Monday, July 19, 2010

Byrd remains hospitalized

Former N.C. State football great Dennis Byrd remains in a Charlotte hospital this morning while recovering from a heart ailment, school executive senior associate athletic director David Horning said.

Horning said Byrd had a better night Sunday night, but still is in very serious condition.
"Just keep praying," Horning said.

Byrd played for N.C. State from 1964 to 1967 and was the first N.C. State player to receive consensus All-America honors. He was selected in May to the College Football Hall of Fame; on Dec. 7 he will be inducted at the National Football Foundation's annual awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astroia in New York.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Keep up the good fight Dennis. Prayers to all!

gomez said...

yeah, what anon 7/19/10 1:35pm said...

Back the Pack said...

Thoughts and prayers from a fellow Wolfpacker!

Anonymous said...

With great respect, Dennis Byrd was not the first consensus all american from NC State. Actually it was Burt Wilder who was an all american tackle in the late 1950s and played a few years for the New York Jets. I know this because I am old enough and he was on my high school team that won the state championship in 1954.
Lanny Voigt