Damiere Byrd Repeats on Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team
Nov. 7, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gamecock junior wide receiver Damiere Byrd earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team as a wide receiver for the second-consecutive year, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today.
Byrd leads the team with 485 receiving yards on the season and has started eight of the nine games thus far for the 7-2 Gamecocks. He has four touchdown receptions on the year, tied for second on the team. Byrd twice has pulled down five catches in wins over UCF and Kentucky, while he set a new personal best with 121 yards at Tennessee.
The 5-9 Byrd also runs track for the Gamecocks, topping the indoor team last winter in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes. He majors in sport and entertainment management.
Also on the District 4 team from the Southeastern Conference were four Georgia student-athletes, Aaron Murray, Chris Burnette, Marshall Morgan and Connor Norman; two from Auburn, Trent Fisher and Steven Clark and Alabama's Arie Kouandjio. Two players each from Coastal Carolina (Niccolo Mastromatteo and Jeffery Salley) and Wofford (James Zotto and Kevin Thomas) along with The Citadel's Brandon McCladdie also appeared on the team.
To be nominated, student-athletes must be sophomores both athletically and academically and have a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average. Nominees must also be starters or significant contributors to their team.
Byrd and the rest of the district honorees from the other seven regions will vie for a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America team, an award only four other Gamecocks have earned in history.
2013 Capital One Academic All-District 4