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LaRon Byrd
No. --     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-18) August 18, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Hahnville, Louisiana
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2012 2013)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     8
Receiving touchdowns     0

LaRon Byrd (born August 18, 1989)[1] 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, Washington Redskins, and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Miami (FL).

Early years and high schoolEdit

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
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 69 (WR)   Rivals: 60 (WR), 16 (LS)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

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 by the team.[5]

Dallas CowboysEdit

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 BrownsEdit

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

Dallas CowboysEdit

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 DolphinsEdit

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.[8]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On September 16, 2015, the Atlanta Falcons signed Byrd to their practice squad.[9] He was released on November 3.[10]

Washington RedskinsEdit

The Washington Redskins signed Byrd to their practice squad on November 9, 2015.[11]

He signed a futures contract on January 11, 2016.[12] He was released by the team on May 2.[13]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On May 20, 2016, Byrd signed with the Carolina Panthers. On August 30, 2016, Byrd was placed on injured reserve.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7867/laron-byrd
  2. "Miami Hurricanes profile". hurricanesports.com. http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28700&ATCLID=205558831.
  3. "Cardinals add 17 undrafted free agents". azcentral.com. http://www.azcentral.com/sports/cardinals/articles/20120430arizona-cardinals-17-undrafted-free-agents.html. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  4. Urban, Darren (August 6, 2013). "Three-lineman addition ends Byrd’s time". http://blog.azcardinals.com/2013/08/06/three-lineman-addition-ends-byrds-time/. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  5. Weinfuss, Josh (April 4, 2014). "Byrd release doesn't mean he's healthy". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/arizona-cardinals/post/_/id/5507/byrd-release-doesnt-mean-hes-healthy. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  6. Watkins, Calvin (May 1, 2014). "Cowboys sign WR LaRon Byrd". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas-cowboys/post/_/id/4727297/cowboys-sign-wr-laron-byrd. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  7. Kay Cabot, Mary. "Cleveland Browns cut Rex Grossman, add WR LaRon Byrd and RB Glenn Winston". Cleveland.com. http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2014/08/cleveland_browns_cut_rex_gross.html. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  8. Alper, Josh (August 30, 2015). "Dolphins make 11 cuts on way to 75 players". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/30/dolphins-make-11-cuts-on-way-to-75-players/. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  9. "Byrd Signed to Practice Squad, Burton Released". September 16, 2015. http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Byrd-Signed-to-Practice-Squad-Burton-Released/e800456f-66fc-4aa4-9529-4172b058fbb6. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  10. "Falcons Sign WR Goodwin, Release WR Byrd". AtlantaFalcons.com. November 3, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20180524151739/http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-Sign-WR-Goodwin-Release-WR-Byrd/de08021f-0916-4def-a75d-d2aec01227e4. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  11. Kring-Schreifels, Jake (November 9, 2015). "More On The Redskins' Three New Roster Additions". Redskins.com. http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/blog/article-1/More-On-The-Redskins-Three-New-Roster-Additions/573f4ca0-c1f6-45b8-8c60-f1a8de50d0a1. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  12. "Redskins Sign Seven To Reserve/Future Contracts". Redskins.com. January 11, 2016. http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Seven-To-ReserveFuture-Contracts/d7070ad9-8905-4be0-8ef6-d28816213141. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  13. "05/02: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. May 2, 2016. http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/0502-Redskins-Make-Roster-Moves/4525670f-c165-4338-9a27-c8541e718f52. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  14. "Panthers reduce roster to 74". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-reduce-roster-to-74/ba2121e3-9abc-45bc-a419-07da9e184b2b.

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