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Boyd Went From Next Troy To Tiger Royalty

Boyd Went From Next Troy To Tiger Royalty

As Ohio State gets ready to face Clemson in Friday's Orange Bowl, it prepares to take on a star quarterback who could have been wearing scarlet and gray during his college career. But instead of following in the footsteps of his idol, Tajh Boyd traced his own path at Clemson, which he has led back to national prominence.

Tajh Boyd's Ohio State career came to a halt on a bus in San Antonio, Texas. The heralded quarterback hailing from Hampton, Va., was winding down a recruitment that took pit stops at West Virginia and Tennessee before settling on a decision between the trio of Oregon, Ohio State and Clemson. He accepted a scholarship to play for the Mountaineers but concerns about the offense led him to switch...

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