2016 NFL Draft: MTSU’s Kevin Byard Used to Proving Doubters Wrong

February 3, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Later this month, hundreds of NFL draft hopefuls will gather in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Despite an incredibly productive college career and an impressive performance during Senior Bowl week, Middle Tennessee State safety Kevin Byard will not be among them.
It makes sense, though. At this point, Byard and overcoming adversity go together like workout wonders and draft disappointment.
Life has given Byard more than his share of lemons over his 22 years, but forget your everyday lemonade; he's made a one-of-a-kind blend that continues to prove he's willing to face any challenge head-on, and overcome it.
After playing his first season of organized football in eighth grade, Byard's parents split up, with all seven children—four boys and three girls—moving with their mother to the Atlanta area. With their mom working long hours as a waitress to pay the bills, Kevin and his older brother took on new responsibilities at home.
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