2014 Bowl Central Moneymaker - Russell Athletic Bowl
#40 Roderick Byers
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Rock Hill, S.C.
High School: Northwestern HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters

Junior who has served as a reserve defensive tackle ... has 24 tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback pressure in 173 snaps over 11 games in his career.

2013: Had 19 tackles and one tackle for loss in 119 snaps over six games ... had four tackles in 26 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 22 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had three tackles in 13 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had eight tackles in 26 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012: Had five tackles and one quarterback pressure in 54 snaps over five games ... played six snaps in his first career game against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... played eight snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one tackle in nine snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles in 17 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had one tackle in 14 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10.

2011: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Led Northwestern High School to a perfect season and the state championship as a senior ... had 98 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven pass breakups and two caused fumbles as a senior ... No. 31 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... No. 49 defensive end in the nation and No. 23 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... coached by Jimmy Wallace at Northwestern High ... recruited by Jeff Scott.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Jan. 14, 1993.

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