CHARLES E. BYRD... Born: November 17, 1986
High School: North Augusta...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100...Tom Lemming's Top 100 and No. 4 safety in nation...2004 Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year...participated in the Shrine Bowl where he accumulated seven tackles and was voted Best Player by teammates ...Countdown to Signing Day All-South Second-Team...Superprep All-America, All Mid-Atlantic, and No. 1 player in South Carolina...Rivals.com Top 100 and No. 6 athlete in America...Scout.com No.3 safety in country...Augusta Chronicle All-All-South and All-Area teams...Aiken Standard All-Aiken County Team...named to All-State and All-Region teams following senior season...as a senior, compiled 222 yards on 21 catches and rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on offense...on defense, tallied 76 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and two interceptions...as a junior had 37 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns....also tallied 92 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and returned two 100-yard kickoffs for touchdowns during junior campaign...also participated in track and basketball....presented the Sportsmanship, Coaches, and Most Valuable Player awards following senior campaign...selected as the Golden Helmet award winner by Coca Cola for excellence in academics as a junior...named Mr. Senior and was inducted to North Augusta High School Hall of Fame...High School Coach: Joe Long. Recipient of James E. Farish Football Scholarship.
College: 2005 - Played in 13 games as true freshman mostly on special teams...Special Teams Newcomer of the Year Award....2006 -- Two tackles and one interception in annual spring G-Day game....Major: History.Major: History