Nov. 8, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Former Florida State University men’s basketball player Aubry Boyd was presented with a $ 12,000 check at the Seminoles’ annual Garnet and Gold game to help with his medical and rehabilitative costs as he continues to recover from a devastating injury he suffered in 1995. Boyd , now 32, suffered a broken neck while playing pick-up football with friends in his hometown of Macon, Ga. Initially he was paralyzed from the neck down but has since regained limited movement in his arms and legs.
The monies for the donation presented to Boyd were raised at the second annual Steve Robinson golf tournament and silent auction. The event raised over $22,000 for Boyd and the Roundball Club in the name of Godfrey Smith, a former longtime Seminole booster. The silent auction was held May 20 at the Silver Slipper restaurant and the golf tournament played at the Killearn Country Club on May 21.
As a Seminole player, Boyd earned four varsity letters (1988, 89, 90 and 91) while averaging 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 116 career games played. He averaged a career-high 11.8 points and 2.9 rebounds as a senior.
He played on Florida State’s 1988, 1989 and 1991 NCAA Tournament teams.
In 1989, The Seminoles finished with a 22-8 record, and were ranked as high as eighth in the nation. Boyd helped the Seminoles defeat three ranked teams including No. 19 Florida and No. 7 Louisville as the Seminoles advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
He was a member of Florida State’s 1991 NCAA Tournament team that had a 21-11 record and advanced to the second round of the tournament. The Seminoles defeated one ranked team (No. 22 South Carolina) that season.
Boyd was one of the most celebrated recruits to sign with the Seminoles out of Southwest High School in Macon, Ga. He was regarded as one of the nation’s top 15 guards as a high school player.
Boyd lives in Tallahassee and can be found behind Seminoles’ bench at every home game in the Civic Center doing what he loves to do – cheer on his beloved Seminoles.
The third annual Steve Robinson Golf Tournament and Silent Auction is scheduled for May 19 and 20, 2002 at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee.