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Arkeem Byrd
Arkeem  Byrd

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Savannah, GA

High School:
Jenkins

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
DB

02/03/2016

2016 Signing Day: Live Updates

Stay tuned for detailed information on each signee as Wake Forest receives their National Letters of Intent.

02/03/2016

Wake Forest Adds 22 Newcomers in Football

Head coach Dave Clawson announced the addition of 12 offensive players, nine defensive players and one specialist.

09/30/2017

Florida State @ Wake Forest

Florida State @ Wake Forest

09/16/2017

Wake Forest vs. Utah State

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the Utah State Aggies, 46-10, on Sept. 16, 2017 at BB&T Field.

08/31/2017

Wake Forest vs. Presbyterian

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 51-7, on Thursday, Aug. 31 at BB&T Field.

Moved from running back to defensive back in the spring ... Suffered a knee injury during spring practice that will most likely keep him off the field in 2018.

2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Had a 51-yard run in his first collegiate game vs. Presbyterian (8/31) and finished with 75 yards on just seven carries ... Recorded his first 100-yard game with 120 yards on 19 carries against Utah State (9/16) including a 59-yard scoring run ... Had six carries for 37 yards at Georgia Tech (10/21) for a team-high 6.2 yards per carry ... Averaged team-best 6.0 yards per carry with 30 yards on five carries vs. Louisville (10/28) ... Missed the Notre Dame and Syracuse games with an injury ... Returned to action against NC State (11/18) and had six carries for 20 yards ... Eight carries for 24 yards vs. Duke (11/25) . . .Three carries for 17 yards in the Belk Bowl ... Tied for the team lead with two runs of over 50 yards.

2016 (True Freshman)
Redshirted.

High School
Team captain and the No. 4 running back in Georgia ... A consensus three-star athlete by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN ... Among the top 50 running backs nationally ... Named the Savannah Morning News Offensive Player of the Year and the Georgia High School Association Region 1-3A Offensive Player of the Year ... Honorable mention all-state pick ... Selected for the North-South All-Star game ... Named to the Elite Junior Classic Team ... Member of the Preseason All-ESPN Savannah football team in 2015 ... Rushed for 1,220 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015 for the Warriors ... Added 10 catches for 120 yards and one touchdown ... Also saw action on defense where he made 24 tackles ... Rushed for 254 yards in his final prep game including touchdowns runs of 69, 54 and 36 yards ... As a junior, averaged 8.7 yards per carry with 868 yards and 13 touchdowns on 100 carries ... Carried 61 times for 598 yards as a sophomore ... Played for Coach Tim Adams.

Personal
Son of Anthony Byrd and Lydia Williams ... Born April 16, 1998.

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