Jarvis Byrd, a member of the team's Leadership Council, started the first five games this season at safety after playing cornerback in previous campaigns. He has played 302 snaps in 2013, tallying 17 tackles, and served as a team captain for the Richmond game.
The Pahokee, Fla,. native earned a starting job as a true freshman in 2009 before suffering his first torn ACL in a win against North Carolina. He missed all of the 2010 season as he rehabbed from the injury and then suffered a second torn ACL during 2011 summer workouts and missed that entire season as well.
In 2012, Byrd saw action in just four games as he was hampered by other injuries.