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All-State football team: McAlester's Adam Boyd hard to keep off the field

ADAM BOYD — The McAlester defensive back earned a spot in the starting lineup for the start of his freshman season, and he never missed a game after that. The last two season, he started on both sides of the ball.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staff Writer swright@opubco.com Published: January 1, 2012

Adam Boyd earned a spot in the starting lineup for the first game of his freshman season at McAlester. And he never missed a game after that.

“The way Adam plays is so physical and hard and explosive. It was hard for us to keep him off the field,” coach Bryan Pratt said. “He started every game as a freshman. He might be the only kid in McAlester history to play for four years and never miss a game. He continued to play hard and make plays.

The last two seasons, Boyd started on both sides of the ball. As a senior, he had 85 tackles as a defensive back, caught 61 passes for 1,189 yards (19.5 yards per catch) with seven touchdowns at receiver, and rushed for 210 yards and four touchdowns on 26 attempts.

That performance earned him a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State team as a defensive back, but he sees his immediate future on offense. Boyd committed to the University of Tulsa last summer.

“Receiver is probably what I'll try first,” Boyd said. “If I don't have that much success there, the coaches told me that if I see a position on defense where I think I can help the team, I can give it a shot there.”

Picking Tulsa was an easy choice for Boyd when the offer came.


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