A tall target with a big body … Plays mostly on special teams, but can be counted on at receiver if needed … Played in eight games, catching three passes for 10 yards.
2010: Missed the first four games due to a knee injury suffered during preseason practice … Saw his first action with seven plays on special teams at NC State … Got in two plays at receiver against Wake Forest and caught a 4-yard pass … Played 16 downs in the Duke game … Saw brief action against UNC … Caught a 6-yard pass for a key first down at Miami.
2009: Played 219 snaps on offense during the 12 regular season games … Was a starter on the kickoff return and punt return/block teams … Started against Alabama at split end … Was in for 23 plays but did not have a reception … Caught an 8-yard touchdown pass in the Marshall game and finished with two catches for 13 yards … Made a key 21-yard catch during the Hokies’ first touchdown drive against Nebraska … Was in for 33 plays in the Miami game … Hauled in a 9-yard pass in the Duke game … Had a pair of knockdown blocks during 25 snaps against Boston College … Caught two passes for 34 yards during the UNC game … Made two more catches for 11 yards against ECU … Saw action in the Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Tennessee … Improved in three of the four major lifts during winter workouts … Caught a 20-yard touchdown pass during the team’s first Saturday scrimmage … Hauled in three passes for 43 yards in the spring game.
2008: Worked at flanker during the preseason … Caught a pass for a 7-yard gain against East Carolina … Saw action in three games before injuring his knee … Sat out the rest of the season and received a medical redshirt … Was able to take part in the off-season strength and conditioning program … Grabbed two passes for 24 yards in one of the team’s spring scrimmages … Caught two passes for 12 yards during the Maroon-White game … Shared the Torgersen Award with Ryan Williams as the top newcomers of the spring.
High School: Ranked the No. 29 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Rated the No. 27 athlete in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked the No. 65 athlete in the country by rivals.com and the No. 24 player in the state of Virginia … Ranked the No. 74 wide receiver in the country by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 15 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com … Totaled close to 1,600 yards of offense (1,200 yards passing and 370 yards rushing) his junior season, accounting for 12 touchdowns … Led his team to the Virginia AAA Group 6 state title in 2004 … High school coach was former Hokie Steve Canter.
Personal: Xavier Boyce … Born 8/17/90 in Norfolk, VA … Son of Glenda Boyce and the late Glen Boyce, Sr. … Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management (consumer studies).