At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart behind Aaron Santiago at slot back ... was impressive during spring camp ... if he can stay healthy, he will be a contributor this fall ... a solid blocker ... one of the quickest players on the team, sporting a 1.44 time over 10 yards, which is the third-best time on the team ... owns a team-best vertical leap of 38 inches.
2009: Saw action in three games, including the Mids' home-opener against Louisiana Tech ... gained two yards against Wake Forest in what has been his only carry this season.
2008: Played in three games ... ran for seven yards on his first and only collegiate carry in the Mids' win over SMU ... made just his second appearance of the year in Navy's Homecoming contest against Pitt ... saw limited action in the Mids' win over Rutgers after being slowed up all of fall camp with a leg injury.
2007: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of The Bolles School, Byrd was a three-sport athlete earning letters in football (4), track (3) and weight lifting (2) ... football team won the Class 3A Florida State Championship his sophomore year (15-0) and the 2A State Championship his senior year (14-0) ... named Second-Team All-State as a senior ... his father, the late Andre Byrd, played basketball at Howard ... full name is Andre Emanuel Byrd II ... born Oct. 27, 1988, in Gainesville, Fla. ... son of the late Andre Byrd and Gwendolyn Byrd ... majoring in systems engineering.