- Wide Receiver
- 5' 11
- 187 lbs.
- High School/Other
- First Colonial
- Virginia Beach, Va.
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Updated: January 28, 2015
2014-15: Played in all 13 games, making four starts … Was in on 382 plays on offense and one special teams play … Finished second in the team with 47 receptions for 388 yards … Led Tech with 49 yards on three catches in the season opener against William & Mary … Caught five passes for 51 yards in the win at Ohio State … Had six receptions for 30 yards against East Carolina … Caught seven passes for 56 yards against Georgia Tech … Had 21 yards on three catches against Western Michigan … Caught five passes for 24 yards at North Carolina … Finished the Pitt game with 22 yards on four receptions … Caught a 3-yard pass against Miami … Had six receptions for 68 yards against Boston College… Saw limited action on offense at Duke … Caught a 23-yard pass at Wake Forest … Had 27 yards on three receptions in the win over Virginia …Caught three passes against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games, making seven starts … Was in on 560 plays, 525 coming at receiver and 35 on special teams … Caught a team-high 51 passes for a team-high 635 yards, scoring two touchdowns … His 51 receptions are tied for the fifth-most in a single season at Tech … Saw action on offense and special teams in the season opener against Alabama … Caught four passes for 58 yards against Western Carolina … Racked up 63 yards on seven catches at East Carolina … Scored his first career touchdown in his first start, finishing the day with two catches for 15 yards, against Marshall … Caught four passes for 44 yards at Georgia Tech … Connected with Logan Thomas on an 83-yard reception as part of a four-catch, 123-yard outing against North Carolina … Caught four passes for 46 yards against Pittsburgh … Brought in four passes for 26 yards against Duke … Hauled in five passes for 49 yards at Boston College … Notched the second 100-plus yard receiving game of his career with 105 yards on six catches at Miami … Scored a touchdown, finishing the Maryland game with six catches for 69 yards … Caught three passes for 37 yards at Virginia … Got the start in the Sun Bowl, catching two passes for 25 yards … Also returned punts in the game.
2012-13: Played in six games … Was in on 20 total plays, 12 on offense and eight on special teams … Saw time on special teams against Austin Peay … Was in on eight offensive plays against Bowling Green … Was in on two offensive snaps against Duke … Saw action on special teams against Florida State … Returned a punt 4 yards against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Posted a 35-inch vertical jump in off-season workouts … Had an 18-yard reception during the last spring scrimmage … Contributed a 9-yard reception and a 5-yard punt return in the spring game.
2011-12: Played in four games, totaling 18 offensive snaps … Saw first collegiate action at wide receiver at Marshall … Picked up two plays against BC on offense … Saw brief action on offense at Georgia Tech … Made first collegiate reception for 15 yards at Virginia.
2010-11: Redshirted during the fall, while working as a flanker … His NFL shuttle time of 4.04 was the second-best among the receivers and fifth- best on the team … Caught three passes for 29 yards during the third scrimmage of spring practice … Returned a kickoff 19 yards during the Maroon-White game … Also ran a reverse in that game for a 9-yard gain.
High School: Saw action as a free safety, running back and receiver for Coach Bill McIntyre at First Colonial … Also picked up some work as a return man and holder … Was named first-team All-Beach District as a punt returner … Was second-team All-Tidewater District as an athlete … Earned the All-Around Pure Football Player Award at a summer combine.
Personal: William Spencer Byrn … Born 6/14/92 in Long Beach, CA … Son of Spencer and Kim Byrn … Graduated with a degree in communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism.