|Other College:||Louisiana State University|
Transfer from Louisiana State who sat out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
2016: Redshirted ... enrolled in January ... played for Upper Valley in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer, where he hit .158 with two runs in seven games.
Before Clemson: Was 7-for-33 (.212) with one double and nine RBIs in 24 games (five starts, two at second base, two at third base and one as the DH) at Louisiana State in 2015 ... coached by Paul Mainieri at Louisiana State ... drafted in the 39th round (No. 1183 overall pick) by the Atlanta Braves ... No. 178 player in the nation by Perfect Game ... four-time all-region selection at King’s Ridge Christian School ... region player-of-the-year as a senior ... hit .480 as a senior ... led his team to a 26-4 record and the state title as a senior ... first-team all-southeast region by Perfect Game as a senior ... hit .570 and was the team MVP as a junior ... invited to the Perfect Game National Showcase and Perfect Game East Coast Professional Showcase in 2013 ... member of the USA Baseball 17U Developmental team ... USA Baseball team selection in 2012 ... lettered four times at King’s Ridge Christian School, where he was coached by Jason Couch.
Personal: Recognized for his mission trips and charity work ... his father, Paul, was a righthander at Louisiana State and played 14 seasons in the major leagues with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox; has been an announcer on MLB telecasts ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Grayson Elijah Byrd on June 16, 1996 in Queens, N.Y.