A walk-on who is working hard to become a good snapper ... Has shown ability, along with the desire to help the team ... Brings an excellent work ethic to the field ... Made progress in the strength and conditioning program ... Must continue working to develop consistency. 2005: Worked with the snappers while redshirting ... Improved in all four major lifts during spring strength and conditioning tests. High School: Lettered four years in football as a tight end/defensive end for Coach Scott Allen ... Named first-team all-district and second-team all-region as a senior ... Led team to a district title ... Also lettered four times in basketball ... Served as football and basketball team captain as a senior. Personal: Cory Charles Byrd ... Born 1/8/86 in Abingdon, VA ... Son of Tony Byrd and Rhonda Byrd ... Sister Kelli Byrd attended Virginia Tech from 2000-04 ... Plans to major in mathematics.