Boyd's cause is the Western PA Youth Athletic Association. The YouCaring page for the initiative had a $20,000 goal but had raised more than $42,000 as of Thursday morning. More than 2,000 donors contributed, with many giving $17.
That number is significant because it has been 17 years since the Bills reached the NFL playoffs.
And Boyd was a big reason why they returned. He caught a 4th and 12 pass from Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton Sunday in a win against the Baltimore Ravens. He took the pass for a 49-yard score, putting the Bills in the playoffs.
After the game, Bills fans flooded Andy Dalton's foundation. The Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation is close to $300,000 in donations, with the majority coming from Bills fans. Dalton's foundation provides support, resources, opportunities and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families.
"A special shoutout from the Week 8. #CommunityMVP to #BillsMafia and everyone who has used their fandom for good after he helped push the @buffalobills into the playoffs. #CommunityMVP," the NFLPA tweeted Tuesday.
A special shoutout from the Week 8 #CommunityMVP to #BillsMafia and everyone who has used their fandom for good after he helped push the @buffalobills into the playoffs #CommunityMVP https://t.co/dQ8K0Tkkeu— NFLPA (@NFLPA) January 2, 2018
Boyd, 23, played in the Western PA Youth Athletic Association as a child. The Clairton, Pa., and University of Pittsburgh product had just two touchdowns this season.
"You guys are donating to a youth football organization that I grew up playing in and would mean so much to me if I can help improve structure new equipment, travel arrangements etc. Not only the football organization where I grew up but many more," Boyd tweeted Wednesday.
Thank You to the Bills entire fan base. What great people you are 🙏🏾🙏🏾. We have reach our primary goal with 20k and any other donations will still be excepted as well— Tyler Boyd (@boutdat_23) January 4, 2018
"Thank You to the Bills entire fan base," Boyd added on Twitter. "What great people you are . We have reach our primary goal with 20k and any other donations will still be [accepted] as well."
The Bills face the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1:05 p.m. Sunday in a Wild Card round playoff game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.