2007: Associated Press All-America selection ... repeated as a member of the all-BIG EAST first team in his third year as a starter ... honored as the defense's John Pease Award winner as the unit's most-outstanding lineman ... paced the squad with 17 tackles for loss and fi nished second with eight sacks ... Cincinnati's active leader with 32 career tackles for loss ... registered 11 tackles for loss over the final eight games of the season ... recorded three tackles, including a pair of sacks at Miami (OH) ... credited with 2.5 tackles for loss and five stops vs. Marshall ... notched five tackles at Rutgers ... tallied eight tackles vs. Louisville ... registered a career-day with nine stops vs. West Virginia ... ended the regular season with a team-high 3.5 tackles for loss at Syracuse ... totaled three tackles for loss, including two sacks in the Papajohns.com Bowl.
2006: First-team all-BIG EAST Conference choice ... started every game, extending a string of 24 consecutive starts that he began as a true freshman ... recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, ranking third and fourth, respectively ... earned team's Defensive Player of the Game award after notching two tackles and forcing a fumble at Louisville ... repeated as UC's Defensive Player of the Week by making a career-high five tackles at West Virginia ... had a pair of tackles for loss at Virginia Tech ... four tackles and 1.5 TFLs vs. Pittsburgh ... rated as the No. 54 defensive tackle nationally by Phil Steele's College Football.
2005: Made a significant contribution to the Bearcats defense as a first-year freshman ... shared the team Defensive Newcomer of the Year award ... became a starter at defensive tackle almost upon his arrival in preseason practice ... started all 11 contests and saw the most playing time of any of the defensive linemen ... fifth in tackles for loss (6.5) ... recorded a career-high five tackles vs. Rutgers ... notched four tackles, all solos, at Syracuse ... recovered a fumble at Pittsburgh.
Colerain High School: Selected National Defensive Player of the Year by Prep.com and Ohio Division I Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Colerain High for then-head coach Kerry Coombs ... earned first-team all-Greater Miami Conference, all-city, and all-district honors after leading Colerain (15-0) to the state championship and a No. 5 national ranking ... recorded 178 tackles and 21 sacks ... three-year regular who helped school to three consecutive league titles, two district final appearances, and a 39-3 record.
Terrill R. Byrd: Born Oct. 8, 1986 ... son of Troy and Mary Byrd ... brother Tirrdell was a fellow starter on the defensive front at Colerain High and continued his career as a linebacker at Tennessee-Martin.
Academic Major: Criminal Justice.
Single-Game Bests: Tackles: 5 (twice) last at West Virginia (11/11/06)
Solo Tackles: 4 at Syracuse (10/29/05)
Assisted Tackles: 4 vs. West Virginia (11/11/06)
Tackles for Loss: 2 vs. Virginia Tech (9/23/06)
Sacks: 1 (three times) last vs. Rutgers (11/18/06)