Football

Boyd selected by Vikings in seventh round of NFL Draft

Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)
Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas senior and 2018 first team All-Big 12 DB Kris Boyd was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft with the 217th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings. Boyd is the second Longhorn to be picked in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Boyd played in 45 games in his Texas career. He tied a career-high for total tackles with 54 in his senior season. He also added 4.5 TFLs and a sack.

A member of the 2015 class, Boyd signed with UT out of Gilmer over Texas A&M. He joins fellow 2015 class member and former Longhorn Holton Hill in Minnesota.