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.
Clemson had @TajhB10 practicing at scout team QB today, playing the role of Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett— Gene Sapakoff (@Sapakoff) December 16, 2016
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: