Former quarterback Tim Boyle has signed a three-year contract with the Green Bay Packers.
RICHMOND, Ky. – Former quarterback Tim Boyle has signed a three-year contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Boyle signed as an undrafted free agent.
The Middlefield, Connecticut native was a member of the EKU program for two seasons. He redshirted in 2016 and then started all 11 games for the Colonels in 2017.
“It feels absolutely incredible, this has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid playing youth football,” Boyle said. “When I got the call my heart dropped. It finally sank in that I am living the dream I always wanted to live. It’s an absolute blessing and I want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point. It’s been an up and down battle for me, but all the hard work paid off and I put myself in a potion to continue playing the sport I love.”
Boyle was the first Eastern Kentucky quarterback to eclipse the 300-yard mark in their first game as a Colonel, completing 63 percent of his passes (29-of-46) for 320 yards and two touchdowns at Western Kentucky on Sept. 2.
He finished the season 201-of-327 (61.5 percent) for 2,134 yards and tossed 11 touchdown passes. He had the fifth most passing yards in one season ever by a Colonel.
Boyle impressed NFL scouts at EKU’s Pro Day on March 23. His 35 one-half-inch vertical jump was better than all the quarterbacks at the NFL scouting combine. He also posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.75 seconds, which would have been second-best among QBs at the combine, and a broad jump of 9-9.
“Tim’s an outstanding young man,” Eastern Kentucky Head Coach Mark Elder said. “He has all the tools to be successful – size, arm strength and intelligence. He’s a gym rat that will make the most of every opportunity given to him.”
The 6-foot-4, 233-pound Boyle led the Ohio Valley Conference in 2017 and ranked 48th in the country in passing yards, led the league and ranked 31st in the nation in completion percentage, was second in the conference and 27th in the country in completions per game (18.27), and had the third-best passing efficiency in the OVC and the fourth-most passing touchdowns.
He threw for 202 yards and a touchdown pass while completing 24-of-35 passes in a near upset of Kentucky on Sept. 9. Boyle was chosen as the OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week after tossing two touchdown passes and completing 15-of-25 passes for 201 yards at Murray State on Oct. 28.
Before joining the Colonel program, Boyle played three seasons at the University of Connecticut.
Eastern Kentucky has won two national championships, 21 conference titles and has made 21 playoff appearances. No other FCS team has won at least two FCS national titles and 20 or more conference championships. EKU has had 66 All-America selections and 33 NFL draft picks.
The 2018 season begins for the Colonels on August 30 when Morehead State visits Roy Kidd Stadium.