Career Summary: Lettered four seasons for the Tigers and ultimately was presented the 2006 Top Tiger Award which is given to the player who has endured tough circumstances and has continued to be a positive force for the Tigers...Worked as a backup quarterback and kicker during his freshman season...Took over kickoff duties in the seventh game of the season...Booted 46 kicks and averaged 61.8 yards...Worked as the Tigers' kickoff specialist in 2004 and averaged a depth to the 3-yard line on his 87 kicks...Totaled 39 touchbacks that season...Shifted roles in 2005 and entered that season as the leading candidate for the quarterback position...Broke his leg on the third play of Memphis' opening offensive series against Ole Miss...Missed the remainder of his junior season and was not able to earn a medical hardship because he redshirted in 2002...Was limited in the spring of 2006 while continuing rehabilitation on his leg.
Honors: Recipient of the 2006 Top Tiger Award, along with Derek Clenin, at the team banquet...Named co-MVP of the 2005 Blue Gray Game after completing 12-of-17 passes for 192 yards and two TDs...Selected as the MVP of the 2003 Blue-Gray Game after totaling 129 yards and three touchdowns on 11 completions...Honored as the 2002 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
Notable: Graduated in May 2006 with a bachelor's degree in marketing management...Worked an internship with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital...Was a member of the Tiger basketball team in 2002 after a rash of injuries on the team...Spent three weeks with the team and played in two games.
2006: Played in seven games as a senior, missing five contests with a quad/hip injury...Was looking to rally back from a broken leg he suffered in the 2005 season opener...Listed No. 2 on the Tiger depth chart at quarterback early in the year before having to focus more attention on kicking duties...Handled kickoffs in five games, totaling 23 kickoffs for the Tigers...Averaged 61.7 yards per kickoff while totaling four touchbacks...Started at quarterback against Houston for Senior Day and made one completion for 14 yards...Also came in at QB for a series against Southern Miss.
2005: Entered fall camp as the leading candidate for the quarterback position...Was primed to lead the squad under center, but season was cut short by injury...Broke his leg on the third play of Memphis' opening offensive series against Ole Miss on Labor Day...Had surgery the following day to repair a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg...Completed his one and only pass of the game to Joe Doss for a four-yard gain...Was held out of contact situations during the spring to continue rehabilitation.
2004: Opened the season with an outstanding effort against Ole Miss...Had five kickoffs into the Rebel end zone and three were for touchbacks...Continued his strong performance as the Tiger kicker with five touchbacks in the Memphis win over Chattanooga, averaging 64.6 yards per kickoff...Had another outstanding performance in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State, registering several touchbacks against the Indians...Kicked well in the contest with UAB with six kickoffs for 407 yards and an average of 67.8 yards...Had three touchbacks in eight kickoffs against Houston...Averaged 56.4 yards per kickoff in the win over the Cougars...Recorded two touchbacks in eight kickoffs in victory over Tulane...Averaged 58.6 yards per kickoff against the Green Wave...Totaled three kickoffs against Cincinnati, two of which were touchbacks...Had 10 kickoffs against Louisville for 612 yards...Averaged 61.2 yards per kick and had two touchbacks versus the Cardinals...Had six kickoffs against Southern Miss and averaged 56.2 yards per kick...Registered one touchback against USM...Had nine kickoffs against East Carolina, four of which were touchbacks...Had seven kickoffs against USF, and five were out of the end zone for touchbacks...Booted five kickoffs in the GMAC bowl, with just one being returned...Handled all but one kickoff in 2004, the only one being an onsides kick by Stephen Gostkowski in the fourth quarter of the GMAC Bowl...Finished the season averaging 62.1 yards per kickoff...Of his 87 total kicks, 39 were touchbacks...Average kickoff depth was the 3-yard line as a sophomore...Was named the co-MVP of the 2005 Blue-Gray Game after completing 12-of-17 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns.
2003: Worked as a backup quarterback and also worked as a backup at kicker...Had one kickoff in the Tennessee Tech game...Was inserted into the Mississippi State game and had three kickoffs in the second half...Basically took over the kickoff duties in the Houston game...Had seven kickoffs against the Cougars...Average depth of his seven kicks was the 4-yard line...Had three kickoffs sail out of the end zone for touchbacks against Houston...Took over as the number one kickoff man for the Tulane game...Had seven kickoffs and three were touchbacks...Had eight kickoffs against East Carolina and four were out of the end zone for touchbacks...Had three of his four kickoffs against USF sail out of the end zone for touchbacks...Handled all of the team's kickoffs in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl...Had five of six kickoffs into the end zone and two were downed for touchbacks...Finished the 2003 season with 46 kickoffs...Had 18 kicks that were touchbacks and his average depth per kick was the 3.25-yard line...A redshirt freshman quarterback who had a very impressive spring of 2003...Worked as a quarterback with Danny Wimprine and Bobby Robison in the spring and was voted by the media as the Paul Gingold Blue-Gray Game MVP for 2003...Completed 20-of-51 pass attempts in the spring scrimmages for 366 yards and five touchdowns...Completed 11 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue-Gray Game...Had touchdown passes to Darron White, Tavares Gideon and Maurice Avery...Also worked as a backup punter with Brandon Roberson and Ryan Ivey.
2002: Was redshirted during the 2002 season and spent his time directing the scout team offense against the number one defense...Worked as a quarterback throughout the fall season and also practiced as a kicker and punter with the Tiger special teams...Received the U of M award as the Tigers' Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the 2002 football banquet...Due to injuries on the Tiger basketball team in November of 2002, was allowed to practice and play for Coach John Calipari...Spent three weeks with the basketball team and played in two games for Memphis.
Prep: Played quarterback at T.R. Miller High School for Coach Jamie Riggs...Also served as the team's kicker and punter...Holds the Alabama state records for the most career points scored kicking (256) and most PATs in a career (202)...Was named to the Birmingham News All-State team in 2001 as a punter...Was also named to the Mobile Press Register All-State team as a punter...Completed 78-of-172 pass attempts for 1,348 yards and nine touchdowns in 2001 in leading his team to a 12-2 record...Connected on 2-of-5 field goal attempts in 2001 and had a long field goal of 55 yards...Made 56-of-60 PATs in 2001...Selected to play in the 2002 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game...Led his team to the AAAA State championship in 2000...Was named to the Birmingham News and Mobile Press Register All-State teams as a kicker in 2000...Career passing statistics read 191 completions in 373 pass attempts for 3,160 yards...Career kicking totals were 18-of-32 field goals made with a long of 55 yards and 202-of-214 PATs made...Also lettered in basketball for two years and in baseball for three years...Named the Rotary Club Student of the Year as a junior.
Personal: Patrick Harrington Byrne is the son of Brad and Ann Byrne...Born Nov. 27, 1983, in Atmore, Ala....Graduated in May, 2006 with a degree in marketing management.
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