Named to watch lists for Bednarik Award (defense), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defense) and Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back) ...Recorded two tackles and one interception for 25 yards in win vs. Arkansas State.
All-Pac-12 second team according to the Pac-12 coaches and first team by Phil Steele ... Honorable mention All-America from Pro Football Weekly ... Team's leading tackler for the second time in three seasons with 108 total stops (67 solo) ... Career-high and game-high 17 tackles, including 13 solo stops and 0.5 sacks for a three yard loss in win vs. Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl ... Had a game-high 12 tackles in win over UCLA in Pac-12 Championship Game ... Six tackles, including five solo in win vs. Oregon State ... Recorded eight tackles, one for a loss of five yards, and returned an interception for 10 yards in loss vs. USC ... Team-high (tie) 11 tackles and a pass breakup in victory vs. Stanford ... Six tackles in win at Washington and four stops, including three solo, in win vs. Washington State ... Recorded seven tackles in win at Colorado ... Game-high eight tackles, including six solo and one pass breakup in win vs. Arizona State ... Had a blocked kick, one pass breakup and led the team with seven tackles, one for a loss in victory vs. California ... Had a career-high three pass breakups to go with seven tackles in win at Arizona ... First career blocked kick in win vs. Nevada ... Recorded a career-high 14 total tackles, including one for a loss in game against LSU ... Was on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy ... Led all defensive backs with a 3.91 shuttle and a 6.84 "L" Run while finishing second in the power clean (314 pounds) and squat (415 pounds) during winter conditioning.
All-America second-team choice by SI.com ... All-Pac-10 second team according to Phil Steele Publications ... Tied for third in the Pac-10 and 22nd in the nation with 0.38 interceptions per game ... Ranks 18th nationally and second in the conference in passes defended with an average of 1.08 per game ... Finished second on the team with 78 tackles ... Team-high 11 tackles in BCS Championship Game vs. Auburn ... Picked up 18 yards on an interception return, broke up one pass and made five tackles at Oregon State ... Team-high (tie) eight tackles, including seven solo, and an interception in win vs. Arizona ... Shared the team lead with seven tackles at Cal ... Six stops and a pass breakup vs. Washington ... Had seven tackles and an interception in win at USC after posting the same total in tackles and picks in victory vs. UCLA the prior week ... Recorded a single tackle and pass breakup in back-to-back wins vs. Stanford and at Washington State ... Had a game-high 11 tackles and scored the first touchdown of his career on a 39-yard interception return in win at ASU ... Also recorded a career-high three breakups against the Sun Devils ... Came off the bench to record two solo stops in win vs. Portland State ... Shared the team-high with eight tackles in win at Tennessee ... Had four tackles vs. New Mexico, including a career-high 1.5 TFLs ... Preseason all-Pac-10 first-team choice according to Phil Steele Publications ... Tops among all defensive backs, second on the team in the shuttle run (3.88 sec) and ranked second among DBs with a squat lift of 415 lb. during winter testing.
If there has ever been a player who has made the most of his opportunity it would be the redshirt freshman, who became the school's first freshman to lead the Ducks in tackles since the defensive records were first consistently accumulated in 1969 ... After filling in remarkably for the injured T.J. Ward at free safety for six games, he ranked among the team 's top three tacklers in seven of its last nine outings while earning 10 starts ... He completed his first season with a team-high 90 stops, parlaying his efforts into being named first-team Freshman All-America (CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele Publications) ... Credited with a career-high 12 stops in the Rose Bowl setback to Ohio State, he paced his team in tackles on three occasions while eclipsing double figures three times ... Credited with 11 stops vs. Stanford and Oregon State (nine unassisted), he posted nine tackles (seven solo) while making his debut in the starting lineup against Purdue ... Made what was potentially a game-saving play vs. the Boilermakers, knocking a receiver out of the back of the end zone in the final seconds to break-up a two-point conversion attempt ... Finishing second on the team with three interceptions (tying for 12th in the league), he came up with fourth-quarter thefts to seal wins over Utah (to go along with eight tackles) and UCLA ... Ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in tackles with a 6.9 avg.
Redshirt year ... A three-time scout team player of the week, readied the team leading up to games against Boise State, Washington State and Oklahoma State ... Graduated from high school early in order to be on hand for winter term and become acclimated to the workout regimen required at the next level ... Was credited with three tackles in the Spring Game.
Earned first-team all-state accolades (calhisports.com) as well as four-star acclaim by Scout.com, which also included him on its California top 100 (61st) ... The PrepStar all-West Region selection ranked as the 20th prep safety in the country in addition to earning Northern California player-of-the-year honors by GoldenStatePreps.com ... The EA Sports second-team All-American also was included on Tacoma News Tribune's Western 100 list of elite recruits ... Completed his senior season passing for 1,827 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 1,527 yards (6.9 avg.) and 20 more TDs ... In addition to his 3,354 yards of total offense (18th in the state), also accumulated 81 tackles (4th in the league), three quarterback sacks and three interceptions for a squad that finished the year with a 13-1 record, a Monticello Empire League title, and ranked 15th in the state ... Also led the league in punting (6th in the section), averaging 38.9 yards per kick ... Rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns while completing eight of 15 passes for 159 yards and another score to lead the Indians to the Sac-Joaquin Division I sectional championship his senior year over St. Mary's, 38-36.
Born John Newcomb Boyett in Woodland, Calif. Parents: Dan and Cindy Boyett. Family: One sister, one brother. High School (Coach): Napa (Troy Mott) 2007. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2008.
- Napa's John Boyett worked out for eight NFL teams today, running the 40-yard dash, catching passes and doing different drills in his Pro Day at Napa Memorial Stadium. Boyett, who starred at the University of Oregon as a free safety, was clocked at 4.57 in the 40. He also talked with scouts from each of the teams afterward. Officials from the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants were on the field to time and check out Boyett in the 45-minute workout.
Boyett looked sharp as he went through a battery of drills - backpedaling and cutting and catching passes thrown by Ted LeMasters, a former Napa High quarterback who played college baseball at Long Beach State and the University of San Francisco. Boyett said he still isn't at full strength, but was happy with the way everything went. He has been doing rehab and training six days a week. There was a light wind that he was running directly into. He caught each of the 11 passes thrown to him, sometimes having to react and run to a ball on the opposite side of the field.
"Everything I heard was great stuff," he said. "They were very surprised with how well I moved and they're excited to see what I do when I get into camp. "It felt great just to be out here on the football field. This field means a lot to me. Teddy came out here and helped me do a workout. It was just fun being out here. We have a lot of good memories in this stadium." Boyett has been medically cleared for workouts. "I was very happy just to come out here and just be able to run around a little bit, let alone impress the teams the way I did. They were very impressed with how fast I ran for only being a little over five months on a six-month recovery. In a month I'll be faster and better than I am right now." - Marty James, Napa Valley Register
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