CJ Byrd
# 5
Strong Safety - SS
Height: 6-2  Weight: 198
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   North Augusta
Previous Experience
  2L
Hometown
   North Augusta, S.C.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 06/19/2006
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Career Highs: 8 tackles at Kentucky in 2008

2008:
Graduated in December with degree in Consumer Economics
*Started all 13 games recording 49 tackles and six PBUs
*Recorded five solo tackles in Capital One Bowl victory over No. 19 Michigan State
*Career-high eight tackles, one for loss, and recovered a fumble at Kentucky
*Notched five tackles at No. 11 LSU and at South Carolina
*Four tackle games vs. No. 18 Ga. Tech, vs. Tennessee and vs. C. Michigan

2007: *Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts with 44 tackles and one interception
*Had three tackles, and interception and a pass break-up at Georgia Tech
*Two tackles vs. No. 22 Kentucky
*Had two tackles vs. No 18 Auburn
*Had four tackles vs. Troy
*Had two tackles and a pass break-up vs. No. 9 Florida
*Had four tackles at Vanderbilt
*Registered four tackles including one for a loss and a pass break-up at Tennessee
*Had a career-high seven tackles, fumble recovery and a pass break-up vs. Ole Miss
*Returned to starting at free safety and tied career-high with four tackles at No. 16 Alabama
*Started at strong safety anad made two tackles vs. W. Carolina
*Recorded three tackles vs. S. Carolina
*Four tackles vs. Okla. St.
*Listed as number one FS at conclusion of spring drills
*Recorded three tackles in G-Day game

2006: *Appeared in 13 games at free safety and also a member of special teams units
*Tallied eight tackles and one pass breakup
*Scored a TD on a 12-yard blocked punt return caused by Prince Miller in a 34-0 win over UAB
* Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win. Had a career-high three tackles in the win over #14 Va. Tech.
*Recipient of James E. Farish Football Scholarship
*Two tackles and one interception in annual spring G-Day game

2005: *Played in 13 games as true freshman mostly on special teams
*Special Teams Newcomer of the Year Award
*Recipient of James E. Farish Football Scholarship
*Part of SEC Championship team that went 10-3

High School: North Augusta, coached by Joe Long
*Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100
*Tom Lemming’s Top 100 and No. 4 safety in nation
*2004 Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year
*Participated in the Shrine Bowl where he accumulated seven tackles and was voted “Best Player” by teammates
*Countdown to Signing Day All-South Second-Team
*SuperPrep All-America, All Mid-Atlantic, and No. 1 player in S.C.
*Rivals.com Top 100 and No. 6 athlete in America
*Scout.com No.3 safety in country
*Augusta Chronicle All-All-South and All-Area teams
*Aiken Standard All-Aiken County Team
*Named to All-State and All-Region teams following senior season
*As a senior, compiled 222 yards on 21 catches and rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on offense
*76 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and two interceptions as a senior
*As a junior had 37 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns
*Also tallied 92 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and returned two 100-yard kickoffs for touchdowns during junior campaign
*Also participated in track and basketball
*Presented the Sportsmanship, Coaches, and Most Valuable Player awards following senior campaign
*Selected as the Golden Helmet award winner by Coca Cola for excellence in academics as a junior
*Named Mr. Senior and was inducted to North Augusta High School Hall of Fame

Born: Nov. 17, 1986 Major: Consumer Economics

Year

G/GS

Solo

Asst.

Total

Sacks

TFL

FF

FR

PBU

Int.

QBH

2005

13/0

6

2

8

0.0/0

0.0/0

0

0

0

0

0

2006

13/0

6

2

8

0.0/0

0.0/0

0

0

1

0

0

2007

13/13

30

14

44

0.0/0

2.0/3

0

1

5

1

1

2008

13/13

30

19

49

0.0/0

2.0/7

0

1

6

0

0

Total

52/26

72

37

109

0.0/0

4.0/10

0

2

12

1

1