Dominique Byrd
No. 82, 86
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1984-02-07) February 7, 1984 (age 38)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Golden Valley (MN) Breck
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:83
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at · PFR

Dominique Montiel Byrd (born February 7, 1984) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

He was also a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Following his high school career at Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Byrd played in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

College career

Byrd went to Southern California where he made a 2004 All-Pac-10 honorable mention, and was best known for catching two one-handed touchdown passes, one of which was in the Orange Bowl victory against University of Oklahoma.[1]

Professional career


Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 258 255 lb
(116 kg)
4.79 in
(0.12 m)
4.44 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
16 reps
All values from USC Pro Day.[2]

St. Louis Rams

Byrd was taken in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft at pick #93 overall. He played 5 games in the 2006 season, catching 2 balls for 39 yards and one touchdown.[3]

Arizona Cardinals

After spending the 2008 season out of football, Byrd was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on May 5, 2009. He was waived on November 24, 2009. On January 21, 2010, Byrd was re-signed to a future contract by the Cardinals. But his stay with the Cardinals ended on August 30, 2010, when he was released by the team.

Seattle Seahawks

On January 21, 2011, the Seahawks signed Byrd to a future contract.[4] He was released on September 13.

Washington Redskins

On October 26, 2011 the Redskins signed Byrd to a 1-year deal as a backup to replace Chris Cooley, who was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on November 8. He re-signed for the Redskins, after Fred Davis was suspended on December 6. Byrd was released on December 20, 2011.


  1. ^ Video on YouTube
  2. ^ "Dominique Byrd, DS #5 TE, Southern Cal". Archived from the original on July 4, 2013.
  3. ^ NFL Players
  4. ^ Caple, Christian (January 21, 2011). "Seahawks sign 5 players to future contracts".