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Demetrius Byrd
WR #82
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.
Experience:
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Bio

The Chargers selected Demetrius Byrd in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

With their final pick in the draft, the Chargers selected Byrd, a choice that endeared General Manager A.J. Smith to draft watchers around the country. Byrd, who was projected by many to be a mid-round draft choice, was seriously injured in a one-car accident just six days before the draft while on his way to pick up his mother from church. While other teams stayed away, Smith drafted Byrd so that regardless of how his recovery progressed he would be rewarded for his outstanding body of work while at LSU. If Byrd makes a complete recovery, as is expected, the Chargers just might have pulled off yet another steal in the draft’s final round.

Byrd was one of LSU’s most popular players in the locker room and thought by many to be the best dancer on the team. He routinely kept his teammates in stitches with his Michael Jackson impersonation, complete with the moonwalk and a no-handed split.


TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick (224), April 26, 2009.

COLLEGE: Played two seasons at LSU, totaling 72 catches for 1,134 yards and 11 TDs...game-winning 22-yard TD catch with one second left in 30-24 win over Auburn in 2007...spent two seasons at Pearl River CC in Poplarville, Mississippi and won two state championships...game-winning 36-yard TD catch in 2006 state title game...general studies major.

PERSONAL: Born in Miami, Florida...outstanding WR at Miami’s Central HS.

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  • Pick Cam: Demetrius Byrd

    Posted Apr 26, 2009

    Chargers have selected Demetrius Byrd, WR, LSU in the Round 7(224) of the 2009 NFL Draft.