Max Boydston

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Max Boydston
Max Boydston - 1955 Bowman.jpg
Boydston on a 1955 Bowman football card
No. 81
Position: End
Personal information
Born:(1932-01-22)January 22, 1932
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Died:December 12, 1998(1998-12-12) (aged 66)
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1955  / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:97
Receiving yards:1328
Touchdowns:8
Player stats at NFL.com

Max Ray Boydston (January 22, 1932 – December 12, 1998) was a professional gridiron football end who played in the National Football League (NFL), the Canadian Football League (CFL), and the American Football League (AFL).

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College career

Born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Boydston played college football for Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners where he was an All-American in 1954. He was one of several Sooners from Muskogee, Oklahoma High School - along with the Burris brothers (Buddy, Kurt and Bob) and Bo Bolinger - to earn All-Conference or All-American honors in the 1950s.

Ardmore, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Ardmore is a business, cultural, and tourism city in and the county seat of Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,283, with an estimated population of 24,950 in 2013. The Ardmore micropolitan statistical area had an estimated population of 48,491 in 2013. Ardmore is 90 miles (140 km) from both Oklahoma City and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, at the junction of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 70, and is generally considered the hub of the ten-county region of South Central Oklahoma, also known by state tourism pamphlets as "Chickasaw Country" and previously "Lake and Trail Country". It is also a part of the Texoma region. Ardmore is situated about 9 miles (14 km) south of the Arbuckle Mountains and is located at the eastern margin of the Healdton Basin, one of the most oil-rich regions of the United States.

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Professional career

Boydston was a first-round selection (second overall) in the 1955 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals. He played for the Cardinals from 1955 to 1958. In 1959, he played in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the AFL he played for the Dallas Texans (1960–1961) and the Oakland Raiders (1962).

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Coaching career

Boydston coached at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas in 1964–65 and 1965–66.

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