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A rare Byrd

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2009 – 8:48 am

To put in perspective just what Bills rookie FS Jairus Byrd has done in the month of October consider these figures courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.

The last time a rookie had 5 or more interceptions in a calendar month was December of 1990 when Chicago safety Mark Carrier did it for the Bears.

The last time a rookie had 2 or more interceptions in consecutive games was 1981 when Dallas defensive back Everson Walls did it with the Cowboys.

So five picks by a rookie in a calendar month hasn’t happened in almost 20 years and back-to-back games of 2 or more INTs by a rookie hasn’t happened in close to 30. A rare Byrd indeed.


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