Jarvis Byrd Tears ACL, Done for 2013

Injury-plagued safety Jarvis Byrd, has suffered his third torn ACL of his career and will miss the rest of the season.

Byrd was injured during the Wolfpack’s game at Wake Forest on Oct. 5.

Byrd had earned a starting job as a true freshman in 2009 before suffering his first torn ACL in a win against Carolina, and missed the rest of that and the 2010 season while he rehabbed.  Byrd then suffered a second torn ACL in 2011 during summer workouts and missed that year before returning to the field last year for only four games as he was dogged by other injuries.

He  played 302 snaps in 2013, tallying 17 tackles and was a team leader — he was one of the team captains against Richmond this year, and was a member of the team’s Leadership Council.

Best wishes to Jarvis as he undergoes rehab and recovers from this latest setback.


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7 Responses to Jarvis Byrd Tears ACL, Done for 2013

  1. TheCOWDOG 10/15/2013 at 4:55 PM #

    What a damn shame. It’s a dangerous game folks, we all know it, but I feel really bad for that kid.

  2. PackFamily 10/15/2013 at 5:05 PM #

    He is a red shirt senior. Is his only hope now to get a medical redshirt? I feel bad for him. I hope he is also working on his degree and thinking of life after football, regardless If he returns.

  3. TheCOWDOG 10/15/2013 at 5:40 PM #

    Med Red is out of the question. He’s played too many games this year.

  4. Virginia Wolf 10/15/2013 at 7:12 PM #

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Byrd has had a very difficult career at N.C. State. I wish him well in the future!!!!

  5. TeufelWolf 10/16/2013 at 9:29 AM #

    Tough break.

  6. choppack1 10/16/2013 at 9:42 PM #

    Actually if the calendar is right, he is eligible for a medical redshirt. He just had to use up 5years of eligibility…but I don’t think you can apply until you’ve exhausted your “traditional” eligibility.

  7. JaxPackMan 10/16/2013 at 10:25 PM #

    I’m like you PackFam, hopefully the Byrd man is working on a degree. After three ACL’s just getting around will be an accomplishment much less playing football at a high level. He needs to think about life after football and being able to walk at age 40. What are his chances of being drafted at this stage of the game? The NFL may be achievable but the big contract probably isn’t in the cards.

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