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GET TO KNOW: Damon Byrd, WR, MacMurray College

macmurryNFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure. We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level. So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on small school sleeper wide receiver Damon Byrd from MacMurray College, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.

Graded you started Football: I started playing football as a 7th grader as a quarterback & receiver

High School: Hazelwood Central High

Position/Positions: Wide receiver

College: MacMurray College

Position/Positions: Wide receiver/slot receiver/KR/PR

Jersey Number: 3

Football Mentor/Inspiration: My receivers coach Robinson because he use to push me so hard in practice and saw more in me than I ever did and I thank god for having someone like that in my life

Favorite Slogan: I have two of them “Jet Life” me and another fellow receiver from California say that before every game and practice, and “Quick 6, You Know” started from my freshman year our receiver coach started that and we been breaking it down on that as a receiver core ever since

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: One of my proudest moments came during my sophomore year of homecoming and we down I want to say 14-21 with 1:30 in the 4th quarter, I was starting slot receiver then and we needed to drive down from our 20 yard line to score after a bad snap the first time and a couple of incompletions in a row it was 4th & 10 and we needed to get something going, I got off the press to run a slant qb saw me late and I caught it for a first down and I came back again the next play on a drag route to get another first down and on the opponents 40 yard line to set up a hail mary that we came up with went to 2 and won 1st our homecoming game in I can’t remember how long 22-21!

Funniest Football Memory: One of the funniest moments came when one of my teammates locked eyes on the sideline when he was creamed between two defenders we still laugh about how it all played out till this day

Favorite Food: Baked tilapia & spaghetti and heavy meat

Best On-Field Performance: 11 catches, 150 yards, 2tds

Football Philosophy: Work hard and have fun

Game Superstitions: After I have a great game I wear the same attire the exact same way for the rest of season, whether it is just a sleeve, or what kind of socks I have on

Goals/Aspirations: My goals to continue to be a strong leader on and off the field, leave this school better than I found it when I came in. I want to one day be able to get my mother a house of her own, her car paid off and her debts paid so she no longer has to work 2 jobs and enjoy her life and of course play in the NFL

Career Goals: To be as much of a complete receiver as I can for the next level, become the best receiver to have ever played in the position in where ever organization God has planned for me, and have my college degree 

Favorite Football Team: Carolina Panthers

Player you Model your Game after: I would say it would have to be the first person I ever watch play the position the way he does and that’s Steve Smith when he was with the Carolina Panthers, im tenacious the same way he is I play with a chip on my shoulder I take pride at beating up whoever is across from me not just on routes but on blocking as well rather the ball is run to my side or not I love to set the tone for the offense and receiving core

Who will win the Super Bowl: I am sticking to the Carolina Panthers winning it no matter what #InCamWeTrust

Favorite Down Time: Watching football games with my teammates or my brother

What would you want College Football Fans to Know About You: That I work hard at my craft everyday and I am just a young man trying to make something out myself not just for me but for my family and the kids who were less fortunate the way I was growing up, I love our MacMurray fans, my coaches, and my teammates to death without you guys there is no me #d3 represent.

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