1 Dontez Byrd
1 Dontez Byrd
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Position: WR
gp 11
yds 1003
yds/g 91.2
td 6

2016 (Junior): Byrd had an amazing first season with the Golden Eagles, breaking school records and making his name as one of the best wide receivers ever at Tech in just his first season. Byrd ended 2016 with a school-record 933 yards on 74 recpetions. He caught seven touchdown passes and averaged 84.8 receiving yards a game. Byrd was also a threat on the return game, taking a kickoff back 100 yards against Mercer for a touchdown. Byrd averaged 26.3 yards per kick return as he tallied 658 yards on 25 returns. He could also run the ball when needed, rushing 10 times for 21 yards and a touchdown.

After recording the kickoff return TD at Mercer, Byrd was named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week as well as the Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week. At the end of the season, Byrd was named to the All-OVC second team on offense and to the league's All-Newcomer Team.

2015 (Sophomore, at Louisville): Byrd played in 12 games and started in the Cardinals' game against Houston. He did not record a catch.

2014 (Redshirt freshman, at Louisville): Appeared in 12 games at receiver and on special teams... Served a key role on special teams... Credited with two special teams tackles... Made tackles in games versus Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse.

HIGH SCHOOL: Byrd played at Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky., where his team won a conference and district championship in 2013. He also played basketball, winning four conference and district titles between 2009-13 as well as a region crown and a state runner-up in 2009.

PERSONAL: The son of Melvin and Latosha Weathers..born August 9, 1995...full name is Dontez Corian Byrd...half-brother Ramon Morris plays football at the University of Pikeville.

ACADEMIC: Majoring In interdisciplinary studies and intends to become a real estate agent.

Recent Games
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Receptions 78 58
Yards 1003 725
Yards per game 91.2 90.6
Yards per catch 12.9 12.5
Touchdowns 6 5
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 - - - - - 1 1
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 1 17 17.0 17 0 - -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 2 6 3.0 4 0 - -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 1 3 3.0 3 0 - -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 1 8 8.0 8 0 - -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 1 4 4.0 4 0 - -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 - -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 3 76 25.3 52 1 - -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 10 109 10.9 41 0 1 1
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 7 93 13.3 46 0 - -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 9 169 18.8 57 1 - -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 6 92 15.3 56 1 - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 10 126 12.6 20 0 - -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 6 53 8.8 18 0 - -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 5 111 22.2 44 1 - -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 4 56 14.0 23 1 - -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 12 91 7.6 16 1 - -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 6 27 4.5 14 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 3 57 19.0 24 0 - - - - -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 4 94 23.5 33 0 - - - - -
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 1 - 76 - 57 133
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 1 - 109 - 94 203
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 1 17 93 - - 110
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 1 6 169 - - 175
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 1 - 92 - - 92
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 1 3 126 - - 129
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 1 - 53 - - 53
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 1 8 111 - - 119
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 1 4 56 - - 60
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 1 -2 91 - - 89
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 1 - 27 - - 27
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 6 - 1 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 Western Illinois L, 41-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Kennesaw State L, 27-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Ball State L, 28-13 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Jacksonville State L, 34-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Illinois L, 24-23 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Southeast Missouri L, 31-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Tennessee State W, 30-26 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Austin Peay L, 35-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Murray State L, 31-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UT Martin L, 24-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 22 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2016-17 11 10 21 1.9 2.1 1 8 2 1
2017-18 11 7 36 3.3 5.1 0 17 1 1
Total 22 17 57 2.6 3.4 1 17 3 2
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2016-17 11 74 6.7 933 84.8 12.6 7 43
2017-18 11 78 7.1 1003 91.2 12.9 6 57
Total 22 152 6.9 1936 88.0 12.7 13 57
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 22 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 22 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2016-17 25 658 26.3 1 100 5 14 2.8 0 9
2017-18 7 151 21.6 0 33 - - - - -
Total 32 809 25.3 1 100 5 14 2.8 0 9
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2016-17 11 21 933 14 658 1626 147.8
2017-18 11 36 1003 - 151 1190 108.2
Total 22 57 1936 14 809 2816 128.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2016-17 54 4.9 1 7 1 0 - - - - - 0
2017-18 36 3.3 0 6 0 - - - - - - 0
Total 90 4.1 1 13 1 0 - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2016-17 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 22 1 0 1.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 7 36 3.3 5.1 0 17 1 1
Conference 8 6 19 2.4 3.2 0 8 - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 2 12 2.4 6.0 0 8 - -
Away 6 5 24 4.0 4.8 0 17 1 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 1 8 8.0 8.0 0 8 - -
Losses 10 6 28 2.8 4.7 0 17 1 1
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August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 3 23 5.8 7.7 0 17 1 1
October 3 2 11 3.7 5.5 0 8 - -
November 3 2 2 0.7 1.0 0 4 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 78 7.1 1003 91.2 12.9 6 57
Conference 8 58 7.3 725 90.6 12.5 5 57
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 24 4.8 362 72.4 15.1 4 56
Away 6 54 9.0 641 106.8 11.9 2 57
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 5 5.0 111 111.0 22.2 1 44
Losses 10 73 7.3 892 89.2 12.2 5 57
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August 1 3 3.0 76 76.0 25.3 1 52
September 4 32 8.0 463 115.8 14.5 2 57
October 3 21 7.0 290 96.7 13.8 1 44
November 3 22 7.3 174 58.0 7.9 2 23
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 10 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - -
Losses 10 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 7 151 21.6 0 33 - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 57 19.0 0 24 - - - - -
Away 4 94 23.5 0 33 - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 151 21.6 0 33 - - - - -
-
August 3 57 19.0 0 24 - - - - -
September 4 94 23.5 0 33 - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 36 1003 - 151 1190 108.2
Conference 8 19 725 - - 744 93.0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 12 362 - 57 431 86.2
Away 6 24 641 - 94 759 126.5
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 1 8 111 - - 119 119.0
Losses 10 28 892 - 151 1071 107.1
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August 1 - 76 - 57 133 133.0
September 4 23 463 - 94 580 145.0
October 3 11 290 - - 301 100.3
November 3 2 174 - - 176 58.7
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 36 3.3 0 6 0 - - - - - - 0
Conference 30 3.8 0 5 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 24 4.8 0 4 0 - - - - - - 0
Away 12 2.0 0 2 0 - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 6 6.0 0 1 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 30 3.0 0 5 0 - - - - - - 0
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August 6 6.0 - 1 0 - - - - - - 0
September 12 3.0 0 2 0 - - - - - - 0
October 6 2.0 0 1 - - - - - - - 0
November 12 4.0 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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August 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -