| Reed Boyd
6-3 · 235
New Braunfels, Texas (Canyon)
An athletic, hard-working and tough five-year linebacker who moved to strongside linebacker from middle linebacker at the beginning of the 2003 season ... saw action at all three linebacker spots during his career ... played in 49 career games (26 starts) and posted 258 tackles, 18 TFLs, seven sacks and 31 QB pressures ... ranked third on the team in tackles as a senior with 82 tackles and led the team as a junior with 123 tackles ... saw action in all 13 games as a sophomore, including, the Holiday Bowl, as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ... served as D.D. Lewis' top backup at middle linebacker in 2000 ... was also a key member of UT's kickoff, kickoff return and punting units during his career.
Started all 13 games at strongside linebacker, including the Holiday Bowl, and played in 12 games on special teams ... named UT's Most Consistent Defensive Player ... ranked third on the team with 82 tackles ... also recorded eight TFLs, 3.5 sacks, nine QB pressures and forced a fumble ... was a key member of a defense that ranked ninth in the NCAA and third in the Big 12 in pass defense (177.3 ypg), 25th in the nation and fourth in the conference in total defense (329.9 ypg) and 32nd in the country and fourth in the conference in scoring defense (21.5 ppg) ... registered five tackles in the season-opening win against New Mexico State and against Arkansas, also had a TFL and a QB pressure against Arkansas ... posted four stops at Rice ... notched six tackles, one sack and a TFL against Tulane ... had seven tackles and forced a fumble against Kansas State ... posted the first of his two 10-tackle games against No. 1 Oklahoma ... notched six tackles and two TFLs as the Longhorns limited No. 12 Nebraska to 175 yards of total offense ... had his second 10-tackle game at No. 21 Oklahoma State, including a season-high six solo tackles ... matched the six solo tackles at Texas A&M ... recorded seven tackles in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State.
Started all 13 games at middle linebacker and also saw action on special teams ... shared UT's Outstanding Defensive Newcomer and Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength & Conditioning awards ... posted a team-high 123 tackles (including six on special teams), eight TFLs, two sacks and 16 QB pressures ... also had an interception and forced fumble ... posted seven double-digit tackle performances and led the team in tackles six times ... key member of the Longhorns' defense that led the Big 12 and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg), second in the conference and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.1 rtg), third in the league and eighth in the country in scoring defense (16.3 ppg) and third in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in total defense (307.7 ypg) ... a three-time Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Game honoree (vs. Houston, at Tulane, vs. Oklahoma State) ... posted nine tackles in UT's season-opening shutout against North Texas (first career start) ... had a career-high 12 stops and three QB pressures as the Longhorns limited Houston to just 152 total yards of offense ... registered 11 stops and three QB pressures in the Cotton Bowl against LSU ... racked up 11 tackles at North Carolina, against Oklahoma State, vs. No. 17 Iowa State and at Nebraska ... registered 10 tackles, two TFLs, a sack and an interception in the Longhorns shutout victory at Tulane ... posted seven tackles as UT limited Baylor to just 127 total yards of offense and recorded its NCAA-leading third shutout of the season ... added nine tackles at No. 17 Kansas State and eight against A&M ... registered seven tackles and a forced fumble against No. 2 Oklahoma.
Played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl ... registered 24 tackles (13 solo) and an interception ... recorded 14 tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble on special teams ... had a season-high six tackles, including four on special teams, at Missouri ... named UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week following that game ... added four stops at Houston ... recorded three tackles and an interception against North Carolina ... forced a fumble on the opening kickoff against New Mexico State and added a pair of tackles.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2000)
Saw action in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, as the Horns' backup at middle linebacker ... tallied 21 tackles (10 solo), 1.5 sacks (-11 yards) and six QB pressures as D.D. Lewis' chief backup ... had a season-high seven tackles and a sack against Houston ... registered six tackles and four QB pressures in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette ... recorded a solo tackle against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... also was a member of the Longhorns' kickoff, kickoff return and punting units ... tied for fourth on the squad with eight special teams tackles (seven solo) ... had three solo special teams tackles at Kansas ... redshirted in 1999.
Coached by Carl Gustafson at New Braunfels Canyon High ... a 1998 first-team all-state (4A) selection by The Associated Press ... tabbed third-team all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... tabbed first-team all-metro in 1998 ... three-time all-district performer ... tabbed first-team All-Greater San Antonio twice ... posted a school-record 217 tackles (78 solo), eight sacks, three QB pressures, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 14 games as a senior ... helped lead his team to a 10-4 mark and the state quarterfinals that year ... posted 128 tackles from the free safety position as a junior.
Born 11/6/80 in San Antonio ... full name is Reed Alan Boyd ... a finance major ... was active in UT's community service program ... graduated in the top 10 percent of his prep senior class ... was a member of the Student Council ... a three-time Academic All-District performer as a prepster (1996-98) ... member of the National Honor Society ... his father, Gary, played football at Houston from 1970-73 ... enjoys fishing, hunting and collecting memorabilia.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL INT QBP PBU FC FR High
2003 13/13 82 (49) 3.5 (-14) 8 (-24) 0 9 1 1 0 10/2x
2002 13/13 123 (58) 2 (-21) 8 (-30) 1 16 1 1 0 12/UH
2001 12/0 24 (13) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 0 0 1 0 6/MU
2000 11/0 29 (17) 1.5 (-11) 2 (-11) 0 6 1 0 0 7/UH
Career 49/26 258 (137) 7 (-46) 18 (-65) 2 31 3 3 0 12/UH
12 vs. Houston (Jr.)
Tackles for loss:
2, four times
4 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Fr.)