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University of Miami Athletics

Tyrone Byrd


Offensive Line




280 lbs.


Redshirt Freshman


Sugar Land, Texas

High School

Houston Hightower HS

2007 (JUNIOR): Played in six games as a junior, mostly in limited action in a tackle overshift or as a blocker on the placekicking unit … Saw limited action as a blocker in goal line offense against North Carolina … Saw limited action in a tackle overshift (two tackles on the same side of the line) against Georgia Tech … Blocked on the placekicking unit and played left tackle for one play in the fourth quarter against Florida State … Blocked on the placekicking unit against NC State … Blocked on the placekicking unit against Virginia Tech … Saw action in a tackle overshift against Boston College.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Backup offensive lineman who played in only three games … Played on the placekicking unit in the season opener vs. Florida State … Returned against North Carolina and saw action at right tackle on the game’s final series…Played as the backup right tackle in the fourth quarter against FIU.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in six games at guard and offensive tackle…For the season, posted three pancake blocks and seven metrorails … Saw his first collegiate action as a reserve guard in the second half of the South Florida game…Played in the fourth quarter at guard vs. Duke, then played the entire second half of the Temple game at right tackle…Played the final series vs. North Carolina and in the Peach Bowl vs. LSU, and saw fourth quarter action at right tackle at Wake Forest.

2004 (Redshirt): Served as a member of the scout team as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 31 player in Texas by SuperPrep…Ranked the nation’s No. 10 offensive tackle by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…Rated the No. 26 player in Texas on the Austin American-Statesman’s Fab 55…strict 20-5A honoree in 2002 and 2003…Attended the 2003 UM Football Camp and was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player…Played defensive end as a freshman in high school and moved to offense before his sophomore year…Nicknamed `T-Byrd’…Chose Miami over Notre Dame, Louisiana State, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Oklahoma State…Coached by Kevin O’Keefe.

2005 totals: 6 games, 0 starts
2006 totals: 3 games, 0 starts
2007 totals: 6 games, 0 starts
Career totals: 15 games, 0 starts