Clemson Football: Tajh Boyd to return for senior season

Tajh Boyd to return for senior season

1/10/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has announced that he will return for his final collegiate season, reports Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports.Blog Photo - Clemson Football: Tajh Boyd to return for senior season

Boyd, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, led the Tigers to a 11-2 record this season, including an impressive 25-24 win over LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

His record-setting 3,896 passing yards and 36 touchdowns are now in serious jeopardy, because he’ll likely break them again in 2013.

Clemson loses an elite running back with Andre Ellington to the NFL, but won’t miss too much with Roderick McDowell in the backfield. It also returns a star-studded receiver corps (pending early entry to the NFL draft), with DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins in the lineup.

The offense should be as explosive as ever, thanks to Boyd’s smart decision to stick around for another year. His draft stock will thank him – he is now rated as the No. 5 quarterback in the draft class of 2014.

Boyd, a potential Heisman contender, has a 21-6 record with Clemson and will look to carry the momentum won from the postseason into the fall.

EDIT: Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins will enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
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