Junior D.J. Ward had eight receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown Saturday.
Young group of receivers ready to make their mark
The 'Jacks return seven of its top eight receivers from a year ago.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in five games ... Caught five passes for 81 yards ... Recorded a career-high four passes for 67 yards against Lamar.
2011 (Freshman): Played in nine games ... Caught seven passes for 99 yards with one touchdown ... Caught one pass for six yards and his first career touchdown at Nicholls ... Caught two passes for 32 yards against McMurry ... Had a season-long 32-yard reception against Texas State.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rushed for 1,843 yards between his sophomore and junior seasons ... Also rushed for 29 touchdowns ... Completed 239-of-417 passes for 4,424 yards 57 touchdowns, with only nine interceptions ... Named 2010 2A Player of the Year by TheOldCoach.com ... Two-time all-state selection ... Helped guided Daingerfield to three-straight state titles.
Personal: Son of Reginald Boyd and Meloney Edmond ... Born on May 5, 1993 ... Undecided major