By Colby Lanham // Athletic Communications
Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has signed an offseason contract to the Pittsburgh Steelers, marking one of the Steelers’ first offseason additions.
The @steelers have signed QB Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) to their offseason roster. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 6, 2015
The @steelers have signed QB Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) to their offseason roster.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 6, 2015
Boyd finished his career as one of the most prolific passers in Clemson history, setting school and conference records with 11,904 passing yards and 107 touchdowns. Boyd currently holds the ACC record for most touchdowns in a season (38), surpassing both Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson.
In addition to leading the Tigers to an ACC Championship title in 2011, Boyd earned First Team All-ACC Honors in 2011 and 2012 and was named a First Team All-Ameican in 2012. As a three year starter, Boyd lead the Tigers to three consecutive 10-win seasons, including victories over No. 9 LSU in the Chick Fil-A Bowl and No.7 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.
With Ben Roethlisberger entrenched as the starter, Boyd will be competing with veteran Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones for the backup positions behind Roethlisberger. Prior to being signed by the Steelers, Boyd was selected with the 213th pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Boyd also had stints in the Fall Experiemental Football League with the Florida Blacktips and the Boston Brawlers.
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