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Texas Tech freshman receiver kicked off team

Boyd was among 12 mid-term enrollees

Posted: January 28, 2017 - 6:57pm
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A Texas Tech athletics spokesman confirmed Saturday that freshman wide receiver Bronson Boyd has been dismissed from the team after being in the program for only a little more than a week.

Boyd, 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, was a mid-term graduate at Arlington Oakridge, where he caught 61 passes for 1,137 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. He was among 12 newcomers to the Tech football program who started spring-semester classes at Tech on Jan. 19.

“I don’t know yet the full details,” Tech senior associate athletic director Robert Giovannetti said of Boyd’s dismissal. “I’ve just been told we can confirm he’s no longer on the team.”

Since May 2015, Tech has lost 26 scholarship players who had eligibility remaining, counting quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, who recently declared early for the NFL draft. Of the 26, four would’ve been seniors last year.

Boyd’s the third wide receiver to be part of the recent attrition, the others being Jakari Dillard, who transferred to Central Arkansas and caught five passes last season, and Michael Coley, who left the program at mid-term.

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