Daingerfield QB to Southeastern Louisiana

Most colleges wanted Tyler Boyd as a wide receiver, but the senior from Daingerfield, Texas, was determined to play quarterback on the next level.

Tyler Boyd's record as a quarterback speaks for itself. With Boyd under center, the Daingerfield Tigers won three consecutive state championships, including a 33-27 win over Cameron Yoe in the 2010 Texas Class 2A Division I title game.

Boyd, at 5-foot-9, might lack the prototypical height for the QB position, but you can't argue with his success. As a senior, he guided the Tigers to a 14-1 record, throwing for 2,381 yards and 39 touchdowns with only three interceptions.

He made plenty of plays with his feet as well, rushing for 844 yards and 17 TDs.

Boyd had scholarship offers from several schools, including Missouri, Army, Rice, and ULM, but those programs wanted him to play wide receiver.

"I committed to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday to play quarterback," said Boyd. "I like the coaches and all of the recruits. It seems like we'll be good for a few years. All the guys (fellow commits) are good kids and they seem to be about winning. I like winning.

"The main reason that I went with Southeastern was because they're going to let me play quarterback."

What were Boyd's thoughts on his senior year at Daingerfield?

"The season was up and down at first because I had to play both ways," he explained. "That didn't work out with me playing quarterback and then trying to play free safety on defense, so we made the switch when district began. After that, we went on a roll."

How did Boyd manage to ring up such an incredible TD/INT ration?

"We had a new offensive coordinator and he sat me down with the quarterbacks coach," said Boyd. "They made me read defenses and that's what helped me the most."

Which programs were in the running to land Boyd's commitment?

"I liked ULM and Middle Tennessee," he said. "Middle Tennessee wanted me at quarterback, but they had two kids (quarterbacks) on their campus recently and one committed. I never heard back from them after that. They never called me back."

And the Southeastern Lions are glad that they didn't...

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