Lots here on YC as to him. To understand Tiger Football, one must know some history.
How did things change? In my opinion they changed when Coach Bowden arrived. It was a tough battle, he set the stage.


Tajh Boyd was a 6' 225lb QB from Virginia.
Back in 2008 not many out of state heroes were coming to Clemson. In Virginia he was one, going 43-2 as a starter. Picking Clemson under Coach Bowden was a mystery to experts. He visited here, loved it and still lives here. His have parents moved here.

He red-shirted in 2009 and was "back up" in 2010 seeing little action.
In 2010 Boyd led the Tigers to a 104 record, winning the ACC Championship .

During his second year as a starter in the 2012 season, Boyd led the Tigers to an 112 record, for 3,896 yards, 36 touchdowns. In a game against NC State, he broke the ACC record for most touchdowns in a game. Boyd threw five touchdown passes and ran for three more, collecting eight total touchdowns and racking up 529 all-purpose yards.

The big deal was in the 2012 Bowl against LSU. I was there. At the time Clemson had not been able to play teams like that for years. In a game to remember Boyd passed for 346 yards and was the MVP. The deal was over and over he hit the line running for a couple yards and a first down. How he did it and got up for another play is a mystery.
This is the game Clemson and Coach Dabo got national notice. It was normal then for LSU to play hard, but the Tigers hit back, and players like Boyd refused to yield. It was pure pain to watch. 25-24. The Tigers had arrived!

Most believed Boyd would go PRO, but nope. He was "All In".
In 2013 the Tigers went 112, with Boyd completing passes for 3,851 yards, 34 touchdowns. He set the ACC career passing touchdowns record. In his final game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2014 Orange Bowl, Boyd led the Tigers to a 4035 victory, completing 31-of-40 passes for 378 yards and five passing touchdowns. He also had 127 rushing yards and a touchdown. His performance set an Orange Bowl record for total yards in a game. Keep in mind, his supporting cast was the same few and zero star guys that have now made Clemson football a hot topic.

Tajh Boyd could toss the ball with anyone.
The deal was he refused to loose. He was not speedy like some dual QBs, but was tougher. He busted the line for a few rushing yards when needed, over and over. Some games I started to hurt for the guy. Like the great Tebow, he would not go down until the needed yards were covered.

Boyd finished his career with school records for passing yards with 11,904 and passing touchdowns with 107. He is currently the all-time leader in both of those categories.


If that is not an "ALL STAR" player, then none exist.
He remains in the UpState, and his after football legacy will soon exceed all he accomplished as a player.