Clemson Taps Former All-American Quarterback Tajh Boyd to Play J.T. Barrett on Scout Team

By D.J. Byrnes on December 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm
Clemson's Tajh Boyd playing Ohio State's J.T. Barrett for Fiesta Bowl prep.
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Multiple Ohio State footballers raved Thursday about freshman QB Dwayne Haskins' scout team performance in the role of Clemson all-everything Deshaun Watson.

Clemson, however, went a different route Friday while casting the scout team role of J.T. Barrett. It took advantage of an NCAA bylaw pioneered by Alabama and tapped former All-American quarterback Tajh Boyd to play the wily Texan.

Boyd last played against Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl, walking away with 505 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in a 40-35 Tiger victory.

The New York Jets selected Boyd with a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Boyd last played earlier in 2016 for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. He is currently a free agent.

Here's what Boyd, now 26-years-old, could do in his collegiate years:

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