James Boyd (American football)

James Boyd
No. 42
Defensive Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-10-17) October 17, 1977
Place of birth: Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
High school: Chesapeake (VA) Indian River
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
Debuted in 2001
Last played in 2002
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total Tackles 14
Pass Deflections 2
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

James Aaron Boyd (born October 17, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former defensive back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.[1] He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake, and as quarterback, guided the team to a state football championship in 1995.

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.[2]

Professional career

James was selected in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wore #42.[1] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "James Boyd". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ "James Boyd Selected Semifinalist For Thorpe Award". Penn State University. 2000-11-09. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Players: James Boyd". National Football League. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
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