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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Just 15 hours removed from their Camellia Bowl victory, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders learned that their prolific wide reciever Richie James would forego his senior season and enter the 2018 National Football League Draft via James’ twitter. pic.twitter.com/RFqHqJPD39 — Richie James (@Senseispunk) December 17, 2017 After …

Kevin Byard MTSU Pro Day

Photo by John Connor Coulston//Managing Editor On Friday night, Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard became the latest Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL Draft. The former MTSU safety was selected with the first pick in the third round (No. 64 overall) by the Tennessee Titans, one of the five teams that …

Photo by Gregory French//Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard won’t have to move very far to his new National Football League home with the Tennessee Titans . After arriving on the Middle Tennessee State University campus back in 2011 and putting in thousands of hours on the field and in the weight …

Kevin Byard MTSU Pro Day

Photo by John Connor Coulston // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee held its annual Pro Day Thursday morning at Tennessee State University’s Indoor Practice Facility in front of numerous NFL scouts and front office officials. As many as 24 NFL teams were represented to watch 19 MTSU athletes try to improve their draft stock. Kevin Byard, Jordan …

Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer Former Middle Tennessee standout safety Kevin Byard is moving away from his superb outing at the Senior Bowl back in January. Next up on the NFL-hopeful’s list: MTSU’s Pro Day on March 31. MTSU will hold its Pro Day at Tennessee State University’s Indoor Practice Facility starting at …

Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer Former Blue Raider defensive back Kevin Byard is in Mobile, Alabama, this week for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Byard is the first player from Middle Tennessee to partake since former wide receiver Tyrone Calico in 2003. Byard finished off his illustrious career as a Blue Raider with a record-setting final season …