Max Boydston
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Boydston on a 1955 Bowman football card
No. 81
Personal information
Born:(1932-01-22)January 22, 1932
Ardmore, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died:December 12, 1998(1998-12-12) (aged 66)
Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Career information
NFL draft:1955 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,328
Player stats at · PFR

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).[citation needed]

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.

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).

Coaching career

Boydston coached at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas in 1964–65 and 1965–66. From 1966 to 1968, Boydston was head football coach at Stratford High School located in the Texas Panhandle.