After three stellar years at Pitt, where Tyler Boyd became the Panthers’ all-time most-successful receiver, and was in the top three in receiver productivity in the ACC each season, the next logical step after his junior year was to enter the NFL draft.
His intuition paid off, as the Cincinnati Bengals chose Boyd with the twenty-fourth pick in the second round, 55 overall. The Bengals needed a wide receiver and Boyd should fit the bill and challenge for playing time right away.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi feels Boyd will excel in Cincinnati.
“The Bengals have themselves an outstanding receiver in Tyler Boyd,” Narduzzi said. “He’s an excellent fit for them and should make immediate contributions there. Our entire program is incredibly proud of Tyler and wish him the very best as he begins his NFL career.”
In his freshman year (2013), the 6-2, 200 lb. all-purpose athlete caught 85 passes for 1174 yards and seven touchdowns and he rushed 11 times for 108 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 13 kickoffs for 425 yards and returned three punts for 69 yards and a touchdown.
In his sophomore year (2014), Boyd caught 78 passes for 1261 yards and eight touchdowns, and rushed 12 times for 63 yards. He also returned 16 kickoffs for 442 yards and returned 16 punts for 162 yards. He also completed a pass for 29 yards.
In his junior year (2015), he caught 91 passes for 926 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 40 times for 349 yards. He also returned 11 kickoffs for 257 yards and returned 8 punts for 7 yards. He also threw two passes on three attempts for 67 yards.
While only playing three years at Pitt where he started all three years, he became the Panthers’ most-successful receiver, setting school records for receptions with 254 and receiving yards for 3,361 yards.
He was first team all-conference as a sophomore and a junior, third team all-conference as a freshman
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