So., Linebacker, 6-4, 234
Grove City H.S.
A valuable reserve as a freshman, Byrum will compete for one
less LB position in 4-3 set. Has the combination of size and
strength to compete for substantial playing time at either
inside or outside at linebacker. Appears 100% from late-season
foot injury... One of three true freshmen to earn letter last
Byrum saw limited playing time in nine games at OLB in the
Commodoresí 3-4 defense... Credited with four total tackles,
one each against Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Ole Miss...Nagging
ankle injury against South Carolina slowed progress in second
half of season.
Three-year varsity player in Columbus suburb school... Two-way
starter (RB and LB) as senior... Team captain as senior...
Named first team All-Ohio Capital Conference after senior
season... As senior, recorded 80 tackles and scored seven
TDs on offense... Team finished 5-5 as senior and 12-1 as
junior... Team went to third round of Ohio state playoffs
during junior season... Also played basketball through junior
year... Graduated in Top 5% of class... Member of National
Byrum is undecided on his major, and is enrolled in the School
of Arts and Science.
Son of James and Beverly Byrum... Born Aug. 10, 1982... Switching
uniform, from #95 to #27... Older brother, Jamie, is a two-year
starter and captain for the Commodores... Mom is a veterinarian,
dad is Columbus area businessman... Raised on small farm...
Attends West End Community Church in Nashville... Is avid
reader... Enjoys hunting and fishing.