|Date of birth:||March 23, 1957|
|Place of birth:||Downey, California|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 3 / Pick 68|
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Boyd played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Minnesota Vikings selected him in the third round of the 1980 NFL Draft. He played for the Vikings through the 1986 season.
He is the founder of the NFL retired players advocacy group, Dignity After Football. He has testified before Congress about the NFL's player-disability plan and about the health issues that he faces as a result of concussions suffered during his playing days. Brent Boyd married his wife Gina Boyd in 2004.
- Schwarz, Alan (June 27, 2007). "Congress Scolds N.F.L. and Union". The New York Times.
- Keating, Peter (April 9, 2008). "Judiciary Committee blasts NFL, union over medical care". ESPN The Magazine.
- Nordli, Brian (November 24, 2011). "After football: Reno's Boyd is living example of what can happen to former NFL players". Reno Gazette-Journal.
- Dignity After Football website
- Congressional hearing on NFL's system for compensating retired players
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