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LMU Hall of Famer Bob Boyd Passes Away

Bob Boyd won the NCAA National Championship in the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.8 seconds in 1950.
Bob Boyd won the NCAA National Championship in the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.8 seconds in 1950.

July 6, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -

Loyola Marymount University is saddened by the loss of former Loyola football (1947-48), track and field (1949-50), and boxing (1950) standout Bob Boyd, who passed away on May 14 in California City, Calif.  Boyd, who was born on March 7, 1928 in Riverside, Calif., was 81 years old.  He is survived by three sons, Gregory, Geoffrey, and Joseph, a daughter, Lisa, three grandchildren, Alex, Nicolas and Evan, and brother Reginald.

Boyd, who was elected to LMU’s Hall of Fame in 1986, was one of the most versatile athletes in school history.  In track, he established two all-time school records in the 100 yard dash (9.6 seconds) and the 220 yard dash (21.5 seconds) in 1950.  He also won the NCAA National Championship in the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.8 seconds in 1950.

After completing his studies, Boyd enjoyed a distinguished career in the National Football League as a top receiver with the Los Angeles Rams between 1950 and 1957, highlighted by a NFL Championship in 1951 and his 1954 campaign when he caught 53 passes for 1,212 yards and 6 touchdowns.

“The Loyola Marymount University Athletics family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its greats,” said Athletic Director Bill Husak. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob’s family and friends.”

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