ESPN to Televise Palmetto State Showdown
Carolina Hosts The Citadel Saturday
CBS to Televise SEC Eastern Division Contest
Top 10 Matchup in Fayetteville on ESPN
7:21 Kick on ESPN2
Walk-on player who moved to fullback in the spring after playing linebacker throughout his collegiate career... tough, hard-nosed and smart player who could help on special teams... listed as the third-team fullback entering the fall behind Dalton Wilson and Matt Coffee... named one of five "outstanding walk-ons" at the 2011 Garnet & Black spring game.
2010: Walk-on linebacker who provided depth to the roster at the Mike linebacker position and on special teams... saw action in three games... made one tackle versus Southern Miss... earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Redshirted as a true freshman walk-on... worked with the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla. in 2009... played football for head coach Bob Hudson... earned all-district and all-county honors... also named to the Pinellas all-star team... had a scholarship opportunity from Lehigh University.
PERSONAL: Billy Byrne is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.