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Position
Wide Receiver
Height
5'11"
Weight
210

Bio

Position
Wide Receiver
Height
5'11"
Weight
210

2019– SENIOR
Valuable reserve wide receiver and special teams ace who played in all 13 games with one start … Finished with five catches for 66 yards, including the game-clinching 39-yard touchdown grab against Mississippi State … Capped his career with one catch for five yards in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (1/2) … Made first-career start in win vs. South Carolina (10/26) … Recorded the third touchdown of his career and his first of the season in the win over Mississippi State with 2:35 left in the game, capping a nine-play 91-yard drive (10/12) … Recorded the first blocked punt of the season for the Vols and the first of his career vs. Chattanooga, Brandon Johnson scooped the ball for a 24-yard touchdown (9/14).

2018 – JUNIOR
Appeared in 10 games … Finished with one catch for 20 yards and a touchdown, hauling in his score against No. 1 Alabama … Made his mark as a blocker and a special teams contributor.

2017 – SOPHOMORE
Appeared in 11 games … Made two catches for 21 yards and caught his first-career touchdown against UMass, which turned out to be the game-winner.

2016 – FRESHMAN
Saw action in 13 games … Caught three passes for a career-high 60 yards and a score and had two carries for 11 yards against Texas A&M … Had three receptions for 40 yards in comeback win over Florida … Returned three kickoffs for 99 yards, including a career-long of 67 yards at Vanderbilt … Pulled down two catches for 37 yards and returned a kick for 31 yards against Tennessee Tech … Made a career-long 44-yard catch against Kentucky and returned two kickoffs for 31 yards … Against Missouri, posted two catches for eight yards, two rushes for 24 yards (career-long 22-yard run) and two kick returns for 43 yards … In Music City Bowl against Nebraska, rushed for nine yards and returned a kick for 34 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL
Listed as a four-star recruit … Top-10 prospect in Florida according to 247, ESPN and Scout … Played in 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, blocking an extra point and returning it for two points and intercepting a pass … Member of 2015 All-USA All-Florida First Team … Named to 2015 All-State Class 6A First-Team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tyler Jarnell Byrd … Born Sept. 30, 1996 … Son of Shirley Williams and Charlie Byrd … Major is communication studies