Tuesday, November 15, 2005
UMass LB Byrd named A10 Special teams player-of-the week
UMass true Freshman George Byrd has been named the A10's Special Teams Player-of-the-Week (click on "Awards" tab). He blocked an army punt with UMass recovering in the endzone for a TD.
The UMass write-up is here.
Byrd was ranked as the fourth highest LB by Rivals.com to sign with a I-AA team in 2005. He has played in all 10 games of this season on special teams.
Byrd has seven tackles and one tackle for loss.
At 6-1, 230 he is one of UMass' bigger LBs. UMass looses Senior LBs Brad Anderson, Serge Tikum, and L.A. Love to graduation this year. Byrd should compete for a starting role in 2006
Posted by UMass74 at 9:08 AM