UofL FOOTBALL | Louisville's defense preparing for one of the nation's top receivers

11/20/2015 06:30 AM

The Louisville defense is finally starting to live up to the pre-season hype, especially in the front seven. But the secondary is about to have one of their toughest tests of the year when they try to contain Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd.

Boyd has the sixth most receptions of any wide receiver this year in the FBS. He is the most prolific pass catcher in Pitt history, surpassing legendary names like Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Bryant, and he is only a junior.

He has recorded 69 catches for 700 yards this year, with 5 touchdowns and almost 200 rushing yards.

U of L defensive coordinator Todd Grantham knows Pat Narduzzi sets Boyd up for success, but A) isn’t too concerned about the Pittsburgh wide out, or B) has a lot of confidence in his own team.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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