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#54 Chad Byers
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
High School: Blue Ridge School
Major: Sport & Recreation Management
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career Highlights

  • Played in 17 career games, including his first collegiate start in 2010
  • Career high of four tackles against Morehead State in 2010

2011: Played in nine games as a redshirt junior, both at linebacker and on special teams, to earn his second letter... Had six tackles on the year, including a pair of solos... Posted a season-high three tackles at Old Dominon... Also had one tackle each at William & Mary, against Villanova and at New Hampshire.

2010: Played in eight games, including starting the final game versus Maine, to earn his first JMU letter... Recorded six tackles on the season with one solo tackle... Had a career-high four stops in the season-opening win over Morehead State...  Recorded his lone pass deflection of the season against William and Mary... Notched his only solo tackle of the season in the finale at Maine.

2009: Walked on to the football program and did not see any action.

High School: Was a two-way starter at  Blue Ridge... Was the Old Dominion Football Conference Player of the Year as well as a First-Team VISAA All-State Division 2 selection his senior year in 2007... Graduated as the Central Virginia all-time passing leader...  Rushed for almost 800 yards and 13 touchdowns and threw for more than 3,100 yards and 34 scores as the quarterback his sophomore and junior seasons... Also was a standout baseball player.

Personal: Majoring in Sport and Recreation Management.