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Wes Byrum
Wes Byrum

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 216

Position:
K

Major:
Business

SPRING 2010 -- Named the A-Day Special Teams MVP after hitting a 50-yard field goal and connecting on all three PATs ... Was his second consecutive spring game MVP award.

CAREER -- Has connected on three game-winning field goals, at Florida and at Arkansas, both in 2007, and against Northwestern in overtime in 2010 Outback Bowl ... Holds AU single-season record with 54 PATs (2009, going 54-of-54) ... Has hit three field goals in a game six times ... Ranks fifth in AU history in scoring (240 points), third in points kicking (240), fourth in field goals made (43), fourth in field goal percentage (74.1), third in PATs (111) and third in PAT attempts (113).

2009 -- Named Auburn Special Teams MVP ... Named Lou Groza National Semi-Finalist ... Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/5) ... Named Lou Groza Star of the Week (10/5) ... 5th in SEC in scoring (kick) and 6th (overall) in SEC/44th in NCAA (overall), averaging 7.6 ppg ... T-8th in SEC/T-49th in NCAA in FG's made per game, 1.15 ... T-1st in SEC in PAT Pct., 100 pct. ... Phil Steele's Third-Team Midseason All-SEC ... Appeared in all 13 games ... Hit 15-of-16 FG attempts for season, including 5-of-6 beyond 40 yards ... Went 54-of-54 on PATs ... Was 3-for-3 in FG attempts and 4-4 on PAT tries in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... Hit long FG of 49 yards vs. Tech, marking longest FG since hitting 52-yarder on 9/6/08 vs. Southern Miss ... Three FG's also tied career best for the fifth time ... Also kicked off four times for 64.8 average vs. Tech ... Did not attempt a FG vs. Mississippi State ... Hit both FG attempts vs. West Virginia, connecting from 46 and 42 yards out ... Connected on only FG attempt vs. Ball State, from 32 yards out ... Against Tennessee, accounted for 14 of team's 26 points hitting 4-of-5 FG attempts and a pair of PAT's ... The four FG's made and five attempts were both career highs ... Only miss came from 46 yards out and was first of season ... Hit only FG attempt of game, connecting from 37-yards out for AU's first score of the game vs. Arkansas ... Also kicked off one time for a touchback vs. Hogs ... Hit a 24-yard field goal and one PAT vs. LSU ... Against Ole Miss, connected on 36-yard field goal in first quarter and four PAT attempts ... Did not attempt a FG vs. Furman, but did go 9-for-9 in PAT's ... Hit only FG try vs. Georgia, connecting from 37 yards out ... Against Alabama, did not attempt a FG but converted surprise onside kick which led to AU touchdown and 14-0 lead in first quarter ... Converted all three PAT's vs. Crimson Tide ... Against Northwestern in Outback Bowl, connected on a 21-yard FG in overtime that proved to be game winner ... The 21-yarder was only FG attempt of game ... Also hit five PAT's and averaged 66.0 yards on six kickoffs with one touchback vs. Northwestern.

2008 -- Second Team Preseason Media All-SEC ... Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC ... Finished sixth in SEC in FG percentage (57.9), 10th in scoring field goals (5.0) and tied for fifth in field goals made per game (1.0) ... Hit 11-of-19 field goals tries with a long of 52 yards ... Connected on 2-of-3 field goal attempts in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Also had four kickoffs vs. ULM with a 66.8 yard average ... Hit both FG attempts vs. Southern Miss including a career-long of 52 yards ... Also made good from 23 yards out vs. Golden Eagles ... Averaged 63.5 yards on two kickoffs vs. USM ... Went 1-of-3 on FG attempts vs. Mississippi State, converting on 35-yard attempt for Auburn's only points in 3-2 win ... Averaged 61.3 yards on three KO's vs. Mississippi State ... Did not attempt a FG vs. LSU, but was 3-for-3 on PAT tries ... Hit only PAT try vs. UT, but missed 35 yard FG attempt ... Missed first PAT of season at Vanderbilt, had hit on 34 straight until miss ... Connected on 2-of-3 FG attempts vs. Arkansas, hitting from 45 and 36 yards ... Hit 19-yard FG and missed 44-yard FG attempt vs. West Virginia ... Also kicked off three times for a 62.3 yard average vs. WVA ... Averaged 67.0 yards on two kickoff's vs. Ole Miss ... Did not have a FG attempt vs. Rebels ... Hit 3-of-4 FG attempts with a long of 48 yards vs. UT Martin ... Also averaged 60.8 yards on four kickoffs vs. UT Martin ... Missed only attempts, from 42 yards, vs. Georgia.

2007 -- Collegefootballnews.com's Freshman All-America Third Team ... Scout.com Second Team Freshman All-America Team ... Sporting News Honorable Mention Freshman All-America honors ... Led Auburn in scoring with 86 points ... Tied for fifth in the SEC in field goal percentage (73.9 percent) and tied for fifth in field goals made (17) ... Nailed two game-winning field goals both with less than 30 seconds remaining on the clock and both on the road ... Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 1) after booting 43-yard game-winning field goal as time expired in 20-17 upset at No. 4 Florida ... Had initially made kick, however, Florida called timeout prior to the snap, forcing Byrum to make the kick a second time ... Also had a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter to give Auburn a 17-3 lead ... Booted 20-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining at Arkansas to give Tigers' a 9-7 win ... Connected 3-of-5 field goals against the Razorbacks ... In first career game at Auburn, connected on three field goals and scored 11 points ... Hit first three FG attempts from 20, 39 and 31, before missing from 47 in the fourth quarter ... Nailed all three field goals against South Florida, including a career-long 49 yards ... 46-yarder with 2:54 in regulation gave AU a 20-17 lead and 39-yarder in overtime gave the Tigers a short-lived 23-20 lead ... Nailed a pair of field goals (22, 33) vs. Georgia ... Hit one of two FG attempts vs. Alabama ... Missed 43-yarder vs. Tide snapped streak of six straight FGs made ... Had at least one field goal made in last six games ... Made one field goal from 36 yards to give Auburn the first lead of the game against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: George Smith ... Kicked 79-of-91 kickoffs for touchbacks and connected on 74-of-75 extra point attempts his senior year ... Converted 11-of-15 field goals including a long of 48 yards in 2006 ... Ranked second among kickers by Rivals.com and Espn.com ... Named first-team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald ... Named FSWA 5A All-State ... Selected by the Florida Times Union to the Florida Super 75 ... Named a PrepStar All-American recruit ... Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

PERSONAL -- Born March 18, 1989 ... Son of Donna and Richard Mallion ... Major: Business.

Career Kicking Stats
YEAR FG-A Pct. 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ PAT Pts
2007 17-23 73.9 0-0 5-5 9-10 3-8 0-0 35-36 86
2008 11-19 57.9 2-2 2-3 3-6 3-7 1-1 22-23 55
2009 15-16 93.8 1-1 5-5 4-4 5-6 0-0 54-54 99
Totals 43-58 74.1 3-3 12-13 16-20 11-21 1-1 111-113 240