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Brandon Byner
Player Profile:
Brandon Byner 1881212
Position: DB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 177
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bessemer, Ala.
High School: Bessemer City
Experience: 3 Letters

2016:  Played in 12 games on special teams and in a reserve role at cornerback . . . Completed the season with 11 tackles (7 solo, 4 asst.), 2.0 tackles for loss of four yards and one pass break-up . . . Recorded a career-high five tackles against UCF in the Cure Bowl, also finishing the game with one of his two tackles for loss on the year . . . lone pass break-up came in A-State's bowl game as well . . . Recorded multiple tackles in one other game, three at Troy . . . Tallied at least one tackle in five outings.

2015:  Played in 10 games on special teams and in a reserve role at cornerback, recording eight tackles (6 solo/2 assist) . . . Posted at least one tackle in five games and tallied a season-high three in the Red Wolves' victory over Missouri State . . . After playing running back as a true freshman in 2014, spent A-State's 2015 spring camp working as a defensive back . . . Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll member.

2014:  Played in 11 games on special teams and in a reserve role at running back . . . Finished the season with 26 rushing attempts for 68 yards and one touchdown . . . Long rush covered 15 yards . . . Rushed a season-high six times for 20 yards against Tennessee, and his 23 yards (on four carries) against Georgia State were a season best . . . Caught four passes for 38 yards, posting one reception in four different games . . . Long reception covered 12 yards . . . Scored his first career touchdown (run) against New Mexico State in the regular-season finale.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Played on both sides of the ball in high school, playing multiple roles on the Bessemer City offense and cornerback on defense . . . Named the 2013 Birmingham News West Player of the Year, while also earning all-metro and all-state honors as a defensive back . . . With just 21 pass attempts thrown his direction, he collected two interceptions and 13 pass break-ups . . . Finished his senior season with 2,832 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns . . . Recorded 1,137 rushing yards and touchdowns . . . Posted 986 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 51 catches . . . Also tallied 799 yards and three touchdowns as return specialist . . . Helped BCHS to the second round of the Class 6A state playoff and to a 10-2 record in 2013.

PERSONAL:  Born May 10, 1996 . . . Son of Barry and Toinetta Byner . . . Sister Brittney Wormley . . . Communication Studies major . . . Participated in A-State Athletics Study Abroad trip to London in the summer of 2017.

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