Sam Boyd (American football)

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Sam Boyd
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1914-08-12)August 12, 1914
Rockwall, Texas
Died June 8, 2001(2001-06-08) (aged 86)
Granbury, Texas
Playing career
1936–1938
1938–1940
Baylor
Pittsburgh Steelers
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950–1953
1954–1955
1956–1958
Baylor (freshmen)
Baylor (ends)
Baylor
Head coaching record
Overall 15–15–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Sam Bradford Boyd (August 12, 1914 – June 8, 2001) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach of the Baylor University from 1956 to 1958, compiling a record of 15–15–1. His 1956 squad finished a 9–2 season with a win over Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl. Boyd played college football at Baylor from 1936 to 1938 and with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL in 1939 and 1940.[1] Boyd served in the United States Navy for three years during World War II. In 1962, he was inducted into Baylor's Athletic Hall of Fame. Boyd died on June 8, 2001 at his home in Granbury, Texas.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Baylor Bears (Southwest Conference) (1956–1958)
1956 Baylor 9–2 4–2 3rd W Sugar 11 11
1957 Baylor 3–6–1 0–5–1 7th
1958 Baylor 3–7 1–5 7th
Baylor: 15–15–1 5–12–1
Total: 15–15–1
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Boyd bio". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sam Boyd; Former Steelers receiver, college football coach". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 12, 2001. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 

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