|No. 81 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||August 18, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Hahnville, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Boutte (LA) Hahnville|
|Roster status:||Practice squad/Injured Reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
LaRon Byrd (born August 18, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. 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
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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Boutte, Louisiana||Hahnville High School||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||4.46||Feb 1, 2008|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 69 (WR) Rivals: 60 (WR), 16 (LS)|
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.
On April 30, 2012, after going undrafted, Byrd signed with the Arizona Cardinals. On August 6, 2013, Byrd was waived/injured by the Arizona Cardinals. He cleared waivers and was placed on the injured reserve list. On April 4, 2014, Byrd was released.
On October 7, 2014, Byrd was re-signed 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 released Byrd from the practice squad to make room for wide receiver Kerry Taylor.
- "Miami Hurricanes profile". hurricanesports.com.
- "Cardinals add 17 undrafted free agents". azcentral.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- Urban, Darren (August 6, 2013). "Three-lineman addition ends Byrd’s time". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
- Weinfuss, Josh (April 4, 2014). "Byrd release doesn't mean he's healthy". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
- Watkins, Calvin (May 1, 2014). "Cowboys sign WR LaRon Byrd". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
- Kay Cabot, Mary. "Cleveland Browns cut Rex Grossman, add WR LaRon Byrd and RB Glenn Winston". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 1 September 2014.