Miles Boykin

American football player (born 1996)
American football player
Miles Boykin
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Boykin with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020
No. 81 – New York Giants
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-12) October 12, 1996 (age 27)
Tinley Park, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Providence Catholic (New Lenox, Illinois)
College:Notre Dame (2015–2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
  • Baltimore Ravens (2019–2021)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2022–2023)
  • New York Giants (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:38
Receiving yards:498
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Miles Boykin (born October 12, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early years

Boykin grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois where he played little league football for the Tinley Park Bulldogs organization. Boykin attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois. He committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.[1][2]

College career

After redshirting his first year at Notre Dame in 2015, Boykin played in 12 games in 2016 and had six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2017, he had 12 receptions for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He was named the MVP of the 2018 Citrus Bowl after recording three receptions for 102 yards and the game-winning touchdown.[3][4] As a junior in 2018, Boykin had 59 receptions for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. After the season, he entered the 2019 NFL Draft.[5][6]

College statistics

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2015 Notre Dame 0 0 DNP
2016 Notre Dame 12 0 6 81 13.5 25 1
2017 Notre Dame 12 1 12 253 21.1 55 2
2018 Notre Dame 13 12 59 872 14.8 40 8
Career 37 13 77 1,206 15.7 55 11

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+34 in
(1.92 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.42 s 1.50 s 2.57 s 4.07 s 6.77 s 43.5 in
(1.10 m)
11 ft 8 in
(3.56 m)
12 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7][8]

Baltimore Ravens

Boykin with the Ravens in 2020

Boykin was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[9] He caught a touchdown pass in his NFL debut in the Ravens' 2019 season opener against the Miami Dolphins.[10] He recorded a career-high three receptions and his second touchdown in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns.[11] He recorded a career-high 55 yards including a 50-yard catch in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks.[12] He recorded his third touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 15.[13]

Boykin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 16, 2020,[14] and activated three days later.[15]

On September 1, 2021, Boykin was placed on injured reserve to start the season with a hamstring injury. On September 29, 2021, Boykin was activated to the active roster.[16]

On April 18, 2022, the Ravens released Boykin.[17]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On April 19, 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed Boykin off of waivers.[18]

He was re-signed to a one-year contract on April 24, 2023.[19]

New York Giants

On April 9, 2024, Boykin signed with the New York Giants.[20]

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2019 BAL 16 11 13 198 15.2 50 3
2020 BAL 16 13 19 266 14.0 43 4
2021 BAL 8 0 1 6 6.0 6 0
2022 PIT 16 1 2 11 5.5 11 0
2023 PIT 17 0 3 17 5.7 6 0
Career 73 25 38 498 13.1 50 7

References

  1. ^ James, Tyler (July 3, 2014). "WR Miles Boykin makes three commitments in as many days for Notre Dame". South Bend Tribune.
  2. ^ Long, Beth (August 6, 2014). "Providence's Miles Boykin commits to Notre Dame". Chicago Sun-Times.
  3. ^ Reedy, Joe; Press, Associated (January 2, 2018). "Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin comes up big in Citrus Bowl win over LSU". Houston Chronicle.
  4. ^ Pope, LaMond (April 19, 2018). "Notre Dame's Miles Boykin wants to be known for more than one catch". chicagotribune.com.
  5. ^ Pope, LaMond (January 6, 2019). "Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin declares for the NFL draft". chicagotribune.com.
  6. ^ Berardino, Mike. "Notre Dame football receiver Miles Boykin to enter NFL Draft". Indianapolis Star.
  7. ^ "Miles Boykin Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Scout Miles Boykin College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved May 7, 2023.
  9. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 26, 2019). "Third Round (93): Ravens Trade Up to Take Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  10. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – September 8th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Scott, J.P. (September 30, 2019). "Irish in the NFL: Miles Boykin scores again". Slap the Sign. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  12. ^ Alexander, Mookie (October 20, 2019). "Sloppy Seahawks lose another home game, Ravens win 30–16". Field Gulls. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  13. ^ Stevens, Miles (December 13, 2019). "4 studs, 2 duds from Ravens' win over Jets in Week 15". Ravens Wire. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  14. ^ Stevens, Matthew (December 16, 2020). "Ravens place WRs Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, James Proche on Reserve/COVID-19 list". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  15. ^ Stevens, Matthew (December 19, 2020). "Ravens activate Marquise Brown, 2 other receivers from Reserve/COVID-19 list". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  16. ^ Brown, Clifton (September 1, 2021). "Ravens Move Rashod Bateman, Miles Boykin to Injured Reserve; Sign Eric Tomlinson". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  17. ^ Mink, Ryan (April 18, 2022). "Ravens Release Miles Boykin, Sign Four Exclusive Rights Free Agents". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  18. ^ Varley, Teresa (April 19, 2022). "Steelers claim Miles Boykin". Steelers.com. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  19. ^ Varley, Teresa (April 24, 2023). "Boykin signed to one-year contract". Steelers.com.
  20. ^ "Giants sign veteran wide receiver Miles Boykin". www.giants.com. Retrieved April 10, 2024.

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