LaRon Byrd

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LaRon Byrd
No. --     Free Agent
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-18) August 18, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Hahnville, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Boutte (LA) Hahnville
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 1
Receiving yards 8
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

LaRon Byrd (born on August 18, 1989)[1] is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. After going unselected in the 2012 NFL Draft, we was signed by the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. He played college football for the University of Miami.

Early years and High School[edit]

Byrd was considered the second-best receiver in Louisiana out of Hahnville High School. As a senior in 2007, caught 50 passes for 630 yards and 13 touchdowns. Byrd also played some safety, making three interceptions, in leading his team to a 10-3 record. As a junior in 2006, made 30 receptions for 447 yards and eight touchdowns. Byrd was ranked the No. 16 player in the state of Louisiana and was ranked the 60th wide receiver prospect in the nation by Rivals.com. Byrd was also ranked as the 69th wide receiver prospect by Scout.com.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
LaRon Byrd
Wide Receiver
Boutte, Louisiana Hahnville High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.46 Feb 1, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 69 (WR)   Rivals: 60 (WR), 16 (LS)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

In 2008, Byrd played in all 13 games for the University of Miami and made three starts against Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and NC State. He was the team's sixth-leading receiver with 21 receptions for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Byrd caught his first career-receiving touchdown on the road at Duke (a 10-yard reception). He had a career-high three receptions in the season opener against Charleston Southern, the regular season finale at NC State and against California in the Emerald Bowl.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On April 30, 2012, after going undrafted, Byrd signed with the Arizona Cardinals.[3] On August 6, 2013, Byrd was waived/injured by the Arizona Cardinals.[4] He cleared waivers and was placed on the injured reserve list. On April 4, 2014, Byrd was released.[5]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On May 1, 2014, Byrd signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Byrd, who spent all of the 2014 offseason and camp with Dallas, was cut just before the start of the regular season. [6]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Byrd was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on August 31, 2014. He played in only one game and was released on October 3, 2014 to make room for Rodney Smith.[7]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On October 7, 2014, Byrd was resigned by the Cowboys to their practice squad. To make room for Byrd, the Cowboys waived wide receiver Tim Benford, who was in his third season on the practice squad.

On October 9, 2014 the Cowboys cut Byrd from the practice squad to make room for wide receiver Kerry Taylor (American football).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7867/laron-byrd
  2. ^ "Miami Hurricanes profile". hurricanesports.com. 
  3. ^ "Cardinals add 17 undrafted free agents". azcentral.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Urban, Darren (August 6, 2013). "Three-lineman addition ends Byrd’s time". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Weinfuss, Josh (April 4, 2014). "Byrd release doesn't mean he's healthy". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  6. ^ Watkins, Calvin (May 1, 2014). "Cowboys sign WR LaRon Byrd". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  7. ^ Kay Cabot, Mary. "Cleveland Browns cut Rex Grossman, add WR LaRon Byrd and RB Glenn Winston". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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