A force up front who will battle for more playing time this fall following a reserve role in 2011.
2011: Appeared in five games and recorded a total of three tackles... Had one stop each in wins over Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Helped lead the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record and a Region VI and Jayhawk Conference runner-up finish... Was the 43rd rated junior college player in the nation according to Rivals.com... Finished his sophomore season with 54 tackles including 5 tackles for loss... Coached by Troy Morrell.
HIGH SCHOOL: The No. 58 player in the state of Florida and the 30th defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com... Played both tight end and defensive tackle for Northeast and starred as a center for the Viking basketball team.
PERSONAL: Javonta Leron Boyd was born September 10, 1988... Son of Soutrone Boyd... Majoring in education.