FORMER CLEMSON STAR AGREES TO ONE-YEAR DEAL
|| By FITSNEWS || Former Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Boyd was chosen by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft – but was cut by the team last August. Since then he’s been playing with the Florida Blacktips and Boston Brawlers of the Fall Experimental Football League.
In three years as a starter, Boyd set Clemson records for career passing yardage (11,904) and touchdown passes (107). In his final collegiate game against Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl, he completed 31 of 40 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 127 yards and another score.
The 6-foot-1, 224-pound signal caller from Hampton, Virginia has yet to see action in a regular season NFL game – although we’ve always said we believe he would excel if given the opportunity.
Pittsburgh has three quarterbacks on its roster in addition to Boyd – 11-year starter (and two-time Super Bowl champion) Ben Roethlisberger, veteran journeyman Bruce Gradowski and former Oklahoma University standout Landry Jones.
Boyd will likely compete with Jones to make the team’s 53-man fall roster …