Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was released by Montreal Alouettes on Saturday as the Canadian Football League franchise pared its roster to 46 players.
Boyd was among 14 players released by the Alouettes.
Boyd had three rushes for eight yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run, in Montreal’s 22-15 preseason victory against the Toronto Argonauts Friday night, but his lone pass attempt was intercepted.
Saturday’s release was the latest setback as the former Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year seeks to keep alive his dream of playing professionally.
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After being drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, Boyd was cut at the final cut of preseason camp. He then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the offseason but was cut in August of 2015 without having played in a preseason game with the team.
Boyd, 25, spent about five weeks on the roster of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers last year before being released, then signed a contract with Montreal last November.
One of the most popular players in Clemson history, Boyd was named a first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year in 2012. He set both ACC and school records for passing yards (11,904) and passing touchdowns (107) during his three seasons as the Tigers’ starting quarterback.