Bobby Boyd

Robert Dean Boyd (December 3, 1937 – August 28, 2017) was a National Football League (NFL) cornerback who played for the Baltimore Colts in a nine-year career from 1960 to 1968.

Bobby Boyd
No. 40
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born:December 3, 1937
Dallas, Texas
Died:August 28, 2017 (aged 79)
Garland, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Garland (Garland, Texas)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 10 / Pick: 119
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 2
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:57
Interception yards:994
Touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

College career

Boyd played as quarterback in college at the University of Oklahoma under Bud Wilkinson from 1958 to 1959. He also played as a defensive back and returned punts for the team.[1]

NFL career

He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 10th round of the 1960 NFL Draft. In his first season, he played in 11 games, while having 7 interceptions for 132 yards. The following season, he played in 14 games while having 2 interceptions. He also returned 18 punts for 173 yards (with 9.6 yards per return), finishing 4th in the former category and 3rd in the latter category in the league. In his next season, he played in every game once again while having 7 interceptions for 163 yards. He also recovered four fumbles along with returning 3 punts for 23 yards and having 2 carries for 13 yards. He played in 12 games in the 1963 season, but he had 3 interceptions for 17 yards along with recovering 2 fumbles for 34 yards and one touchdown. In the 1964 season, he had 9 interceptions for 185 yards, both career highs while also having one fumble recovery. He also one carry for 25 yards. He was named First Team All-Pro and the Pro Bowl in 1964. He played in his first playoff game that year, playing in the 1964 NFL Championship Game, which the Colts lost 27-0.

The following season, he had 9 interceptions for 78 yards with one touchdown and 2 fumble recoveries, leading the league in interceptions that year. He was named First Team All-Pro once again. In the Western Conference playoff against the Green Bay Packers, he had one interception for six yards in the controversial 13-10 loss. In his next season, he had 6 interceptions (7th in the league) for 114 yards and one touchdown while also having one fumble recovery. He was named to the First Team All-Pro by Pro Football Writer and UPI and the Second Team All-Pro by the New York Daily News and the Associated Press. In his penultimate season, he had 6 interceptions for 145 yards and one touchdown and one fumble recovery. He was named 1st Team All-Conference by the Sporting News and to the 2nd Team by UPI. 1968 was his final season, and he had 8 interceptions for 160 yards and one touchdown while having a fumble recovery. He participated in the Colts' playoff run that season, playing in all three games. In the Western Conference Championship game, he had an interception off Joe Kapp, returning it for 20 yards. The Colts won the 1968 NFL Championship Game that year, beating the Cleveland Browns 34-0 to advance to Super Bowl III. In his final game, the Colts lost 16-7 to the New York Jets. After the season, he was named First Team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl. He finished his career with 57 interceptions, which he returned for 994 yards and four touchdowns. He is tied (along with Mel Blount, Eugene Robinson, Johnny Robinson, and Everson Walls) for 13th in all-time interceptions. He also had 12 fumble recoveries.

In 2017, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Boyd to the PFRA Hall of Very Good Class of 2017 [2]

After football

Boyd retired after the season in order to join the coaching staff of the Colts. He was on the staff led by Don McCafferty when they won Super Bowl V in 1970. After five years, he left coaching. He became partners with Johnny Unitas in the restaurant business in the city, doing so until he retired to his hometown of Garland, Texas with his wife in 1986. He was named to the National Football League 1960s All-Decade Team.[3] Boyd died on August 28, 2017, of bladder cancer, in Garland, aged 79.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/139550-crazy-canton-cuts-bobby-boyd
  2. ^ "PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2017". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  3. ^ https://newsok.com/article/2894497
  4. ^ Tramel, Berry (August 29, 2017). "Former Sooner star Bobby Boyd dies at 79". The Oklahoman. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Klingaman, Mike. "Bobby Boyd, All-Pro Colts cornerback in the 1960s, dies at 79", Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.

External links

1961 Baltimore Colts season

The 1961 Baltimore Colts season was the ninth season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses and finished tied for third in the Western Conference with the Chicago Bears. There weren't any tiebreakers until 1967.

1962 Baltimore Colts season

The 1962 Baltimore Colts season was the tenth season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1962 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses and finished fourth in the Western Conference.

1963 Baltimore Colts season

The 1963 Baltimore Colts season was the 11th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1955 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses and finished third in the Western Conference.

1964 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in the NFL in 1964. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1965 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of National Football League (American football) players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in 1965. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1966 All-Pro Team

The Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and New York Daily News selected All-Pro players following the 1966 NFL season.

1967 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in 1967. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1969 Baltimore Colts season

The 1969 Baltimore Colts season was the 17th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1969 season with a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie. They finished second in the Western Conference's Coastal division.

Coach Don Shula was let go after the season, a disappointing one many attributed to the hangover of losing to the heavy-underdog Jets in the Super Bowl the year before. It is one of the first instances of a Super Bowl hangover – in which the team that played in a Super Bowl the previous season, underperforms the next season.

Bless the Broken Road

"Bless the Broken Road" is a song that has been recorded by several American country music artists. Co-written by Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd, and Jeff Hanna in 1994, it tells how the journey through relationship heartbreak and disappointment was an important series of lessons along the broken road to finding one’s true love. It was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994, followed by Hummon on his 1995 album All in Good Time.

Since then, many artists have recorded the song with Rascal Flatts's version being the highest-charting, becoming a number 1 hit on the Billboard country music charts in 2005 and earning the songwriters a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

In Pictures (song)

"In Pictures" is a song written by Joe Doyle and Bobby Boyd, and recorded by Linda Davis for her 1994 studio album Shoot for the Moon. The song was later recorded by Alabama and released in September 1995 as the second single and title track from their album In Pictures. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in December 1995.

Josh Flagg

Joshua Daniel Flagg (born August 20, 1985) is an American real estate agent, television personality, author and contributor to several real estate publications and news outlets.

He is an original cast member on the show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on the Bravo television network. The show follows young real estate agents in Los Angeles as they sell high-end homes. He has been with Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills since 2012. He has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top-ranked agents in California and nationally by sales volume and as a top 25 real estate agent by The Hollywood Reporter.Flagg has authored two books, A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me, published in 2009, and Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream which was published in 2011. Flagg was featured on Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2012 as a top record-breaking real estate agent. He has also been featured on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America E!, CBS The Insider, Fox, and Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live as well as in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine, and Variety, among others.

List of National Football League career interceptions leaders

This is the list of National Football League (NFL) players, who have recorded at least 50 interceptions.

Marcus Hummon

Marcus Spencer Hummon (born December 28, 1960 in Washington, DC) is an American country music artist.

Swingin' Doors

"Swingin' Doors" is a song written by Bobby Boyd, Chapin Hartford, and Jim Foster. It was recorded by American country music group Molly & the Heymakers under the title "Swinging Doors" for their 1992 self-titled album. Their version, produced by Gregg Brown, was released as a single but did not chart.

It was later recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride, whose version was released in August 1996 as the fourth single from her album Wild Angels. The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

That's a Plan

"That's a Plan" is a song recorded by the American country music artist Mark McGuinn. It was released in June 2001 as the second single from the album Mark McGuinn. The song reached #25 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Bobby Boyd and David Leone.

The Hits (Garth Brooks album)

The Hits is the second compilation album, and first wide-released greatest hits album, from American country music artist Garth Brooks, released on December 13, 1994 by Liberty.

Brooks first greatest hits album, The Garth Brooks Collection, was released three months earlier exclusively at McDonald's restaurants for a limited time to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities.

The Hits is now out of print due to Brooks' views for whole record sales, instead of albums of singles. He insisted it only be available for a limited time, but not before it sold well over ten million copies (which at that time became his first album to achieve Diamond Series).

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and Top Country Albums. A CD Zoom containing 20-second sound bites of 61 songs accompanied The Hits. In June 1995, the master was buried under Brooks’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Ultimate Hits

The Ultimate Hits is the third compilation album by American country music artist Garth Brooks, released by Pearl Records on November 6, 2007.

The 3-disc set, composed of two compact discs comprising 34 songs, four of which were new: "More Than a Memory", "Midnight Sun", and "Workin' for a Livin'", a duet with Huey Lewis, which were all released as singles, plus the bonus track "Leave a Light On"; as well as a DVD containing 33 music videos.

The album was also released in a special pink edition on October 15, 2007, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Ultimate Hits was later certified 10× Platinum by the RIAA.

Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House

"Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" is the title of a country music song co-written by Warren Haynes, Dennis Robbins and Bobby Boyd. It was originally Robbins himself recorded in 1987 for MCA Records and charted at number 71 with it on the Billboard country charts. The B-side to Robbins' version was "The Church on Cumberland Road," which was later a number one hit in 1989 for Shenandoah.The song was later recorded by Garth Brooks for his album No Fences in 1991. His rendition was released as the album's third single and his fifth consecutive number one hit.

Workin' Man's Ph.D.

"Working Man's Ph.D." is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It was released in June 1993 as the lead-off single from his album Call of the Wild. It peaked at number 7 in the United States, and number 6 in Canada. It was written by Tippin, Philip Douglas, and Bobby Boyd.

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