Kentucky wide receiver Aaron Boyd talks about his big day and UK's 47-14 win over Kent State.
Gives UK veteran depth at wide receiver ... Has shown the ability to compete for balls and make the catch ... Brother of former UK and NFL quarterback Shane Boyd ... Has played in 18 games, including one start ... Extremely active in community service, see list at bottom of bio.
2011 (Junior): Played in three games ... Hauled in a five-yard catch in the win over Central Michigan.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in four games.
2009 (Sophomore): Redshirted.
2008 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, including a start in the win over Arkansas ... Top game was three catches for 16 yards vs. Western Kentucky ... Caught a 16-yard pass at Florida.
High School: The No. 1 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... One of the nation's top-40 wide receivers by both services, and rated the No. 18 player in the Midwest by Scout.com ... Caught 55 passes as a senior, good for 1,157 yards and 15 touchdowns ... First-team all-state by The Associated Press ... Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" and "Kentucky Tremendous 26" listing of the top seniors in the state ... Named to the all-city team as a junior, snagging 39 balls for 730 yards and five touchdowns ... Also saw action as a defensive back ... Helped lead Henry Clay HS to a 35-6 record over his last three seasons, including trips to the state semifinals as a sophomore and junior ... Coached by Sam Simpson ... Played basketball five years on the varsity level ... Member of the Henry Clay team that advanced to the Kentucky Sweet 16 state tournament as a freshman ... Named to all-district and all-region teams, along with honorable-mention all-state ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Also participated one year in track in the jumping events.
Personal: Born in Boston, Mass. ... Son of Scherer Boyd ... Nephew of Glenn Boyd ... Brother of former Wildcat quarterback Shane Boyd (UK 2001-04), who played for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans ... Major is international studies.
Community Cats: Guest visitor at UK Children's Hospital (2008, 2009) ... Participated in Read Across America (2009) and events at a children's camp (2009), the UK Hospital Dance Blue fundraiser, the Boy Scouts and three elementary schools (2010) ... Assisted with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Visited patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital (2011) ... Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011).