Dynamite Dye Leads Byrnes

WR Xavier Dye finally got to see the field for Byrnes this season as he led the Rebels to a 52-6 victory Saturday afternoon over Mauldin. CUTigers.com caught up with the future Clemson receiver as he celebrated after the victory.

WR Xavier Dye Profile

The 6-5, 180 pound wide receiver prospect Xavier Dye had an impressive first game with the defending state champion Byrnes Rebels Saturday. By the end of the day, he had a kickoff return for over 90 yards, two screen passes for over 50 yards and two touchdown catches.

"Man it was awesome. I had a nice return. I got in the end zone a couple of times. It was just a thrill for me to come out and help the team in this long road," Dye told CUTigers.com afterwards. "I was mainly just trying to get the pace of the game and the offense. I expected a little bit of it."

The talented athlete showed his speed during a long kickoff return where the grabbed the ball inside the ten and returned it inside the Mauldin ten yard line.

"I didn't think he was going to kick it that deep," Dye said of the play. "I kept moving back a little bit. I just had to pick it up and find the open hole to get through. Then I just made some cuts off the blocks the guys game me."

The longest catches for the day were both screen passes where Dye showed that he is very dangerous after the catch.

"We saw a lot of blitzes today. They kept bringing seven on six. So we came through with some big screens that we ran today. We still have some work to do," he said.

The Palmetto state standout is eager to do what he can to help his new team.

"I just want to get the pace of the offense and do what I can to help the team out," Dye said. "I have been working hard in practice and all. I have also been working hard in the weight room and the classroom."

Xavier, who will be back at Clemson this weekend to watch the Tigers battle the Terps, also said he and the Rebels are looking forward to a rematch with Gaffney.

Gaffney ended Byrnes' 33-game winning streak 10 days ago.

"Oh yeah. The time is coming," he added.

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