Hard-nosed runner who is a candidate for all-league honors in 2007... enters the fall camp as the number one tailback after leading the squad in rushing in 2006... very physical player who can also catch the ball out of the backfield... is just the fourth player in school history to log 1,000 yards rushing (1,364 entering 2007) and haul in 70 receptions in a career (81 entering 2007)... the others: Stanley Pritchett (1,178 yards rushing, 116 receptions), Brandon Bennett (3,055 yards rushing, 111 receptions) and Harold Green (3,005 yards rushing, 94 receptions)... needs just 102 receiving yards to go over 1,000 in his career... Stanley Pritchett (1,178 rushing and 1,097 receiving) is the only player in school history to reach the 1,000-1,000 plateau... has 15 career starts and three 100-yard rushing days.
2006: Led the Gamecocks in rushing with 823 yards in 12 games... started seven times.... averaged 5.0 yards per carry... scored a team-high eight rushing touchdowns... also was third on the team and led all SEC running backs with 35 receptions for 406 yards and two scores... ranked fifth in the SEC and 59th in the country in rushing yards per game at 68.6 and was fourth in all-purpose yards, averaging 107.8 per game... per game average was hurt when he played against Arkansas despite being ill and did not have any carries... recorded three 100-yard rushing games - Kentucky (113), Vanderbilt (113) and Clemson (106)... tied the school record with three rushing TDs against Wofford... had the only touchdown (a 54-yard pass reception) in the win at Mississippi State... had a career-long 40-yard burst against Wofford... injured his ankle in that contest and did not play against FAU... had a 52-yard pass reception against MTSU... named the Ernest A. Brooks Memorial Award winner as the MVP of the Carolina-Clemson game... carried 18 times for 94 yards and two scores in the bowl win over Houston... given the offensive Everyday Effort Award following the 2006 spring drills.
2005: Sat out the season as a redshirt.
2004: Was the team's second leading rusher with 309 yards on 62 carries (5.0 average) with three touchdowns and the team's second leading receiver with 35 catches for 347 yards and one TD... saw duty at both tailback and fullback... had a career-high 60 yards on the ground vs. Tennessee... scored rushing touchdowns vs. Vanderbilt, South Florida and Troy... His TD reception came at Clemson - a 54-yarder... had seven receptions for 52 yards against Georgia.
2003: Saw action in all 11 games as a tailback and special teams performer... named the team's Freshman of the Year... team's fourth leading rusher with 232 yards on 58 carries... had 11 receptions for 145 yards... scored three rushing touchdowns (vs. Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Florida) and had one receiving TD... caught a 16-yard TD pass against Vanderbilt... rushed for a season-high 43 yards on 15 carries vs. Florida... also had a season-best 25-yard pass reception against the Gators.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played defensive back and running back at Orange (N.J.) High School for Coach Randy Daniel.... graduated in 2003... rushed for 1,535 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior... rushed for 1,785 yards and 22 touchdowns during his junior campaign... recorded eight interceptions his junior season while playing safety... rated the #12 prospect in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com and the #21 defensive back in the country by SuperPrep.
PERSONAL: Cory J. Boyd was born Aug. 6, 1985... will graduate in December with a degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management... has a 34.5 inch vertical leap.