SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME

CLASS OF 2009



                         
He was only 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds but he was a three-year

starter at quarterback for SS. Peter & Paul Area High School

and a two-time all-state selection. Boyd would go on to Central

Michigan where he played from 1962-66. He was a three-year

starter at quarterback and in his sophomore year he completed

54 of 117 passes for 817 yards and 11 touchdowns. One year

later Boyd connected on 45 of 90 passes for 607 yards and one

TD. He had an exceptional senior season when he threw for

1,604 yards and rushed for 143 yards to earn the team’s Most Valuable Player award. He also was named CMU’s Most Outstanding senior athlete in 1965-66. On November 6, 1965, Boyd passed the Chippewas to a 48-6 win over Eastern Illinois. In the record-setting game he was 21 of 31 for 345 yards (to beat Bill Kelly’s record) and four touchdowns. For his efforts he was the winner of the 14th annual Evan S. Weidman award and was named to the Small College All-Star team. He broke or tied 14 single-season and career marks for Central Michigan and his name appeared 10 times in the CMU record book. Boyd’s career totals include 3,200 passing yards, a record at the time, along with 375 rushing yards. He attempted 528 passes, completing 259, while tossing 16 touchdown passes. He still ranks in the top 10 in total offense with 3,624 yards. At one time he held a total of 11 Chippewa passing records. He was inducted into the Central Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

PATRICK "PAT" BOYD

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