WSU CAREER: Appeared in 46 games, made four starts…tallied 71 tackles including two for loss…forced on fumble and recovered another…caught seven passes for 58 yards and one touchdown.
RS-SENIOR (2013): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 13 games…played on special teams and backed up at MIK linebacker…recorded 27 tackles including one for loss and broke up two passes…tied for second on team with seven special teams tackles, all coming on punt coverage…made one tackle at Auburn…tallied two tackles in the win at No. 25 USC…made a season high five tackles, broke up two passes and recorded a quarterback hurry in the win over Southern Utah…had four tackles in the win over Idaho…had two tackles against No. 5 Stanford in Seattle, at California and against Oregon State…made three tackles including one for loss at No. 2 Oregon…made four tackles against No. 25 Arizona State…hade one tackle in the win at Arizona…made one tackle against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl.RS-JUNIOR (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games...switched from fullback to linebacker in the spring...recorded 38 tackles, 21 solo...made one tackle-for-loss, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble...made a career-high nine tackles, six solo, and one quarterback hurry at BYU...recorded a tackle-for-loss against Eastern Washington...made five tackles, three solo at UNLV...made three tackles and forced a fumble against Colorado...recorded four tackles, three solo against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle...made two tackles against California and at No. 19 Stanford...tallied five tackles at Utah...made five tackles and recovered a fumble at Arizona State.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making two starts...recorded two catches for 11 yards...first catch of the season was an 11-yard touchdown at Colorado...also earned WSU's Big Hit Award at Colorado...picked up Cougar Special Teams Player of the Week accolades at California...named WSU's Tim Petek Award for strength.
RS-FRESHMAN (2010): Started first game of season at Oklahoma State...assisted on one tackle before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Oklahoma State.
FRESHMAN (2009): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in eight games, including two starts (Arizona and Oregon State)...one of six true freshmen to appear in a game, and one of five to start...switched from linebacker to fullback in the week of practice leading up to the Oregon game and played that week against the Ducks...caught five passes for 47 yards on the season...also recorded three tackles on special teams (two solo).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Earned three varsity letters for head coach Craig McCormick...was team captain as a senior...SOPHOMORE year earned honorable mention all-league on defense...JUNIOR year named all-league on both offense and defense, and was also named Great Northern League's Most Valuable Defensive Player...SENIOR year named all-league on both offense and defense and garnered a second-straight league defensive MVP honor...also lettered twice in track and field and once in basketball.
Jared Byers...parents Ken and Becky...brother Jed...sisters Tamara and Arlana...plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.