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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at


Articles by Zac Boyer

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Staying ready for his opportunity pays off for Colt McCoy

"That's all anybody can hope for," said the Redskins quarterback's father, Brad. "It's a chance, it's an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready." Published October 23, 2014

Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) rushes the quarterback against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field, Sept. 14, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Trent Murphy excited for first Redskins start

A second-round pick out of Stanford, Murphy will fill in for outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn right pectoral muscle. Published October 22, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) hands off to Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) in the third quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Steady McCoy leads Redskins: 'We're going to win this game'

The third-string quarterback at the start of the season, McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins after halftime, then helped the Redskins end a four-game losing streak with a 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Published October 19, 2014

San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi, of Finland, deflects a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Capitals hope to become first team to score on Sharks this season

The Sharks' consecutive shutouts, first of Los Angeles and then against Winnipeg, marked only the seventh time in league history that a team has entered its third game without having allowed a goal. They visit the Capitals on Tuesday. Published October 14, 2014

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) gets the throw off as Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) hits him during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Carson Palmer steadies Cardinals in victorious return against Redskins

Palmer, out since the first week of the season with a pinched nerve in his right shoulder, was reportedly only able to throw with 80 percent strength at the end of the week — yet even 80 percent was good enough against the Washington Redskins' pass defense. Published October 12, 2014

Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly and First Lady Martha Shelly wear Washington Redskins caps during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Redskins owner Daniel Snyders' suite, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Navajo Nation president sits with Redskins owner Snyder at game

Before the game, a group of approximately 75 people participated in a protest of the Redskins' nickname outside University of Phoenix Stadium. Signs at the protest, which began three hours prior to kickoff, carried slogans such as "Game over for racism" and "Snyder can't buy my support." Published October 12, 2014