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James Boyd (American football)

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Position:  Defensive back

College:  Penn State
Name  James Boyd
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Date of birth:  (1977-10-17) October 17, 1977 (age 38)
High school:  Chesapeake (VA) Indian River
NFL draft:  2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94

Place of birth:  Norfolk, Virginia

James Aaron Boyd (born October 17, 1977) is a former defensive back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake, and as quarterback, guided the team to a state football championship in 1995.


James Boyd (American football) James Boyd

College career

Boyd played free safety at Penn State. In 2000, he was one of 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the best defensive back in college football.

Professional career

James was selected in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wore #42. In his rookie season (2001–02), he played in 16 games, assisting on 3 tackles and making 6 of his own. In 2002, he deflected two passes and made five solo tackles in ten games.


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