20200101-spts-wyobowl-ns-4.JPG

Wyoming defensive end Solomon Byrd (51) gets an arm around Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington (13) as he attempts a run Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at the University of Arizona. The Wyoming Cowboys lead the Georgia State Panthers 24-10 at halftime in the Arizona Bowl. Nadav Soroker/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

LARAMIE — University of Wymoing redshirt freshman defensive end Solomon Byrd has been named a freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, the FWAA announced Monday morning. Byrd was one of 32 players selected to the team, which is voted on by select members of the media.

Byrd, a Palmdale, Calif. native, led the Cowboys with 6.5 sacks in 2019 and was second on the team with 9.5 tackles for loss, helping anchor a defense that surrendered just 17.8 points per game (11th nationally). Byrd had 45 total tackles and recovered 2 fumbles.

Michael Katz is a writer for WyoSports. He can be reached by email at mkatz@wyosports.net. Follow him on Twitter at @MichaelLKatz.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.