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Episode 65: Brandon Boykin | NFL Veteran & Former UGA All-SEC Defensive Back

Episode 65: Brandon Boykin | NFL Veteran & Former UGA All-SEC Defensive Back

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Brandon Boykin
    • Given the nickname Bam in high school by Cindy Morley after describing his play on the football field as a QB
    • First memories of sports was playing tee ball and wanting to do well for his parents
    • Always wanted to please his parents but would also help his older brother sneak out at times growing up
    • Basketball is his true love regarding a specific sport
    • Created a basketball highlight video that he sent to former University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt and was offered a scholarship to play football because of athleticism
    • UGA coaches didn’t know where to play Brandon but knew they needed him on the field
    • Former UGA Defensive Coordinator Willie Martinez had a huge impact on his football career by teaching him the fundamentals of playing defensive back
    • First kick return for UGA he returned the kick 100-yards for a touchdown
    • Had made the decision to go pro after his Junior season but a snowstorm caused him to be stranded in Athens and made him rethink his decision which he ultimately decided to return his Senior season
    • Had to convince Mark Richt to allow him to play on offense his Senior season at UGA
    • Suffered a broken leg at the 2012 Senior Bowl which caused his draft stock to fall from a 1st-round pick ultimately to being picked in the 4th-round by the Philadelphia Eagles
    • Injuries have caused him to focus on the next chapter of his life after his playing days are over even though he is still pursuing a playing career in the NFL
    • He’s very interested in pursuing a career in TV but doesn’t want to just be a former player transitioning into broadcasting
    • Being in sports has allowed him to have a diverse mindset and see people for who they truly are rather than the color of their skin or their ethnicity
    • His mom is probably the biggest motivating influence in his life because of the adversity that she’s been able to overcome
    • Words of Wisdom from Brandon Boykin: “The journey is the reward.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas | USA TODAY Sports

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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