Cory Boyd

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Cory Boyd
Date of birth (1985-08-06) August 6, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Orange, New Jersey
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg)
College South Carolina
High school Orange
NFL draft 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238
Drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
As player
2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers*
2008 Denver Broncos
20102012 Toronto Argonauts
2012 Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice roster only.
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star - 2011, 2012
Career stats

Cory J. Boyd (born August 6, 1985) is a former gridiron football running back. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Early years[edit]

Boyd played high school football and basketball at Orange High School, earning him a football scholarship to the University of South Carolina.

College career[edit]

Boyd played for legendary coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier while at South Carolina. He finished ranked 10th all time in Gamecocks rushing with 2,267 total yards and 9th all time in yards receiving with 1,283 total yards. Boyd finished with 28 touchdowns in his 4 seasons with the Gamecocks. He played in the 2007 East-West Shrine Game.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Boyd was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round (238rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.[1] He injured his knee during a rookie mini-camp and was placed on injured reserve for the 2008 season. Boyd was released by Tampa Bay on October 17, 2008.

Denver Broncos[edit]

Boyd was signed to the practice squad of the Denver Broncos on November 4, 2008 after running back P. J. Pope was promoted to the active roster. Boyd was promoted to the active roster on December 9 when fullback Peyton Hillis was placed on injured reserve. The Broncos waived Boyd six days later and re-signed him to the practice squad. He was then put back onto the active roster for Week 17 of the 2008 season following the season ending injuries to Selvin Young and P.J. Pope.

The Broncos waived Boyd on March 31, 2009.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Boyd signed as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on March 12, 2010 and was extended with Toronto on March 21, 2011. In his first year in the CFL, he rushed for 1,359 yards and had 363 yards receiving in spite of missing several games due to injuries. Boyd received several post-season honors including being named the CFL's toughest player, the Argonauts' most outstanding player and was also nominated to the CFL East All-Star Team.[2] For 2011, Boyd rushed for 1,141 yards and had 118 yards receiving having missed multiple games due to injuries. Once again, Boyd was named a RB for the CFL East All-Star Team.[3]

Boyd was released by the Toronto Argonauts on August 12, 2012. At the time of his release, Boyd led the CFL in rushing.[4]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

Hours after his release from Toronto, Boyd joined the Edmonton Eskimos.[5] On October 11, 2012, Cory Boyd was released by the Eskimos. Boyd saw limited playing time (76 yards through 8 games) as the Eskimos backfield became very crowded with Hugh Charles and Jerome Messam.[6] He was re-signed on October 21 after an injury to Hugh Charles.[7]


After Retirement[edit]

Boyd now coaches football for Kelly Mill Middle School in Columbia, SC.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "GamecockCentral.com - Boyd Drafted By Tampa Bay In 7th Round". Southcarolina.rivals.com. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Roster | Toronto Argonauts". Argonauts.ca. Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111121003522/http://argonauts.ca/article/seven-earn-east-all-star-nods
  4. ^ Matthews, Kyle. "Global News | Latest & Current News - Weather, Sports & Health News". Globaltvedmonton.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Boyd released by Argos and joins Eskimos just hours later". Tsn.ca. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Eskimos release RB Boyd, DB Pride from roster". Tsn.ca. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  7. ^ "Eskimos bring back Cory Boyd | Edmonton Eskimos". Esks.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

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