Pro Highlights

  • Played in 15 games with four starts in 2014, recording 34 tackles (18 solo), four QB hits and four pressures. Also started one of two postseason contests.
  • Appeared in nine games as a rookie in 2013, seeing increased playing time down the stretch as he was active for the final seven contests.
  • Posted eight tackles (four solo) on the season, with an additional two tackles (one solo) in the NFC Wild Card game vs. San Francisco.
  • Selected by the Packers with the second of two fifth-round choices (No. 167 overall), the lone compensatory pick awarded to the team in 2013. Became the first defensive player out of Mississippi State to be drafted by the Packers since DB Henry Monroe in 1979 (seventh round, No. 180 overall).


A four-year letterman for the Bulldogs, he played in 51 games with 41 starts and posted 125 tackles (45 solo), including 18 tackles for a loss, 8½ sacks and a fumble recovery…Was a teammate of former Packers T Derek Sherrod for two seasons (2009-10)…Majored in business science…Senior season (2012): Started all 13 games at DT and recorded 33 tackles (eight solo), including 2½ tackles for a loss, and 1½ sacks…Was named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy and was a preseason All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection by Athlon…Earned third-team preseason honors from the conference’s coaches…Registered four tackles (two solo) and his first career fumble recovery vs. Auburn (Sept. 8) as he helped limit the Tigers to just 91 rushing yards on 39 carries (2.3 avg.)…Recorded a season-high five tackles (all solo) and assisted on a tackle for a loss vs. Texas A&M (Nov. 3). Also blocked a 33-yard field goal on the final play of the first half, the Bulldogs’ lone blocked kick of the season…Junior season (2011): Appeared in all 13 contests with 12 starts at DT and led the defensive line with a career-high 51 tackles (14 solo)…Also registered career bests in tackles for a loss (eight) and sacks (4½)…Posted six tackles (two solo), including a season-best two tackles for a loss, and a sack at Kentucky (Oct. 29)…Registered a career-high 11 tackles (all solo), including two tackles for a loss, against No. 3-ranked Alabama (Nov. 12)…Recorded a tackle and a sack vs. Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30)…Sophomore season (2010): Started all 13 games at DT and finished third on the defense with 7½ tackles for a loss…Registered 24 tackles (15 solo) and 2½ sacks…Posted a season-high five tackles (three solo) and career highs for tackles for a loss (2½) and sacks (1½) vs. Kentucky (Oct. 30)…Freshman season (2009): Played in all 12 games with three starts as a true freshman…Registered 17 tackles (eight solo) on the season…Made his collegiate debut vs. Jackson State (Sept. 5) and posted two tackles (one solo)…Recorded a season-high five tackles (three solo) vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 3).


Given name Joshua Caleb Boyd…Born in Jackson, Miss. …Single…High school: Was named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger as a senior at Philadelphia (Miss.) High in 2008 and was selected to play for the East squad in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl game in San Antonio…Rated the No. 12 defensive tackle prospect in the country by…As a senior, registered 112 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and a blocked kick as he helped lead the team to a 9-3 record…Was chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game following his senior campaign…Selected to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen…As a junior, was named first-team all-state in the Class 3A division by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and second-team all-state in all classifications…Recorded 154 tackles, including 27 tackles for a loss, and eight sacks as a junior…Also blocked two punts and two extra points that season…Lettered three years in basketball...Community involvement: Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Rang the bell during the holidays for The Salvation Army while he was in college…Residence: Starkville, Miss.