2011: Saw action in eight games as a redshirt-freshman...primarily played on special teams, but did not record an official statistic.
2010: Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season.
High School: Three-year letterman at Palmetto High where he saw time at quarterback, wide receiver, defensive end, linebacker and strong safety for head coach Raymond Woodie, Jr...named three-star prospect, earned a Scout Grade of 75 rated the No. 93 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com...also rated a two-star athlete by Rivals.com and Scout.com...helped the Tigers go a combined 22-11 as a prepster, including two trips to the state playoffs...for his career, tallied 19 sacks and forced six fumbles...named to the Bradenton Herald Elite 11, first-team all-area and honorable-mention all-county in each of the last two years...as a senior, was selected to play in the Brad Price Memorial PAL Bowl all-star game after tallying 27 tackles, five sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries during the regular season...had 14.5 sacks as a junior...also lettered twice in track and field, and once each in basketball and wrestling...off the field, was a member of the National High School Scholars Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born Kerchal Lamonté Byrd, Jr., on June 23, 1992, in Dothan, Ala...son of Kerchal Sr. and Cinda Byrd...has one sister, Armen...father played football at Southeastern Louisiana and cousin, Justin Pritchett, is on the team at Cumberland...majoring in public health.