As much as football changes, there are some statistics that will always remain critical to the game. One such stat is the Interception, which is one of the biggest game changers regardless of era. In the 60’s, Bobby Boyd
was one of the masters of the pick.
Although Bobby Boyd was only in two Pro Bowls (though he was a three time First Team All Pro) it is hard to look at his career and really find a down year. In his nine years in the National Football League, Boyd nearly averaged an interception for every two games he played. Basically, Bobby Boyd could be counted on to turn the tide of a game several times in a season. As an excellent runner, Boyd was extremely dangerous once he intercepted the ball, and rarely would his picks result in zero yards.
Although he was very good, he is one of many who slipped through the cracks. He had the misfortune of joining the Colts the year after they won a championship, and though they were good through the 60’s, they never won a title during his tenure. Had they done so (let’s say Super Bowl III perhaps?) would Boyd have been the recipient of a Hall of Fame legacy?
Should Bobby Boyd be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 80.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.8%