NC State safety Byrd suffers third torn ACL
NC State safety Jarvis Byrd, a redshirt senior, has suffered the third torn ACL of his career and will miss the rest of the season, the school announced Tuesday.
Byrd was injured during the Wolfpack's game at Wake Forest on Oct. 5.
"Jarvis is a true champion," NC State coach Dave Doeren said in a prepared statement. "This team and staff love him as a brother and respect him as a leader. It is so unfortunate that a player like Jarvis, who has been through two other ACL surgeries, has to endure another. I know that he will have a tremendous attitude and will use all the support available to him to have a healthy recovery."
Byrd, who finished with 17 tackles, started the first five games of the season at safety after playing cornerback in previous years. He was a team captain for the Richmond game.
The Pahokee, Fla., native earned a starting job as a true freshman in 2009 before suffering his first torn ACL in a win against North Carolina. He missed all of the 2010 season as he rehabbed from the injury and then suffered a second torn ACL during 2011 summer workouts and missed that entire season, as well.
In 2012, Byrd saw action in just four games as he was hampered by other injuries.
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