PITTSBURGH—Pitt junior wide receiver Tyler Boyd has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Receiver of the Week for his performance this past Saturday at Iowa.
Despite being the focus of Iowa’s nationally ranked defense, Boyd had 10 receptions for 131 yards (13.1 avg.) and the game-tying touchdown catch with 52 seconds left. On the game-tying drive, Boyd had three catches for 32 yards, including grabs that converted a 4th-and-3 (five yards) and the TD (eight yards).
It was the second consecutive contest he reached double-figures in receptions. With his 10 catches,
Boyd moved into second all-time at Pitt with 184 career receptions and is only 18 shy of the record held by Devin Street (202 from 2010-13). It was also the 12th 100-yard receiving contest of his 28-game career.
Boyd, a Clairton graduate, is the nation’s active career leader in receptions per game (6.57 avg.) and ranks third in receiving yards per game (95.0 avg.) and all-purpose yards per game (140.89 avg.). He is the ACC leader in each of those categories.
This is the third consecutive week Pitt players were honored by the ACC. Following the Sept. 12 Akron win, junior nose tackle Tyrique Jarrett was named the Defensive Lineman of the week.
Three players were honored following the season-opening YSU victory: senior outside linebacker Nicholas Grigsby (Linebacker of the Week), sophomore cornerback Avonte Maddox (Specialist of the Week) and redshirt freshman running back Qadree Ollison (Rookie of the Week).
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