Tajh Boyd Is Now Clemson's All-Time Leader in Passing Yards

Sebastian Lena@SP7988Analyst IOctober 12, 2013

Boyd has been in a league of his own this season.
Boyd has been in a league of his own this season.Tyler Smith/Getty Images

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.

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.


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