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Jarrett Boykin: Last week’s ‘humble’ star

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Packers wide receiver, who had a breakout performance last week, celebrates a touchdown with fans during his first Lambeau Leap. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

With both James Jones and Randall Cobb injured in last week’s match-up against the Browns, the Packers were in need of a receiver to step up into their place.

Enter Jarrett Boykin, who did just that, grabbing eight passes for a total of 103 yards with one touchdown.

In this week’s edition of “One on One,” packers.com editor Vic Ketchman sat down with the Packers latest offensive weapon, Boykin, who showed composure and focus both on the field and in the interview.

Upon being asked about, “being a star,” Boykin replied:

Honestly, I don’t really see myself as a star. I see myself as just keep playing, just keep working hard. I don’t over-think all that stuff. I just do what I have to do and all that stuff comes. I just stay away from the stardom. That’s not my main focus. My main focus is to excel on the football field.

Boykin has done just that since his days at Virginia Tech. After completing four seasons with the Hokies, Boykin left the school owning school records for most career catches with 184, most career receiving yards with 2,884 and the recording the most receptions in a season with 61.

Boykin has only recorded a total of 146 yards on nine catches with a single touchdown this season because of a limited role thus far. However, with Jermichael Finley out indefinitely, Randall Cobb out for multiple weeks, and James Jones still not at 100 percent, Boykin should see a spike in his stats with an increased role.

Tune in to NBC on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. CDT, to see Aaron Rodgers continue to utilize his latest offensive weapon, Jarrett Boykin, as the Packers travel to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings.

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Jarrett Boykin

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  • Macz

    Is Boykin the new Donald Driver?