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