2004: Collected 12 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one sack, a fumble recovery and four QB hurries in nine games ... Had a career day vs. Florida A&M, notching his first sack, two TFL's and three tackles ... Recovered a fumble and had a QBH vs. Western Michigan ... Had three QBH's vs. Purdue ... Made two tackles vs. Michigan, UCLA and Wisconsin.
2003: Saw action in seven games as a true freshman defensive lineman ... Made four tackles, three solos, at Purdue ... Had one tackle vs. Michigan State.
High School: Listed among the Top-50 preps in Ohio by Rivals.com as a fullback ... Ranked the No. 1 fullback in Ohio by Future Stars magazine ... Outstanding defensive lineman who registered 33 tackles and three sacks ... Named an All-Conference, All-Area and All-District selection as a senior ... Named the Shaker Heights High School Most Outstanding defensive lineman ... Participated in the National High School All-Star Combine ... Was a three-year letterman in football, while spending two seasons as a starter ... Also an outstanding track and field athlete competing in the shot put, discus and sprinting events ... Competed at the district meet in both the shot put and discus as a sophomore and junior ... Also competed in the 200 meters ... High school coach was Dave Sedmak.
Personal: Full given name is Arthur B. Boyd III ... Born Feb. 24, 1985 in Shaker Heights, Ohio ... Son of Arthur and Delphine Boyd ... Has one sister ... Majoring in biology ... Father was a defensive end at Florida A&M ... Cousin, Brian Johnson, was a cornerback at Alabama A&M ... Lists Simeon Rice as his Fighting Illini hero ... Hopes to attend medical school following his football career.
Career Highs Tackles: 4 at Purdue, 10/4/03 Solos: 3 at Purdue, 10/4/03 TFL: 2 vs. FAMU, 9/4/04 Sacks: 1, twice (last time vs. UCLA, 9/11/04) FR: 1 vs. W. Michigan, 9/18/04 QBH: 3 vs. Purdue, 9/25/04