The star-crossed career of N.C. State corner Jarvis Byrd is in jeopardy after the third ACL tear of the senior's career.
The Wolfpack confirmed Tuesday that Byrd tore his ACL in N.C. State's Oct. 5 loss at Wake Forest and will miss the remainder of the season. Byrd also tore his ACL during the 2009 season after earning a starting role as a freshman, and again before the 2011 campaign.
“Jarvis is a true champion,” Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren said in a statement. “This team and staff love him as a brother and respect him as a leader. It is so unfortunate that a player like Jarvis, who has been through two other ACL surgeries, has to endure another. I know that he will have a tremendous attitude and will use all the support available to him to have a healthy recovery.”
Byrd suffered through another injury-hampered 2012 season, appearing in four games. But a move to safety saw him start the first five games of the 2013 season, in which he made 17 tackles, 1.5 for loss.
Though Byrd's initial eligibility is up after this season, after his injury history, he might be eligible for a medical redshirt if he elects to pursue one. The Wolfpack statement gave no details on Byrd's future plans, only stating Byrd would miss "the remainder of the season."