Sept. 4, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson sophomore quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named ACC Player of the Week for games of September 3 by Rivals.com. The national website selects just one player from each conference each week.
Boyd threw for 264 yards on 20-30 passing in Clemson’s win over Troy on Saturday. He also threw three touchdown passes, a 33-yarder to freshman Sammy Watkins, a 54-yarder to Dwayne Allen and a seven-yarder to Jaron Brown.
Boyd hit just three of his first nine passes and was 6-12 for 65 yards at the half. But, the native of Hampton, VA hit 14-18 passes for 199 yards and two scores in the second half to lead Clemson to a come from behind 43-19 victory. He led Clemson to 30 points and 347 yards of total offense in the second half when he had a passing efficiency of 204.
Boyd, who connected on 13 straight passes at one point, had the second greatest passing day in Clemson history for a quarterback in his first career start. Charlie Whitehurst, now with the Seattle Seahawks, threw for 420 yards in his first start for the Tigers at Duke in 2002.
Rivals.com Conference Players of the Week:(Games of September 3, 2011)ACC: Tajh Boyd, Clemson Big East: Ryan Nassib, Syracuse Big Ten: Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Conference USA: Case Keenum, Houston MAC: Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois Mountain West: Kellen Moore, Boise State Pac-12: Robert Woods, USC SEC: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU Sun Belt: T.Y. Hilton, FIU WAC: Bryant Moniz, Hawaii Independents, Kriss Proctor, Navy
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