Sports: Basketball and FootballClass: JuniorClaim to fame: A wide receiver during the fall, the 6-foot-2 Byrd caught 15 passes and a touchdown for the Hornets and will try to help lead the basketball team after earning all-district honors last year. Which is your favorite sport: football or basketball?Basketball I like the competition on the court and playing against people that are my size and bigger.
How did you get into basketball?When I was little, I would go outside and just shoot the basketball in the yard. My dad thought I was pretty good so he signed me up to play in city league. I liked it I scored 142 points for the whole season on the three-man team and then they moved me up to the five-man team after the third game and I started playing with the older guys.
What did you think of having to move up?When I played on the three-man team, I was the point guard. Then when I moved up to the five-man team, I played the post. But I liked controlling the ball and tempo of the game, and they put me at post, so I didnt take it too well.My dad just told me to keep my head up and keep playing.
Does football help with basketball any?Yes like getting elbowed in the mouth really doesnt hurt anymore after getting hit big time in a football game. Im used to the physical part of it.What about off the court?Hanging out with friends. Playing video games Madden 2012.
Whos your team?The Eagles Mike Vick. Hes my favorite quarterback. Im not an Eagles fan Im a 49ers fan and theyre doing pretty good now. I really didnt like football growing up, but my uncle is a big 49ers fan so I followed them.
Whats the next movie you want to watch? I want to see Paranormal Activity 3. I saw the first two and Ive heard this one is little bit scary. The first two were pretty good Im not a big scary movie fan, but I want to go see this one.
Do you have a talent many people many not know about?I play the drums at my church. I just started like two years ago. I play for the choir now and Ive gotten better.My cousin was playing but then he went off to college, so they needed a drummer and he taught me. I was watching him and started watching the way he moved his hands with the drums.