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Walter Boyd
56   Walter Boyd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shawnee, Okla.

High School:
Shawnee HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 317

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
3L


Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner . . . made the move from the defensive line to offensive tackle during spring drills . . . has played in 32 career games and has seven career starts on defense . . . has 42 career stops . . . 2006 -- Played in all 13 games . . . started the first two games at nose guard, and the North Texas and Navy games at defensive end . . . came off the bench in the final nine games . . . had 27 tackles, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble . . . had a fumble recovery which resulted in a TD on the next play vs. Houston . . . totaled a career-best six tackles at Navy . . . also had five tackles vs. Memphis . . . 2005 -- Played in all 13 games . . . started three games at nose guard -- Oklahoma, North Texas and Memphis -- and had seven stops in those three starts . . . tallied 13 tackles and two stops for -5 yards . . . started his first career game vs. Oklahoma at nose guard, and had three stops and one tackle for -1 yard . . . had three tackles and 1.5 stops vs. North Texas . . . 2004 -- Played in six games as a true freshman . . . had two tackles on the season . . . had one tackle each against Southwest Missouri State and Nevada . . . played both nose guard and defensive end . . . Overall -- Made a smooth transition from defensive line to offensive tackle during spring drills . . . very athletic and has good quickness . . . has good size and feet . . . has great game experience . . . has the ability to develop into a solid contributor on the offensive line.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Shawnee High School . . . helped lead his team to an 11-3 record and the Class 5A state title as a senior . . . started on offense at tight end his senior season . . . was a starter on the defensive line as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . also played fullback as a senior . . . was credited with 37 tackles and three sacks his senior season in limited time on defense . . . caught six passes for 87 yards and one TD, and rushed for 232 yards and five TDs on 35 carries his senior season . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Tulsa World as a senior. . . earned second-team all-state honors at tight end by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was a second-team Daily Oklahoman Big All-City selection at tight end . . . earned all-district honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons . . . had career totals of 91 tackles, 11 sacks and three fumble recoveries . . . high school coach was Brent Whitson.

Personal -- His favorite book is The Bootlegger's Boy . . . his favorite NFL player is Terrell Owens, while his favorite professional athlete is boxing legend Muhammad Ali . . . his favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears . . . lists the Phoenix Suns as his favorite professional sports team . . . favorite TV show is "Flip This House" . . . his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is golf . . . the three words that he uses to describe himself are "passionate, personable and charismatic" . . . has made numerous speaking engagements to youth organizations and schools . . . his cousin is former Oklahoma Sooners and Atlanta Hawks star Mookie Blaylock . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Donnie and Wynona Evans . . . majoring in communication.

Boyd's Career Statistics
Defense	    G	  UT   AT   Tot   Loss   Sack   FR   FF   PBU   Int
2004(Fr)    6	  1    1    2     0/0    0/0    0    0    0     0
2005(So)    13	  6    7    13    2/-5   0/0    0    0    0	0
2006(Jr)    13    13   14   27    1/-1   0/0    1    1    1     0
Totals	    32	  20   22   42    3/-6   0/0    1    1	  1	0