Jay Boyd
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Viera, Fla.
High School: Viera HS
Events: Jumps
Major: Sports Science

2017-18: Indoor Track & Field: Season-best 6.85m (22' 5.75") in the long jump at the Bucaneer Invitational (8th)... Season-best 1.89m (6' 2.25") in the high jump at the Liberty Kickoff (15th)... 3rd in the high jump at the Dunamis Super Meet at 1.85m (6' 0.75")... Also placed 5th in the long jump (6.72m / 22' 0.75") at the Dunamis Super Meet... Placed fourth in the long jump at the SAC Indoor Championship (6.80m (22' 3.75")... 8th in the high jump (1.70m - 5'7") at the SAC Indoor Champoinship... Outdoor Track & Field: Placed 8th in the long jump at the SAC Outdoor Championship (6.71m - 22' 0.25")... Football: All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team return specialist... Earned All-SAC honors on special teams for a second straight season... Finished third in the league in kickoff returns averaging 24.7 yards per return... His 664 combined total return yards are the most in the league and 31st in the nation... In the defensive secondary, he finished with 58 tackles, including two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and six passes defended, including a pair of interceptions... Made 11 tackles in 2OT win at Newberry (Oct. 14)... Made 10 tackles at Limestone (Sep. 16)... Tallied nine tackles and a pass break-up in upset win over No. 12 Wingate (Nov. 11)... Six tackles and an interception which he returned for 26 yards against Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 30)... Two tackles with two pass break-ups and an interception against Mars Hill (Oct. 7)... Seven tackles and a pass breakup at Carson-Newman (Oct. 28)... Forced a fumble against Shorter (Sep. 9)... His seven kickoff returns for 171 yards against Catawba (Oct. 21) are both the second most in school history... Season-long 65-yard return at UNC Pembroke (Sep. 25)... Five kickoff returns for 93 yards at Carson-Newman and four returns for 93 yards against Mars Hill.

2016: Football: Don Hansen Football Gazette All-America honorable mention... Football Gazette All-Region (DB & RS)... Football Gazette Region Freshman of the Year... South Atlantic Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year... All-South Atlantic Conference First Team (Return Specialist)... All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team (Defensive Back)... Led the SAC with five interceptions, which were tied for the second most in school history... Played in 10 games where he posted 44 tackles, including six for loss, with three pass break-ups, forced a fumble and recovered another... On special teams, he paced the Pioneers on kickoff returns, averaging a SAC-best 25.95 yards per return (37th in NCAA II), including his 95-yard return for a touchdown in Tusculum's 38-28 road win over Catawba (Nov. 5)... His 95-yard return was the third longest in program history and for his efforts was named the SAC Special Teams Player of the Week... Made a season-high eight tackles, including seven solo stops at Mars Hill (Oct. 29)... Posted two interceptions in homecoming win over Limestone (Oct. 22)... Made five tackes and returned an interception for 33 yards at Newberry (Sep. 24)... Recorded six tackles each against Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 17), Wingate (Oct. 8) and North Greenville (Oct. 15)... Made a season-best two tackles for loss at Wingate... Named a national finalist for the Cliff Harris Award.

High School: Graduated from Viera (Fla.) HS... Coached by Kevin Mays... Class 7A All-State first team defense... Class 7A Defensive MVP... Class 7A District Champion... Class 7A Region Champions... Class 7A State Runner-up... 2014 Stats: 11 INT, 110 tackles, 12 touchdowns.

Personal: Full name is Jamyson Boyd... Born Feb. 4, 1998 in Greenwood, S.C... Majoring in sports science with a minor in coaching... Favorite book: "Touching Spirit Bear"; Favorite movie: "Shottas"; Favorite song: "Where I'm From"; Favorite sports teams: Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Yankees; Jay can't go a week without: Talking to people; Favorite athlete: Sean Taylor; Favorite color: Black; Favorite sport other than football: Baseball; Person Jay most admires: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Toughest opponent Jay has ever played against: Trevor Merritt; What people don't know about Jay: He loves to bowl; When he was a kid, Jay tried to be like: Michael Jordan.