Wide receiver, American football player
Who is Isaac Byrd?
Isaac Byrd II is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at the University of Kansas.
Heralded as "the best athlete to come out of Missouri in 25 years" Isaac grew up in St. Louis. In high school, he excelled at football, basketball and baseball. He won All-Conference, All-Metro and All-State honors in football and baseball. In basketball he won All-Conference honors. He was also named the Missouri Player of the Year for football. After his senior year, the St. Louis Post Dispatch named Isaac the best athlete to come out of the state of Missouri.
He was heavily sought after by professional baseball teams and was the 24th round draft pick of the San Diego Padres. However, Isaac decided to attend the University of Kansas on a full-ride scholarship to further his career in both football and baseball and to continue his education.
In college, Isaac dominated in both sports. In baseball, he played centerfield and was named Team MVP, 1st Team All-Big 8, 1st Team All-Big 8 Tournament and 2nd Team All-American. After his junior year, he was drafted by his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals. After a stint in the minor leagues and batting over .300, Isaac returned to college to continue his education and his football career. Playing wide receiver, Isaac was named Team MVP and 2nd Team All-Big 8. He was then drafted in the 6th round of the 1997 NFL Draft.
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