All-State football: Vian's Rob Boyd learned how to hit early on

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE LINEMAN — Rob Boyd, who has committed to the University of Tulsa, was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Wolverines and two-year starter at both defensive and offensive tackle.
by Ed Godfrey Published: December 23, 2012

Rob Boyd learned how to hit opposing linemen at an early age.

“We have been preached to since the first grade to hit,” said Vian's senior offensive lineman. “I did Oklahoma drills until the first game my first grade year.”

Evidently, it paid off as Boyd was named to The Oklahoman's All-State football team.

Boyd, who has committed to the University of Tulsa, was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Wolverines and two-year starter at both defensive and offensive tackle.

“He has been a dominating force for us the last two years,” Vian coach Brandon Tyler said. “He started for us every game since he was a freshman. We kind of knew then he was going to be something special.

“He's developed into an awesome football player. By far, he has been the best offensive lineman to come through Vian since I've been here. He's got great feet and can run well. He is just so strong that when he gets his hands on you it's pretty much over.

“He also shows great character off the field. He means a lot to our community and our team and school.”

Boyd, who is 6-4 and 305 pounds, will now take his talents to Tulsa, which has been recruiting him since his junior season.

by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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