JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent the 2011 fall semester at West Los Angeles City College but did not compete.
USC: A highly recruited player who signed with the Pac-12 school in February of 2009 and spent time practicing at tight end, quarterback and defensive end during his time with the Trojans ... Redshirted the 2009 season with a knee sprain ... Appeared in two games on defense during the 2010 season but did not record a statistic.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of David Starr Jordan Senior HS ... As senior defensive end and quarterback, his 2008 honors included SuperPrep All-American, PrepStar All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, EA Sports All-American second team, Max Preps All-American second team, SuperPrep All-Farwest, PrepStar All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Golden State Preps All-Southern California first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team and All-L.A. City MVP ... Turned in 106 tackles, eight sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense and completed 280-of-450 passes for state-best 4,266 yards and 44 TDs in 2008 ... Also ran for 608 yards on 84 carries with two TDs, plus he appeared at wide receiver and linebacker ... As a junior in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and All-L.A. City Defensive Line MVP ... He had 104 tackles and 11 sacks, plus threw for 2,499 yards and 23 TDs in 2007 ... Also played four years on the Bulldogs' basketball team as a center/power forward, being named All-L.A. City as a senior ... Also competed in baseball and track as a prepster.
PERSONAL: James Boyd was born on Oct. 10, 1991, in Bakersfield, CA ... The son of Helen Boyd ... Majoring in communication studies.
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