The Dallas Cowboys signed wide receiver LaRon Byrd on Thursday. Byrd originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.
In two seasons (2012-13) with the Cardinals, Byrd played in four games – all as a rookie in 2012 – to record one reception for eight yards and two special teams tackles. He missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a concussion during the preseason and the team placed him on the reserve/injured list. Byrd was released by Arizona on April 4, 2014.
Byrd played collegiately at Miami where he finished his Hurricane career with 106 receptions for 1,254 yards (11.8 avg.) and seven touchdowns while appearing in 51 games with 16 starts.
Byrd prepped at Hahnville, Louisiana, High School where as a senior he caught 50 passes for 630 yards and 13 touchdowns at receiver and also played safety and recorded three interceptions.