Friday, August 29, 2014

1966 Profile: Butch Byrd

Cornerback
No. 42
Boston University
"When George 'Butch' Byrd joined the Bills out of Boston University, coach Lou Saban immediately planted him at right cornerback on defense. Byrd simply had to make it.
'There was no one else,' Saban now concedes. Butch soon demonstrated his ability in guarding pass receivers. He is large for a defensive back - 211 pounds - but sacrifices no speed and tackles shockingly hard.
His long punt return against San Diego broke open last year's championship game for the Bills."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1966

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