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Byron Isom
Byron Isom

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jonesboro, Ga.

High School:
Lovejoy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 302

Position:
OL

Major:
Public Administration

CAREER -- Has started 18 games and appeared in 23.

2009 -- Appeared in 11 games, all starts ... Had 50 knockdown blocks on season ... Part of o-line that gave up just 21 sacks in 364 pass attempts ... Started at guard in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech and did not allow a sack in 27 pass attempts ... Also recorded three knockdown blocks vs. Tech ... Started against Mississippi State, did not allow a sack in 24 pass attempts ... Registered three knockdown blocks vs. Mississippi State ... Took every snap vs. West Virginia and registered five knockdown blocks ... Did not play vs. Ball State or Tennessee ... Tied with third-most knockdown blocks vs. Arkansas with seven ... Led Tigers with 5.5 knockdown blocks vs. Kentucky ... Led o-line and recorded season-high with 12 knockdown blocks on the road at LSU ... Recorded 6.5 knockdown blocks vs. Ole Miss ... In one half of play vs. Furman, tied for team high with eight knockdown blocks ... Part of o-line that helped Tigers to 332 yards total offense and 21 points vs. Alabama ... Helped paved way to 420 yards total offense vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl.

2008 -- Played in nine games with seven starts ... Posted season-high grade of 90 percent vs. Arkansas ... Finished with 32 cockroach blocks, 12.5 pancake blocks and 52 rodeo blocks ... Earned first career start in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe, grading at 87 percent overall on 59 snaps ... Graded 83 percent overall on 76 snaps vs. Southern Miss with10 rodeo blocks ... Played 75 snaps, grading overall at 88 percent vs. Mississippi State ... Had 11 rodeo, 4.5 pancake and three cockroach blocks vs. MSU ... Graded at 84 percent overall on 70 snaps vs. LSU with nine rodeo, five cockroach and two pancake blocks ... Graded at 81 percent overall on 72 snaps vs. Tennessee with nine rodeo and six cockroach blocks ... On 65 snaps vs. Vanderbilt, graded at 82 percent overall with five cockroach blocks ... Against Arkansas, posted a 90 percent overall grade on 62 snaps with seven rodeo, 9 cockroach and two pancake blocks ... Did not play vs. West Virginia and Ole Miss due to injury ... Logged 10 snaps vs. UT Martin, grading at 100 percent overall with one rodeo and one pancake block.

2007 -- Saw action in three games ... First collegiate snap came against New Mexico State ... Also saw limited game action against Vanderbilt and Tennessee Tech.

2006 -- Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School coach: Al Hughes ... Started both ways for Lovejoy his senior season at offensive and defensive tackle, finishing with 30 pancake blocks, 89 tackles and 12 sacks and returning two fumbles for touchdowns ... Finished his career with 219 tackles and 31 sacks ... Ranked No. 56 among defensive linemen by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 48 in the Rivals Postseason Georgia Top 50 ... Ranked as the No. 43 player from the state of Georgia by Georgia Sports Monthly.

PERSONAL -- Born June 10, 1988 ... Son of Lee and Cynthia Isom ... Major: Public Administration.