It’s official: Tyler Boyd is leaving Pitt to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
The junior wide receiver from Clairton released this statement:
From the moment I first put on my shoulder pads and dreamed of catching the Super Bowl winning catch at a field down the street from my house I knew one thing was real
I feel in love with you.
Love so deep I gave you everything I had with Every part of my heart & Every part of my soul.
As a little boy playing for the Clairton Little Bears I never seen the ceiling on the heights you would take me to, I only saw myself Making you proud
And so I worked Up and down Neil C Brown Stadium. 1 Championship, 2 Championships, 3 Championships, 4 Championships and 63 straight wins. I gave you my all.
I played through blood and sweat. From the Bear trap to Heinz Field, you gave me all the love and support I could have asked for. You gave me the best memories ever, But I must say goodbye for now.
I will be declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft. But as I step out and begin my professional journey I will always savor the moments we had. All the support you gave me and for making me a man.
I will carry you with me, I will continue to make you proud and I promise to never forget where I came from.
As we both know, No matter what I will always be the kid from Clairton that dreamed of catching that winning touchdown. Thank you for raising me Pittsburgh.
Hail To Pitt,
Tyler A. Boyd
Very classy goodbye letter from one of the best players to ever play at Pitt.