Boyce enters NFL Draft

Josh Boyce

TCU junior receiver Josh Boyce declared for the NFL Draft on Tuesday night.

Just a few days ago, TCU received a boost to their top ranked Big 12 defense when cornerback Jason Verrett announced he was returning for his senior season.

The news wasn't as exciting Tuesday night for TCU fans as Josh Boyce, one of the Frogs' all-time leading receivers, announced he would be leaving TCU early and declaring for the NFL draft.

Boyce arrived at TCU in the spring of 2009 out of Copperas Cove, Texas. After redshirting the 2009 season, Boyce burst onto the scene in 2010 as a redshirt freshman with 34 catches while leading the team with 646 yards. His sophomore season saw him increase those numbers with 61 catches for 998 yards with 9 more scores.

Although TCU was breaking in an inexperienced quarterback with freshman Trevone Boykin for most of the 2012 season, Boyce still finished with 66 catches for 891 yards. Boyce led the Frogs' receivers in yardage in each of his last three seasons. He had six career 100-yard games, including a career-high 180 yards against West Virginia this season. He also had a 5-catch, 163-yard and 3 touchdown performance against Boise State in 2011.

Boyce leaves TCU as the school's all-time leader in career touchdowns with 22 and is third all-time with 161 catches and finished second in career receiving yardage with 2,535 yards.

Boyce earned his TCU degree in December.

The NFL Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall on April 25-27.

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