Dennis Byrd (American football, born 1946)

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Dennis Byrd
Date of birth (1946-08-31)August 31, 1946
Place of birth Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
Date of death July 22, 2010(2010-07-22) (aged 63)
Place of death Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
Defensive end
College North Carolina State
NFL draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
As player
1968 Boston Patriots (AFL)
Career stats

Dennis Wayne Byrd (August 31, 1946 – July 22, 2010)[1] was a defensive lineman who played one season in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots. He attended North Carolina State University, where he was an All-American. Byrd only played one season in the NFL because of a knee injury he suffered in his senior year at NC State. After leaving the NFL, Byrd became the high school football coach at West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, North Carolina, retiring in 2004.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.