Boyd during his Port Adelaide career
|Full name||David Edward Boyd|
|Date of birth||16 August 1927|
|Place of birth||Largs Bay, South Australia|
|Date of death||15 December 2017(aged 90)|
|1948-1960||Port Adelaide||222 (183)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1960.
Boyd was a key member of the strong Port Adelaide side of the 1950s, playing in seven premiership sides.
He made his debut in 1948 and although he started as a forward he soon developed into a centreman, the position that he would play the majority of his career in. He was a Magarey Medallist in 1956 and a regular interstate representative for South Australia, appearing in three carnivals. He finished his career in 1960 after playing a total of 222 games for Port Adelaide.
Boyd's sons Greg and Russell also played for Port Adelaide.
He is a half forward flanker in Port Adelaide's official 'Greatest Team' from 1870 to 2000.