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#2 Demetrius Byrd
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami Central HS
Other College: Pearl River CC
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Demetrius Byrd Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/29/2009

CAREER
Drafted in seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers ... Involved in a serious car accident the week before the draft that left him hospitalized ... Despite still being in the hospital, Chargers drafted him anyway ... Played just two seasons with the Tigers after transferring to LSU from Pearl River Community College ... Played in 27 games with 17 starts ... Caught 72 passes in LSU career for 1,134 yards and 11 scores ... One of the few players in college football history who have played for a national title in both the junior college ranks as well as the Division IA level ... Byrd was a starter on LSU’s 2007 BCS national title team, which came a year after his junior college squad (Pearl River CC) lost to Blinn (Texas), 19-7, in the Pilgrim’s Bowl, which is the junior college national championship game.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with 11 starts ... Ranked second on team in receptions (37) and yards (513) ... Averaged 13.9 yards per catch ... Caught four TD passes ... Caught at least one pass in all 13 games ... Tied a career-best with six catches for 73 yards against Florida ... Had season-high 76 yards receiving on four catches against Georgia ... Opened season with three catches for 34 yards and a score vs. Appalachian State ... Other TD receptions came against Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama ...  Had season-long reception of 43 yards against Mississippi State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Junior college transfer who made an immediate impact in his first year with the Tigers ... Played in all 14 games with six starts ... Ranked first on the squad in receiving TDs (7), second in receiving yards (621) and third in catches (35) ... Nine of his 35 receptions went for at least 20 yards and had four catches of 35 yards or better, including two against Alabama ...  After going without a catch in two of his first three games, caught at least one pass in final 10 games of season ... Had career-best of 6 receptions against Alabama and Arkansas ... Had career game against Crimson Tide as he had 144 receiving yards, which included a 61-yard TD as well as a 35-yard reception that setup an LSU field goal early in the fourth quarter ... Biggest moment of season came against Auburn as he hauled in a 22-yard TD reception with one second left in the 30-24 LSU win ... Had four catches for 72 yards and a score versus Tennessee in the SEC Championship game ... Caught 27-yard TD pass in SEC Championship Game from Ryan Perrilloux that gave the Tigers a 13-7 lead early in the third quarter ... Also had a spectacular one-handed catch in traffic against the Vols ... Caught a career-high two touchdown passes against Arkansas, including a 2-yard grab with just under a minute left in regulation that tied the game at 28-28 ... Also had TD catches against Auburn, Florida and Middle Tennessee.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most coveted JUCO wide receivers ... Came to LSU after two seasons at Pearl River Community College ... Received a four-star rating as a member of Rivals.com's Top 100 junior college prospects ... Caught 45 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore ... Led the Wildcats to their fourth straight MACJC state championship ... Hauled in the game-winning touchdown on a 36-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter of the title game resulting in a 21-20 victory ... Originally signed with Florida International after graduating from Miami Central High School ... Coached by Tim Hatten.

PERSONAL
Born June 30, 1986, in Miami, Fla. ... Mom is Sharon Byrd ... Has two siblings, Terrance and Monique ... Majoring in general studies ... Considered the best dancer on the team and keeps the team in stitches with his Michael Jackson that has him moonwalk, jump in the air, come down in a split and raise back up without using his hands. 

Career Highs
Receptions:
6, three times (last: 6 vs. Florida, 2008)
Yards: 144 vs. Alabama, 2007
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Arkansas, 2007
Long: 62 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007

Byrd's Career Receiving Statistics

Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG

2007

14-6
35
621
7
62
2008

13-11

37

513

4

43

Totals

27-17
72
1,134
11
62
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