#80 Chris Boyd
• 2013 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Boyd has put together one of the finest receiving seasons ever by a Commodore sophomore… A starter in all 13 games, Boyd teamed with Jordan Matthews to form the SEC[apos]s most potent WR duo and the finest receiving tandem in team history… Boyd[apos]s 50 catches ranks tied for No. 3 all-time among Vanderbilt sophomores and ninth among SEC receivers… His 774 receiving yards ranks eighth in the league… Boyd had at least three catches in 11 of 13 games this season, and surpassed 60 receiving yards in eight games… Concluded the season with five touchdown catches in final six games of the year… Opened Commodore scoring in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl with remarkable one-handed TD catch that earned ESPN SportsCenter[apos]s No. 1 play of the day… Had four total catches in bowl win… Also earned SportsCenter[apos]s No. 1 play for an acrobatic TD catch in victory over Tennessee… Established new career high with 110 receiving yards at Georgia… Match previous high of six catches in three games, including at Northwestern, vs. Auburn and at Kentucky… Posted touchdowns in four consecutive late-season games… Through two years of action, Boyd has 81 career receptions, 1,247 receiving yards and 13 TD catches.
Boyd finished his first season as a key contributor on a high note, capping a solid redshirt freshman campaign by posting receptions in the team[apos]s last eight games… Played in every game, earning seven starts…Topped the squad with eight touchdown catches, the most by a Commodore since Earl Bennett[apos]s nine-TD total in 2005… Finished with 31 catches (No. 5 all-time by Vanderbilt freshman) and 473 receiving yards, both totals ranking second on the team… Concluded season with two-catch, 69-yard effort vs. Cincinnati in AutoZone Liberty Bowl… Effort included a career-long 68-yard TD hookup with QB Larry Smith… Opened playing career with rare receiving feat – catching TD passes with first three career catches… In first career start, had two TD catches vs. Elon… Single-game career high of 90 receiving yards came in win over Army… Sparked late rally at Florida with 10-yard TD catch from Jordan Rodgers in closing minute… Also posted single-game receptions high (6) at Tennessee.
Senior co-captain for Hornets squad that finished 10-2, advancing to third round of AAAAA playoffs… Two-year starter at WR… Honorable mention All-State, first team All-Region… Playing in run-oriented scheme, had 43 receptions and nine TD catches in 2009, including OT score in playoffs… Posted 733 receiving yards… Played in Georgia postseason North/South All-Star Classic… Also started on basketball team… Leadership and academic award recipient.
Christopher Maurice Boyd… Son of Steven and Kim Boyd… Born Dec. 16, 1991… Dad is real estate developer, Mom is an IBM program manager… Has two brothers, Steven Jr. and Julian… Earned Eagle rank in scouting.