|No. 8 Cleveland Gladiators|
|Date of birth:||September 18, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Fort Huachuca, Arizona|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||232 lb (105 kg)|
|High school:||Lexington (KY) Henry Clay|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Shane Boyd (born September 18, 1982) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats.
Boyd has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Montreal Alouettes, California Redwoods, Indianapolis Colts, Sacramento Mountain Lions, Milwaukee Mustangs, Tampa Bay Storm and Portland Thunder.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 References
- 5 External links
He played in 36 games while starting 16 at Kentucky. He finished his college career with 2,484 passing yards with 13 TD’s and gained 845 rushing yards on 191 carries and 13 TD’s.
Boyd was signed by the Tennessee Titans before the 2005 season, but was released on August 29.
After being signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was allocated to NFL Europe and played for the Cologne Centurions before being cut by the Steelers on September 2. Cologne Centurions quarterback Shane Boyd became NFL Europe’s all-time leading rushing quarterback, amassing 339 yards on the ground to break Jon Kitna’s record by five yards.
Boyd spent most of the 2006 season on the Arizona Cardinals before being activated for the season finale. He was waived during final cuts on August 31, 2007.
Boyd was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad in October 2007. He was re-signed in the 2008 offseason, but waived on August 29.
He signed with the team on September 2 and scored the first ever UFL touchdown in the second quarter of the game on October 8. Boyd was the only one of the four starting quarterbacks in the UFL's first season to have never played a regular season NFL game.
He returned to the Redwoods (by this point rebranded and relocated as the Sacramento Mountain Lions) for 2010, only to get cut in the preseason as the team signed Daunte Culpepper to serve as the team's new starter.
San Antonio Talons
- Zurkowsky, Herb (2009-06-06). "Als' Drew to miss all of training camp". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2009-06-07.
- "UFL's California Redwoods Announces 11 New Players Including QB Shane Boyd". UFL-football.com. 2009-09-02.
- "Portland Adds Nine Through Expansion Draft". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- "UK's Own Shane Boyd to QB Bluegrass Warhorses". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
- "Talons release Mustain, acquire former Texans QB Boyd". www.mysanantonio.com. Hearst Newspapers, LLC. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
- "QB Shane Boyd Assigned to Rattlers". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- "Transactions". afldigital.com. Retrieved January 19, 2017.