Monday, October 13, 2014

1969 Profile: Butch Byrd

Cornerback
No. 42
Boston University
"As a rookie back in 1964, Butch Byrd intercepted his first pass and took it back 72 yards for a touchdown. It gave him an understandably great feeling, and since then, neither the feeling nor the touch have left him. For in his five years with the Bills, he has become the club's all-time leader in interceptions with a career total of 29.
Butch is more than just a pass defender; he's an all-around player who's highly regarded for the way he comes to meet the run, and for the sting he put into his tackles. Though he's not as fast as some of the other top cornerbacks around, Butch reads defenses so well that some people think he's been guessing.
Twice named All-Pro, he played his college football at Boston University."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1969

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