Palo Alto Vikings Alum BJ Boyd is now a Foothill Owl – GSF Game-Changer Exclusive
Posted October 21, 2019 by Alforde Joaquin in
by: Madyson Montoya
Even at 26 years-old, BJ Boyd is not done with sports. Foothill college’s running back was once a professional baseball player. Boyd had quite the high school experience playing baseball, football and basketball, all of which he took seriously. He went to St. Francis his freshman year where he did not even make the baseball team. After that he decide to be closer to home and continue his high school career at Palo Alto high school. Being a multiple sport athlete was the norm at Palo Alto as Boyd and several of his teammates played both football and baseball. Even though the high school senior at the time had college offers for both sports, he decided to go the professional route right after graduating. In the minor leagues, Boyd was traveling a lot and having to make a huge transition at just 18 years-old. It is one thing to go from high school to college, but Boyd was now with people trying to make it to the MLB and having to learn how to use a wooden bat in the fastest way possible. After seven years of playing minor league baseball, Boyd was feeling homesick and decided to get an education while playing football now at Foothill. The running back feels better than ever and says he thinks his body is holding up perfectly. He loves being the older guy on the team and is just trying to work as hard as anyone else to ensure that his football career will continue. Boyd said he has learned a lot about the business side of athletics and would advise anyone to go to college to play sports first as an education is important. If football does come to an end, Boyd hopes to get into coaching or to become a guidance counselor to help kids and put them in the right direction.
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