Super 30: Vian's Rob Boyd is the big 'Cheese'

Boyd, with the nickname ‘Cheese,' has turned into a dominant presence at 6-foot-4, 305 pounds.
by Scott Wright Published: July 19, 2012

Boyd knows to play in Tulsa's offensive system, he'll have to work hard on his pass blocking.

“At Vian, we run the ball about 70 or 80 percent of the time,” he said. “We're not hiding it. That's just how we play ball here.

“So I definitely want to improve on my pass blocking. And I want to get stronger. You can always improve your strength, and it will only help you.”

Vian coach Brandon Taylor knew he had a special player three years ago, when Boyd showed up as a freshman.

“He's started for us since he came in as a freshman,” the coach said. “He's one of those guys you hate to see go.

“He has a dominant presence on the field, he can dominate the line of scrimmage. He's a great competitor with a great work ethic. He's gonna graduate either No. 1 or No. 2 in his class.

“He takes pride in everything he does, whether it's on the football field or in the classroom. It's one of the qualities that separates him from other guys.”

Boyd's appears to play football with pure aggression, but to him, it's just business as usual.

“I have a job to do, and that job is to put the kid across from me on his back,” he said. “People say I play with a mean streak, but it's really just the opposite.

“I have a smile on my face while I'm doing it.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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The Oklahoman's Super 30

No. 3

Name: Rob Boyd

School: Vian

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 305

Position: Offensive lineman

Committed to: Tulsa on March 31

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