|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||August 18, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Hahnville, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Hahnville (LA)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
LaRon Byrd (born August 18, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. After going undrafted in 2012, he was signed by the Arizona Cardinals. He has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and Washington Redskins. He played college football at Miami (FL).
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|
|Recruiting star ratings: 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 by the team.
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.
On April 15, 2015, the Miami Dolphins signed Byrd to compete for the 5th wide receiver position. On August 30, 2015, he was released by the Dolphins.
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