when he returned the following year he was appointed reserve quarterback. He rounded off the season with 33-of-63 passes for 329 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.
The following season he took over the role of starter and led his team to a 10-4 record, winning the ACC championship. You could say that 2011 was a successful year for him. The season ended with him passing 298 of 499 passes for 3,828 yards and 33 pass touchdowns. Apart from running for 218 yards and five touchdowns, Tajh was also mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
The following seasons only became more successful than the previous ones. In 2012 he broke the ACC record for the most touchdowns in a single game. He threw five touchdown passes, ran for three more, scored a total of eight touchdowns and made 529 all-purpose yards. He was named MVP of the 2012 Chick-fill-A-Bowl game against LSU Tigers. Tajh was named ACC Player of the Year and AFCA First Team All-American after the season.
In his senior national team year, he set the ACC career touchdown passing record on November 14, 2013. He ended his college career by leading the Clemson Tigers to a 40-35 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2014 Orange Bowl. His performance at the Orange Bowl set an Orange Bowl record for total yards in one game. Tajh completed 31 of 40 passes for 378 yards and five pass touchdowns, 127 rushing yards, and one touchdown.
Tajh’s Professional Career Timeline
His professional career spanned the years 2014 to 2016, during which he was either off-season or in the training squad or even both. He played in both the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL).
After Tajh’s college career, he was voted 213th overall by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. His stay was short, however, as he was dismissed from the team on August 30, 2014.
After his dismissal, he played in the Experimental Football League (FXFL) with the Boston Brawlers and the Florida Blacktips. On 6 March 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three months later he was released from the team on 18 August 2015. He became a member of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers after signing a contract on September 12, 2015. Tajh left the team after his release on October 16, 2015, and his last stint in professional football was with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. However, it was his longest membership in any team. He signed a contract on 7 November 2015 and was released on 19 June 2016.
Following his announcement on 2 May 2016, he took over the position of coach at 100yds Football Academy, Greenville, South Carolina. Tajh serves as a mentor and guide to ensure students are on the right track and their needs are met.
Tajh was a good player in his active years and has certainly accumulated an attractive amount of net assets. In his first four-year contract, he signed a $2.3 million contract, including a signing bonus of $78,680 on the New York Jets. His signing bonus was guaranteed in advance, and his salary would have increased steadily if he had remained active and on the team.
Information on his net worth is not available, but he must earn a decent amount of money after his previous football career and current aspirations.
Tajh Boyd’s Family
The former soccer player was born to very supportive parents, Tim (who was in the Navy) and Carla Boyd. He has an older sister, Sakena, and a brother, Tim Boyd Jr, who is a year and two days younger than him. Tajh was born in Albany, Georgia while his father was stationed in Florida, but the family moved to Virginia, Hampton when he was 5 years old. He has a cousin, Darrell Roseman, who was an offensive lineman in Auburn.
Quick Facts You Need to Know
Here are the facts you need to know about the former football player.
Tajh Boyd is a Christian.
He had all the tools that make a good quarterback: Arm strength, sensitivity, accuracy, speed, intelligence, guts, and vision, and that’s how he distinguished himself.
Tajh set an ACC record by scoring 38 touchdowns in a single season.
He’s a Republican.
Although he no longer plays, he believes that football is directly connected to life and sees his teammates as partners in responsibility.
Tajh remains committed to the sport, saying he has helped shape it into what it is today.
He has a foundation, the Tajh Boyd Foundation. The foundation benefits underprivileged and vulnerable youth through education, mentoring, and personal development.
Tajh sees himself as a selfless person who likes to spend time with people and really gets to know them and find possible ways to help them.
He has a passion for real estate, which he sees and pursues as his long-term professional goal.
Height: 6’1? (1.85 m)
Weight: 225 lbs
To get a first-hand insight into his activities and life, you can contact him via social media.