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Laron Byrd
Player Profile:
Laron Byrd 820858
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Boutte,La.
High School: Hahnville HS


2011 (Senior):
Competed in all 12 games of the season, starting two ... Finished the season with 11 catches and 125 yards ... Recorded his lone touchdown of the year in the season finale against Boston College ... Recorded a season-high three catches against Florida State ... Had a season-long 25-yard reception against USF ... Four-year letterman.

2010 (Junior): Started six of 13 games for the Hurricanes ... Third on the team in receptions (41) and receiving yards (441) ... Had a season-high 78 yards against Virginia ... Registered six catches against both Virginia and Pittsburgh ... His touchdown catch against North Carolina proved to be the game winner ... Also recorded six catches for 69 yards against Pittsburgh.

2009 (Sophomore): Second on team with 33 receptions and third with 460 receiving yards ... Started eight of 13 games for the Hurricanes ... Averaged 13.9 yards per catch ... Set a career-high with five catches for 83 yards, including a career-long 40-yard grab for a touchdown against Georgia Tech ... Hauled in four catches for 58 yards at Virginia Tech ... Topped his career-high with 85 receiving yards on five catches at UCF ... Caught three passes for 56 yards against Virginia and added 61 receiving yards on four catches at North Carolina.

2008 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games and made three starts against Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and NC State ... Team's sixth-leading receiver with 21 receptions for 228 yards and three touchdowns ... First career-receiving touchdown came on the road at Duke --a 10-yard reception ... Caught the game-tying touchdown -- a career-long 26-yard reception -- in the final minutes of regulation in the come-from-behind overtime win at Virginia ... Had a career-high three receptions in the season opener against Charleston Southern, the regular season finale at NC State and against California in the Emerald Bowl ... Had a career-best 47 receiving yards at NC State ... Only UM player with a catch in at least 12 games.

High School: Considered the second-best receiver in Louisiana out of high school ... As a senior in 2007, caught 50 passes for 630 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Also played some safety, making three interceptions, in leading his team to a 10-3 record ... As a junior in 2006, made 30 receptions for 447 yards and eight touchdowns ... Played primarily defensive back as a freshman and sophomore ... Also a standout basketball player, averaging more than 20 points per game as a junior ... Coached by Lou Valdin ... Ranked the No. 16 player in Louisiana and the No. 60 wide receiver in the nation by ... Rated as the No. 69 wide receiver by

2008 13-2 21 228 3 10.9 26
2009 13-8 33 460 1 13.9 40
2010 13-6 41 441 1 10.8 40
2011 12-2 11 125 1 11.4 25
TOTAL 51-18 106 1,254 6 11.8 40
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