Brandon Boykin

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Brandon Boykin
No. 22     Philadelphia Eagles
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-13) July 13, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: La Grange, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Fayetteville (GA) Fayette County
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Debuted in 2012 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
  • Outback Bowl MVP (2012)
  • Paul Hornung Award Winner
  • SEC All-time Record Holder
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles71
Sacks1.0
Interceptions6
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Brandon Boykin
No. 22     Philadelphia Eagles
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-13) July 13, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: La Grange, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Fayetteville (GA) Fayette County
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Debuted in 2012 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
  • Outback Bowl MVP (2012)
  • Paul Hornung Award Winner
  • SEC All-time Record Holder
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles71
Sacks1.0
Interceptions6
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Boykin (born July 13, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Georgia, he was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Boykin attended Fayette County High School (Georgia) and played for the varsity football team. In his senior year, he, along with fellow NFL Player Matthew Daniels, lead the football team into its first undefeated season in over 20 years. Boykin also played for the school's basketball team where he averaged 18 points and five assists per game while helping lead his team to the State Championship.

College career[edit]

Boykin attended the University of Georgia from 2008 to 2011. He finished his career with 159 tackles, nine interceptions and a sack. As a senior he was name the MVP of the 2012 Outback Bowl after tackling Keshawn Martin for a safety, and returning a punt 92 yards for a touchdown in a 33-30 triple overtime loss to the Michigan State Spartans. Boykin also won the Paul Hornung Award.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, Boykin was projected as one of the best cornerback prospects. Boykin was drafted in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. His first season he recorded 31 total tackles, 7 passes defended, and 1 forced fumble. He signed a four-year contract with the team on May 11, 2012.

Boykin started the 2013 season with his first interception off Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, helping the Eagles to win 33-27. He did not record another interception until a week 5 win over the Giants where he picked off Eli Manning. Again, it took Boykin several more weeks to intercept another pass. In a week 10 game against the Green Bay Packers who were without quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Boykin intercepted quarterback Scott Tolzien's pass in the endzone and ran it back for 76 yards. He followed up again the next week, intercepting Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. In a week 16 game against the Chicago Bears, Boykin intercepted Jay Cutler and ran it back 54 yards for the score. The week 17 showdown against division rival Dallas Cowboys was for the NFC East division title. Late in the fourth quarter the Cowboys marched down the field when quarterback Kyle Orton threw behind his wide receiver, Miles Austin. Boykin intercepted the pass and kneed it after a short return.[3][4] The interception led to the Eagles rushing the ball twice for a first down, then two kneel downs to run out the clock and seal the Eagles' divisional win at a final score of 24-22.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boykin goes out with a bang
  2. ^ Brandon Boykin claims Hornung Award
  3. ^ a b "Eagles beat Cowboys to take NFC East title". CBSSports.com. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lane, Mark (29 December 2013). "Postgame Recap: Eagles 24, Cowboys 22". TheLandryHat.com. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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