David Boston (born August 19, 1978) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
Boston graduated from Humble High School in Humble, Texas.
A former standout player at Ohio State, he was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He had his best season in 2001 in which he had 98 receptions for 1598 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also made the Pro Bowl that year as a starter. But injuries caught up with him the next season and he signed a 7 year, $53 million contract with the San Diego Chargers. That season was the worst of his career, he was suspended 4 games for a failed drug test, and not long after that, injured his knee and missed the rest of the season. Disgruntled, the Chargers traded Boston to the Miami Dolphins for a sixth round draft choice.
He was expected to be the number two wide receiver for the Dolphins that year, but tore his ACL during training camp and missed the entire season and was cut. He re-signed with the Dolphins again but this time for a one year minimum wage contract. He played 5 games before tearing his RCL and missing the entire season again.
Boston's father Byron is an NFL Referee. He is not permitted to officiate games in which David is playing. David is married to the former Renee Marisa Dota of Boardman, Ohio. They met at The Ohio State University in 1996 were married in July, 2004. The couple's daughter, Alaia Gianna Boston, was born May 1, 2005.