Junior D.J. Ward had eight receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown Saturday.
Young group of receivers ready to make their mark
The 'Jacks return seven of its top eight receivers from a year ago.
2013 (Junior): All-Southland Conference honorable mention selection ... Saw action in all 12 games with 11 starts ... Caught 79 passes for 1,183 yards on the season, both of which rank second all-time in program history for single-season performances ... Notched the second-best single-game receiving performance with 229 receiving yards at Lamar, notching a pair of touchdowns ... Pulled in 206 receiving yards on 11 catches and a touchdown against Sam Houston, marking the third-best single-game performance in SFA history ... Recorded 10 or more catches on four occasions, including 11 receptions against both McMurry and the Bearkats ... Had five games of 100 or more receiving yards ... Caught four passes for 142 yards against McNeese State ... Had 112 yards on 11 catches with a touchdown aganst McMurry ... Pulled in 10 catches for 100 yards against Prairie View A&M ... Threat at throwing the ball as well, completing three passes on the year, all of which went for touchdowns of 50-yards or more ... Completed a 75-yard touchdown pass at Texas Tech, followed by a 73-yarder at Central Arkansas and a 51-yarder against McNeese State.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in five games ... Caught five passes for 81 yards ... Recorded a career-high four passes for 67 yards against Lamar.
2011 (Freshman): Played in nine games ... Caught seven passes for 99 yards with one touchdown ... Caught one pass for six yards and his first career touchdown at Nicholls ... Caught two passes for 32 yards against McMurry ... Had a season-long 32-yard reception against Texas State.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rushed for 1,843 yards between his sophomore and junior seasons ... Also rushed for 29 touchdowns ... Completed 239-of-417 passes for 4,424 yards 57 touchdowns, with only nine interceptions ... Named 2010 2A Player of the Year by TheOldCoach.com ... Two-time all-state selection ... Helped guided Daingerfield to three-straight state titles.
Personal: Son of Reginald Boyd and Meloney Edmond ... Born on May 5, 1993 ... Undecided majorBoyd's Career Statistics