RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State safety Jarvis Byrd is working his way back from the third serious knee injury of his college career.
Byrd tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at Wake Forest last year. It was the same injury that sidelined him for the 2011 season. He also tore his right ACL as a true freshman in 2009 and redshirted the 2010 season.
The NCAA granted Byrd a sixth year to complete his playing eligibility. Byrd says he briefly thought he was done with football after his most recent injury before deciding to return.
It's unclear how much Byrd will play in next weekend's opener against Georgia Southern. Safeties coach Clayton White says Byrd has practiced enough and knows the playbook, so the goal is "just getting him to game day."