NASHVILLE, TN (KLTV) - Gilmer’s Kris Boyd has been picked by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
Boyd was the 217th pick of the draft.
Boyd, from Gilmer, is a corner who covers receivers like a glove. His high school coach, Randall Canaday, says Boyd is a hitter and knew one day he’d be in this position.
While at University of Texas, Boyd was a four-year defensive back who played in 51 games and made 33 career starts in Austin.
He was named second team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press in 2017 and was rated among the top 10 corner backs in the nation as a senior in high school and first team preseason All-Big 12 by league’s media and named first team All-Big 12 in 2018.
The paid visits to Baltimore and Denver.