UT head coach Charlie Strong and linebacker Demarco Boyd go through drills at the Denius Fields on March 7, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas parts way with suspended linebacker Demarco Boyd

Posted June 18th, 2019

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For the first time since 2015, Texas’ football team will not have a Boyd on its roster.

A UT spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that linebacker Demarco Boyd will not rejoin the Longhorns this season. Orangebloods.com was the first to report that Boyd, who would have been a redshirt junior this fall, will remain in school and transfer after he graduates in December. As of Tuesday afternoon, Boyd’s name had been removed from the team website.

A three-star recruit out of Gilmer, Boyd redshirted in 2016 and appeared in four games the following season. Boyd made some noise in UT’s 2018 spring game, but that would be his last appearance in a Longhorn uniform. Last July, he was charged with a misdemeanor assault charge after he allegedly attacked the driver of a car that started a multi-vehicle accident.

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Boyd was suspended from team activities following the aforementioned incident. Boyd did not return to the field last fall, and he also didn’t participate in practices during the spring. This spring, Texas issued his No. 36 jersey to defensive lineman Jacoby Jones.

Boyd’s older brother, Kris, was a cornerback at Texas from 2015-18. Kris Boyd was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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