Among quarterbacks in Clemson history, nobody has done it better than Tajh Boyd.
Tajh Boyd just became the Clemson all-time passing yardage leader. #BCvsCLEM— ESPN ACC (@ESPN_ACC) October 12, 2013
The senior sealed the feat with a five-yard pass to Sammy Watkins midway through the second quarter of the Tigers’ 24-14 win over Boston College on Saturday. Boyd was 30-of-44 for 334 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles.
Charlie Whitehurst previously held the school record, racking up 9,665 yards from 2002-05.
|Tajh Boyd||2010-13||9,814 (88)|
|Charlie Whitehurst||2002-05||9,665 (49)|
|Cullen Harper||2004-08||5,762 (42)|
|Nealon Greene||1994-97||5,719 (35)|
|Woodrow Dantzler||1998-01||5,639 (36)|
It’s yet another accomplishment for a quarterback who’s been having himself one heck of a 2013 campaign.
Just last week, during Clemson’s 49-14 thrashing of Syracuse, Boyd set the school’s single-game record with 455 passing yards. He also threw for five touchdowns, tying the ACC record he initially set last year in a game against North Carolina State.
Boyd also owns school records for most passing touchdowns (88) as well as the single-season mark for passing yards—3,396 set in 2012.
Entering Saturday, Boyd had thrown for 1,449 yards and 14 touchdowns (2 INT) while leading the Tigers to a 5-0 record and a No. 3 ranking in the AP Poll. He’s also added another 154 yards and four scores on the ground.
Not surprisingly, Boyd is currently considered a favorite in the race for this year’s Heisman Trophy. In fact, ESPN’s Heisman Watch had him No. 2 in its poll coming into Week 7.
Aside from his five-touchdown performance against the Orange, Boyd really got the nation’s attention with his phenomenal performance against then-No. 5 Georgia in Clemson’s 38-35 win on Aug. 31. He threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 42 yards and another two scores.
Over four seasons, Boyd is 26-7 as a starter for the Tigers.