2010: Boyd returns to defensive end in the fall of 2010 and will serve as a backup as a redshirt freshman. He was moved to quarterback midway through 2010 spring practice after switching from tight end to defensive end prior to 2010 spring drills.
2009: Boyd redshirted as a freshman tight end in 2009, his first year at USC. He was sidelined all season with a knee sprain.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2008 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, EA Sports All-American second team, Max Preps All-American second team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star 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 as a senior defensive end and quarterback at Jordan High in Los Angeles (Calif.). He had 106 tackles, 8 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries on defense and completed 280-of-450 passes (62.2%) for state bests of 4,266 yards and 44 TDs in 2008, and he also ran for 608 yards on 84 carries (7.2 avg.) with 2 TDs, plus he played some at wide receiver and linebacker. In 1 game, he threw for 575 yards with 8 TDs.
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.
He also played basketball at Jordan (he was named All-L.A. City as a senior), as well as baseball and track.