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Jeff Byers
C #62
Height:
6-4
Weight:
310
College:
USC
Hometown:
Loveland, Colo.
Experience:
2
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 22 7
2013 CAR 8 0
2012 CAR 14 7
2011 CAR 0 0
2010 DEN 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured left foot by Carolina (11/5/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/17/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/5/11)...Waived by Denver (9/3/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Denver (12/24/10)...Signed to practice squad by Denver (9/6/10)...Waived by Seattle (9/4/10)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle (4/30/10).

GP/GS
Career (22/7); 2013 (8/0); 2012 (14/7); 2011 (0/0); 2010 (0/0).

2013
Played in eight games as a reserve center and guard and on special teams for Carolina...Suffered a Lisfranc injury to left foot versus Atlanta (11/3) and was placed on injured reserve (11/5).

2012
Played in 14 games with seven starts for Carolina...Made four starts at right guard and three at center...Started at right guard in Weeks 8-11 when Geoff Hangartner moved to center following a season-ending injury to Ryan Kalil...Started the last three games at center in place of an injured Hangartner...Inactive with a knee injury at Tampa Bay (9/9) and back injury versus Atlanta (12/9)...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...At Chicago (10/28): Made first NFL start, lining up at right guard...At San Diego (12/16): Opened holes and provided protection for the Panthers to set a team record with 29 first downs - 13 rushing, 12 passing and four via penalty...At New Orleans (12/30): One of four offensive linemen, along with left guard Thomas Austin, right guard Garry Williams and right tackle Byron Bell, that entered the league as undrafted rookie free agents to start against the Saints...Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Spent the first 13 games on Carolina's practice squad after being waived by Denver in the final roster cutdown (9/3)...Signed to Panthers' active roster (12/17) when guard Bryant Browning was placed on injured reserve...Dressed but did not play at Houston (12/18) and was inactive for the last two games.

2010
Spent the first 14 games on Denver's practice squad before being signed to the Broncos' active roster (12/24)...Inactive for the last two games...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle (4/30)...Waived by the Seahawks in the final roster cutdown (9/4).

COLLEGE
Played in 53 games with 43 starts at Southern California...Made 36 starts at left guard and seven at center...Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing the 2005 and 2006 seasons with injuries...2009 (Sr.): Associated Press third-team All-American...First-team All-Pac 10 Conference selection...Started 13 games with seven starts at left guard and six at center...2008 (Jr.): Second-team All-Pac 10 Conference choice...Started 13 games at left guard...Also saw action at center...Member of offense that ranked 11th in the nation with an average of 454.7 yards per game...Helped the Trojans and quarterback Mark Sanchez lead the conference in passing, averaging 259.9 yards per game...2007 (So.): Started 13 games with 12 starts at left guard and one at center...2006: Suffered a back injury before the second game and was redshirted...2005: Redshirted with an injured hip...2004 (Fr.): Second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News...Played in 13 games with four starts at left guard...Backed up current Panther Ryan Kalil at center.

PERSONAL
Attended Loveland (Colo.) HS...Graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Southern California.

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured left foot by Carolina (11/5/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/17/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/5/11)...Waived by Denver (9/3/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Denver (12/24/10)...Signed to practice squad by Denver (9/6/10)...Waived by Seattle (9/4/10)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle (4/30/10).

GP/GS
Career (22/7); 2013 (8/0); 2012 (14/7); 2011 (0/0); 2010 (0/0).

2013
Played in eight games as a reserve center and guard and on special teams for Carolina...Suffered a Lisfranc injury to left foot versus Atlanta (11/3) and was placed on injured reserve (11/5).

2012
Played in 14 games with seven starts for Carolina...Made four starts at right guard and three at center...Started at right guard in Weeks 8-11 when Geoff Hangartner moved to center following a season-ending injury to Ryan Kalil...Started the last three games at center in place of an injured Hangartner...Inactive with a knee injury at Tampa Bay (9/9) and back injury versus Atlanta (12/9)...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...At Chicago (10/28): Made first NFL start, lining up at right guard...At San Diego (12/16): Opened holes and provided protection for the Panthers to set a team record with 29 first downs - 13 rushing, 12 passing and four via penalty...At New Orleans (12/30): One of four offensive linemen, along with left guard Thomas Austin, right guard Garry Williams and right tackle Byron Bell, that entered the league as undrafted rookie free agents to start against the Saints...Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Spent the first 13 games on Carolina's practice squad after being waived by Denver in the final roster cutdown (9/3)...Signed to Panthers' active roster (12/17) when guard Bryant Browning was placed on injured reserve...Dressed but did not play at Houston (12/18) and was inactive for the last two games.

2010
Spent the first 14 games on Denver's practice squad before being signed to the Broncos' active roster (12/24)...Inactive for the last two games...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle (4/30)...Waived by the Seahawks in the final roster cutdown (9/4).

COLLEGE
Played in 53 games with 43 starts at Southern California...Made 36 starts at left guard and seven at center...Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing the 2005 and 2006 seasons with injuries...2009 (Sr.): Associated Press third-team All-American...First-team All-Pac 10 Conference selection...Started 13 games with seven starts at left guard and six at center...2008 (Jr.): Second-team All-Pac 10 Conference choice...Started 13 games at left guard...Also saw action at center...Member of offense that ranked 11th in the nation with an average of 454.7 yards per game...Helped the Trojans and quarterback Mark Sanchez lead the conference in passing, averaging 259.9 yards per game...2007 (So.): Started 13 games with 12 starts at left guard and one at center...2006: Suffered a back injury before the second game and was redshirted...2005: Redshirted with an injured hip...2004 (Fr.): Second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News...Played in 13 games with four starts at left guard...Backed up current Panther Ryan Kalil at center.

PERSONAL
Attended Loveland (Colo.) HS...Graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Southern California.

 

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