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Clemson QB Boyd says he'll stay with Tigers

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Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd answers questions during a media event. (File/FOX Carolina) Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd answers questions during a media event. (File/FOX Carolina)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After finishing the season with an 11-2 record, fans of the Clemson Tigers have been left wondering if standout quarterback Tajh Boyd will return for his senior season. The answer is yes.

Boyd announced his decision during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

"I get to do something I enjoy, that I love," Boyd said. "I'm excited to come back next season."

Boyd finished the 2012 season with a Clemson record of 4,410 total offensive yards. That broke his own 2011 record of 4,046 and made him the first player in ACC history with two 4,000-yard seasons in terms of total offense, following the Tigers 25-24 win against LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. He was also named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year.

Head coach Dabo Swinney said in a recent press conference he hopes both Boyd and junior wide receiver DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins will return for their senior season.

"I've said many times if you're a first-rounder, I think you've got a real decision to make there." Swinney said. "I'd say you should probably lean heavily to probably going. But I think if you're not a first-rounder, I think it's always best to go back to school."

Boyd said he feels like there is so much room to develop. He said he feels like he needs to stay and support his teammates.

"I want to enjoy this last season," Boyd said. "I want to put my best foot forward. This team is going to put its best foot forward."

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