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19 Emmanuel Byers
Emmanuel  Byers


High Point, N.C.

High School:
Ragsdale H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 192



AT VIRGINIA: 2005- Valuable reserve wide receiver who turned in several big plays during the season ... very sure hands ... appeared in every game and started against Florida State ...third among the team's wide receivers with 21 receptions for 219 yards ... returned eight punts for a 10.1-yard average ...attempted three passes, completed one for a 90-yard touchdown ... caught two passes for 16 yards against Maryland ...pulled in three receptions for 23 yards vs. Boston College ...made his first start against Florida State ...threw two end around passes, but both were incomplete ...had a tremendous 28-yard reception on third-and-16 to keep a drive alive vs. the Seminoles in the first quarter ... the Cavaliers scored on the next play en route to a 26-21 win... returned four punts for 53 yards against Temple ...three receptions for 23 yards in a win over Georgia Tech ... finished with five receptions for 54 yards, both career highs, vs. Virginia Tech ... threw a 90-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter against Miami for UVa's longest pass play in 14 years ... the play is the longest play from scrimmage in Miami history ...had a tremendous performance against Minnesota in the Music City Bowl ...tied his career high with five receptions for a career-best 67 yards ...four of his catches went for first downs ...had a big 18-yard catch on third-and-four to put the ball in range for Connor Hughes' game-winning field goal three plays later. 2004--Appeared in the first three games of the season as a reserve ... three receptions, second among the team's freshmen ... had a 15-yard catch in the opener vs. Temple ... threw a 32-yard pass to Michael McGrew against North Carolina ...caught three passes for 16 yards in a Homecoming win over Akron. 2003--In uniform for all six home games but did not see any playing time ... red-shirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter with 54 career starts for head coach Tommy Norwood at Ragsdale HS... rated the No. 96 player in the Atlantic East region by ... All-Atlantic region by PrepStar ... No. 70 wide receiver in the country by ... 3-stars by ... All-Mid-Atlantic Coast region by Tom Lemming ... ranked the No. 14 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep, No. 15 by and 18th by ... named among the top players in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer ... ranked 24th on the "Elite 101" by ... caught four passes for 62 yards in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl following his senior season ... 35 catches for 495 yards and six touchdowns as a senior and earned all-conference honors ... as a junior, had 52 receptions for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns, 47 tackles and seven interceptions ... also returned three punts and a kickoff for scores ... named All-Conference and All-Area that season.

PERSONAL: Emmanuel Loftin Byers ... born 3-17-84 in High Point, N.C. ... son of Helen and Samuel Byers, Jr. ... has a sister, Yushevia Lowery, and a brother, Samuel III ... grew up in a house built into the fieldhouse at Simeon Stadium in High Point, where his father worked as a groundskeeper ... psychology major.

Byers Receiving

Year G Rec. Yds. Avg. LP TD RPG
2004 3 4 31 7.8 15 0 1.3
2005 12 21 219 10.4 28 0 1.8
Career 15 25 250 10.0 28 0 1.7

Byers Passing

Year G Att. Comp. Pct. Int. Yds. LP TD YPG
2004 3 1 1 100.0 0 32 32 0 10.7
2005 12 3 1 33.3 0 90 90 1 7.5
Career 15 4 2 50.0 0 122 90 1 8.1

Byers Punt Returns

Year G No. Yds Avg. LP TD
2005 12 8 81 10.1 16 0


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