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Jairus Byrd
DB #31
Height:
5-10
Weight:
203
Age:
31
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
San Diego, CA
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 517 374 143 4.0 0 41 25 468 -- 57 2 13 6
2017 CAR 3 0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 NO 16 15 82 56 26 0.0 -- 3 2 35 17.5 24 0 0 --
2015 NO 13 12 53 37 16 1.0 -- 3 1 24 24 24 0 1 1
2014 NO 4 4 22 17 5 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 BUF 11 9 48 37 11 1.0 -- 6 4 85 21.3 57 0 1 --
2012 BUF 16 16 76 53 23 0.0 -- 6 5 81 16.2 45 0 4 2
2011 BUF 16 16 98 75 23 1.0 0 8 3 88 29.3 37 1 3 1
2010 BUF 16 14 89 62 27 1.0 0 2 1 37 37 37 1 3 2
2009 BUF 14 11 45 33 12 0.0 -- 11 9 118 13.1 37 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
5 @DET W 27-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PHI L 23-28 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @CHI L 3-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/3/17)...Terminated as a vested veteran by New Orleans (3/9/17)...Placed on injured reserve with New Orleans (10/7/14)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by New Orleans (2/14/14)...Contract expired with Buffalo (3/11/14)...Designated with franchise tag by Buffalo (3/1/13)...Placed on injured reserve with Buffalo (12/23/09)...Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (42nd overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft (4/25/09).

GP/GS
Career (106/97): 2016 (16/15); 2015 (13/12); 2014 (4/4); 2013 (11/9); 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (16/14); 2009 (14/11)

HONORS
2013: Pro Bowl...Associated Press second-team All-Pro
2012: Pro Bowl...Associated Press second-team All-Pro...NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)
2010: Bills Ed Block Courage Award Winner
2009: Pro Bowl...NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (October)

2016
Played in 16 games with 15 starts in 2016 for the Saints...Made two interceptions for 35 yards and had three pass deflections...Finished season with 56 tackles...Collected a season-high eight tackles against Seattle (10/30)...Made two interceptions against Tampa Bay (12/24).

2015
After missing the first three games (knee), returned to appear in 13 contests with starts in the final 12 at FS, finishing with 59 tackles (40 solo), one sack, one interception returned for 24 yards, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Recorded season-high 10 tackles (six solo) vs. Tennessee (11/8)...At Washington (11/15), posted four tackles, including his first sack as a Saint and fourth of his career...At Houston (11/29), recorded eight tackles (five solo), a forced fumble, his first interception as a Saint and 23rd of his career and one pass defensed.
 
2014
Started first four games at FS, before suffering season-ending knee injury in practice that required surgery. Finished with 29 tackles (21 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

2013
Played in 11 games with nine starts after missing the first five games (foot). Finished the season with 48 tackles and four interceptions and named to third Pro Bowl...Made his first start of 2013 at New Orleans, (10/27) and produced three tackles and a pass defensed...Posted his first interception of the season which led to a Bills FG at Pittsburgh (11/10)...Became first Bill ever and only player in week 11 to produce two interceptions and one sack vs. N.Y. Jets (11/17)...Helped pass defense yield a season-low 12 completions and added four tackles, including one stop for a loss, a quarterback hit and two passes defensed...Totaled season-high nine tackles vs. Atlanta (12/1)...Recorded fourth interception of 2013 and added four tackles at Tampa Bay (12/8).

2012
Earned second Pro Bowl appearance...Second team All-Pro by AP...NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)...Started all 16 games for Bills...Led team with five interceptions, recording 76 tackles (53 solo), four forced fumbles and six passes defensed...Recorded first pick of season and tied for a team-high seven tackles vs. Kansas City (9/16)...Forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery with the first strip and recovery being converted into a touchdown on the ensuing possession vs. New England (9/30)... Posted two interceptions and helped seal the win with his overtime return that set the offense up at the Arizona six-yard line at Arizona (10/14)...Posted six tackles and one forced fumble vs. Tennessee (10/21)...Halted a fourth quarter Miami drive with his fourth interception of the season vs. Miami (11/15), also had a first quarter fumble recovery.

2011
Started all 16 games and recorded 98 tackles (75 solo), one sack, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Posted five tackles, including one stop for loss and helped the Buffalo defense hold the Chiefs to only 119 net passing yards at Kansas City, Sept. 11...Led the Buffalo secondary with ten tackles vs. Oakland, Sept. 18...Posted a game-high and career-high 12 tackles and also added two passes defensed vs. New England, Sept. 25...Forced one fumble and recovered the ball from Eagles WR Jason Avant in third quarter, while adding eight tackles including one for loss vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 9...Posted four tackles at N.Y. Giants, Oct. 16...Registered first interception and sack of season vs. Washington, Oct. 30 and added four tackles...Recorded his second interception of season and added six tackles vs. N.Y. Jets, Nov. 6...Tied for game-high eight tackles and forced a fumble at Dallas, Nov. 13...Led defensive backs with nine tackles including one stop for loss vs. Tennessee, Dec. 4...Scored on a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, adding seven tackles and one pass defensed vs. Denver, Dec. 24, as the Bills held Tim Tebow to a 35.4 rating.

2010
Appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts for Bills. Recorded 88 tackles (61 solo), four passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception...Posted seven tackles and also recorded his first career fumble recovery, which resulted in a touchdown, the team’s first turnover of the season at New England, Sept. 26...named Bills Ed Block Courage Award Winner.

2009
Appeared in 14 games with 11 starts as a rookie and finished with 42 tackles (30 solo), nine interceptions to tie for the NFL lead and 11 passes defensed...Became just third Bills rookie to be selected to Pro Bowl...Made his first career NFL start as the team’s fifth defensive back vs. New Orleans, Sept. 27 and totaled five tackles...Made first career start at FS at Miami, Oct. 4 and made three solo tackles and a pass defensed...Posted first career interception and led Bills defensive backs with seven tackles vs. Cleveland, Oct. 11...Posted first multi-interception game (2) at N. Y. Jets (10/18)...Became the second NFL player since 1970 to record an interception in five consecutive games in his first NFL season (Kansas City’s Eric Harris, 1980)...Posted his ninth interception of the season and set the team’s rookie interception record at Kansas City (12/13)...Placed on Injured Reserve (12/23).

COLLEGE
Byrd started each of his final 37 contests during a 39-game career at left cornerback at Oregon, recording 203 tackles (143 solos) with six stops for losses of 17 yards, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Deflected 53 passes, ranking fourth in school history...Gained 113 yards on 17 interception returns (6.6 avg)...His 17 interceptions tied Jake Leicht (1945-47) for second on the school career-record list...political science major.
TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/3/17)...Terminated as a vested veteran by New Orleans (3/9/17)...Placed on injured reserve with New Orleans (10/7/14)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by New Orleans (2/14/14)...Contract expired with Buffalo (3/11/14)...Designated with franchise tag by Buffalo (3/1/13)...Placed on injured reserve with Buffalo (12/23/09)...Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (42nd overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft (4/25/09).

GP/GS
Career (106/97): 2016 (16/15); 2015 (13/12); 2014 (4/4); 2013 (11/9); 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (16/14); 2009 (14/11)

HONORS
2013: Pro Bowl...Associated Press second-team All-Pro
2012: Pro Bowl...Associated Press second-team All-Pro...NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)
2010: Bills Ed Block Courage Award Winner
2009: Pro Bowl...NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (October)

2016
Played in 16 games with 15 starts in 2016 for the Saints...Made two interceptions for 35 yards and had three pass deflections...Finished season with 56 tackles...Collected a season-high eight tackles against Seattle (10/30)...Made two interceptions against Tampa Bay (12/24).

2015
After missing the first three games (knee), returned to appear in 13 contests with starts in the final 12 at FS, finishing with 59 tackles (40 solo), one sack, one interception returned for 24 yards, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Recorded season-high 10 tackles (six solo) vs. Tennessee (11/8)...At Washington (11/15), posted four tackles, including his first sack as a Saint and fourth of his career...At Houston (11/29), recorded eight tackles (five solo), a forced fumble, his first interception as a Saint and 23rd of his career and one pass defensed.
 
2014
Started first four games at FS, before suffering season-ending knee injury in practice that required surgery. Finished with 29 tackles (21 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

2013
Played in 11 games with nine starts after missing the first five games (foot). Finished the season with 48 tackles and four interceptions and named to third Pro Bowl...Made his first start of 2013 at New Orleans, (10/27) and produced three tackles and a pass defensed...Posted his first interception of the season which led to a Bills FG at Pittsburgh (11/10)...Became first Bill ever and only player in week 11 to produce two interceptions and one sack vs. N.Y. Jets (11/17)...Helped pass defense yield a season-low 12 completions and added four tackles, including one stop for a loss, a quarterback hit and two passes defensed...Totaled season-high nine tackles vs. Atlanta (12/1)...Recorded fourth interception of 2013 and added four tackles at Tampa Bay (12/8).

2012
Earned second Pro Bowl appearance...Second team All-Pro by AP...NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)...Started all 16 games for Bills...Led team with five interceptions, recording 76 tackles (53 solo), four forced fumbles and six passes defensed...Recorded first pick of season and tied for a team-high seven tackles vs. Kansas City (9/16)...Forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery with the first strip and recovery being converted into a touchdown on the ensuing possession vs. New England (9/30)... Posted two interceptions and helped seal the win with his overtime return that set the offense up at the Arizona six-yard line at Arizona (10/14)...Posted six tackles and one forced fumble vs. Tennessee (10/21)...Halted a fourth quarter Miami drive with his fourth interception of the season vs. Miami (11/15), also had a first quarter fumble recovery.

2011
Started all 16 games and recorded 98 tackles (75 solo), one sack, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Posted five tackles, including one stop for loss and helped the Buffalo defense hold the Chiefs to only 119 net passing yards at Kansas City, Sept. 11...Led the Buffalo secondary with ten tackles vs. Oakland, Sept. 18...Posted a game-high and career-high 12 tackles and also added two passes defensed vs. New England, Sept. 25...Forced one fumble and recovered the ball from Eagles WR Jason Avant in third quarter, while adding eight tackles including one for loss vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 9...Posted four tackles at N.Y. Giants, Oct. 16...Registered first interception and sack of season vs. Washington, Oct. 30 and added four tackles...Recorded his second interception of season and added six tackles vs. N.Y. Jets, Nov. 6...Tied for game-high eight tackles and forced a fumble at Dallas, Nov. 13...Led defensive backs with nine tackles including one stop for loss vs. Tennessee, Dec. 4...Scored on a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, adding seven tackles and one pass defensed vs. Denver, Dec. 24, as the Bills held Tim Tebow to a 35.4 rating.

2010
Appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts for Bills. Recorded 88 tackles (61 solo), four passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception...Posted seven tackles and also recorded his first career fumble recovery, which resulted in a touchdown, the team’s first turnover of the season at New England, Sept. 26...named Bills Ed Block Courage Award Winner.

2009
Appeared in 14 games with 11 starts as a rookie and finished with 42 tackles (30 solo), nine interceptions to tie for the NFL lead and 11 passes defensed...Became just third Bills rookie to be selected to Pro Bowl...Made his first career NFL start as the team’s fifth defensive back vs. New Orleans, Sept. 27 and totaled five tackles...Made first career start at FS at Miami, Oct. 4 and made three solo tackles and a pass defensed...Posted first career interception and led Bills defensive backs with seven tackles vs. Cleveland, Oct. 11...Posted first multi-interception game (2) at N. Y. Jets (10/18)...Became the second NFL player since 1970 to record an interception in five consecutive games in his first NFL season (Kansas City’s Eric Harris, 1980)...Posted his ninth interception of the season and set the team’s rookie interception record at Kansas City (12/13)...Placed on Injured Reserve (12/23).

COLLEGE
Byrd started each of his final 37 contests during a 39-game career at left cornerback at Oregon, recording 203 tackles (143 solos) with six stops for losses of 17 yards, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Deflected 53 passes, ranking fourth in school history...Gained 113 yards on 17 interception returns (6.6 avg)...His 17 interceptions tied Jake Leicht (1945-47) for second on the school career-record list...political science major.
 

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