What a pleasure it is to watch Damiere Byrd play football.
Byrd,Timber Creek's slot back, receiver, punt/kick returner demonstrated his multifaceted talents Friday night at Seneca.Byrd scored on a 60-yard run from the line of scrimmage, took a screen pass from quarterback Calvin Lowe 64 yards for another touchdown and returned a punt 86 yards for the Chargers' third and final TD in a 28-23 loss.
“Damiere gives us the option of focusing the offense on running or passing with emphasis on special teams because he’s a weapon no matter where you use him,” Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said. “He’s a very good running back, he’s a very good receiver and if he gets the opportunity to return the ball he’s a very good returner. His abilities make him versatile and invaluable as a football player.”
Byrd doesn't always get the opportunity to return punts and kicks because opposing teams kick away from the 5-9, 165-pound South Carolina-bound football player and track star. At times during the game with Seneca, Byrd was the only player in the backfield to receive punts.