Tajh Boyd is a former football player and as a quarterback, he is a star with the Clemson Tigers. Currently an independent player, he was selected by the New York Jets with the 213th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
After being sidelined for the 2009 season, Tajh was named a reserve quarterback upon his return the following year. With four touchdowns, three interceptions, and 33 of 63 passes for 329 yards, he concluded the season strong.
Tajh Boyd Cause of Death
Tajh Boyd, a Liberty University freshman offensive lineman, d!ed on Sunday afternoon. At the time, he was 19. The cause of death was not specified by the university. His parents, Dawntay Boyd and Tanzania Belfield, survive him.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the loss of one of our student-athletes, Tajh Boyd,” Liberty said in a statement. “We thank God for bringing Tajh into our Liberty Athletics community and we will always remember him as a Flame. Tajh will be missed dearly.”
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the loss of one of our student-athletes, Tajh Boyd.
We thank God for bringing Tajh into our Liberty Athletics community and we will always remember him as a Flame. Tajh will be missed dearly.
— Liberty Flames (@LibertyFlames) August 6, 2023
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound football player was praised on social media by his teammates, and his high school coach called him “a formidable force” with an “infectious smile.”
The Virginia-Pilot was informed by Oscar Smith High School coach Chris Scott that Tajh’s influence “went far beyond statistics and accolades.” “He was a powerful player on the football field, for sure, but what really made him extraordinary was his contagious smile, upbeat attitude, and capacity to inspire others.”
Boyd, nicknamed “Big Baby,” had helped his Chesapeake, Virginia high school win back-to-back state championships as a sophomore and junior.
“It’s gone be a while before this feels real. But imma see you again. Rest easy Lil Brother,” fellow Liberty offensive lineman X’zauvea Gadlin tweeted.
It’s gone be a while before this feels real. But imma see you again. Rest easy Lil Brother💙 https://t.co/rRGRC7Z0pf
— X’Zauvea Gadlin😎💪🏾 he/him (@OGBigFella54) August 6, 2023
The team’s speed and strength coach Chad Scott tweeted, “No words can take this pain away!”
“I love you and appreciate our time together! You had a huge smile that could light up any room. Would love to give you one more hug and tell you I love you forever.”
No words can take this pain away! I love you and appreciate our time together! You had a huge smile that could light up any room. Would love to give you one more hug and tell you I love you forever 💪 🙏 https://t.co/mUnSftwB8l
— Chad Scott (@coachchad_scott) August 6, 2023
Boyd was a three-star prospect out of high school who committed to play for Liberty prior to his senior year, according to the university.
He was enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies with the goal of becoming a computer science engineer after graduation, according to the Liberty athletic department.
Liberty coach Jamey Chadwell and athletic director Ian McCaw released a statement saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Tajh’s family, his teammates and friends, our football coaching staff, as well as our entire athletics department and the greater Liberty University community.” “As a family, we grieve and will look to the Lord for direction, consolation, and understanding during these trying times.”