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 Byron Landor 14
Byron Landor
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Charles, La.

High School:
Washington-Marion HS

Last College:
Blinn [Texas] College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
S

Experience:
1L

• 2010 first-team All-Big 12 honoree

Hard-hitting safety earned All-Big 12 honors as senior... Nicknamed "Crash"... First player in BU history to earn multiple Big 12 Defensive Player of Week honors in single season... Two-year letterman, former junior college transfer.

2010 (Senior): Starting safety in all 13 games during All-Big 12 senior season... Earned All-Big 12 honors (first team by AP, ESPN.com, Kansas City Star, Waco Tribune-Herald; second team by Phil Steele, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rivals.com, Columbia Tribune; honorable mention by league's coaches)... Named to ESPN.com All-Big 12 Bowl team... Named first-team "All-Texas" by Dave Campbell's Texas Football publication... One of eight Bears to start all 13 games... Totaled team-high 127 tackles (78 solo), 4.5 for loss, team-high three fumble recoveries, five pass breakups, one interception, one sack, one hurry and one forced fumble...9.77 tackles-per-game ranked fourth in Big 12 and 24th nationally -- No. 2 nationally among non-linebackers... 127 total tackles ranked 10th on school's single-season list... First Baylor player ever honored Big 12 Defensive Player of Week twice in one season... Eight games with double-digit tackles... Tallied 10 tackles in four straight games: at No. 4 TCU in third game, at Rice (two PBUs), vs. Kansas (one fumble recovery), vs. Texas Tech (nine solo stops)... Named Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of Week and Big 12 Defensive Player of Week after win at Colorado in seventh game... Had seven tackles, one interception (returned 32 yards) and forced fumble vs. CU... Had career-high 16 tackles (14 solo) in win over Kansas State in eighth game... Received second Big 12 Defensive Player of Week and earned helmet sticker from Lou Holtz on ESPN's College Football Final for efforts in win at Texas in ninth game... Had 15 tackles, two PBUs and hurry vs. UT... Made game-high 12 tackles including one sack for -15 yards in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.

2009 (Junior): Played in 11 of 12 games and earned three starts at safety as junior in first season at Baylor in 2009... Finished season with 46 tackles (23 solo), including 2.5 for loss and one sack... Finished sixth on squad in total tackles... Also had two hurries, one PBU and one forced fumble... Missed season-opening win at Wake Forest, played in final 11 games to earn first Division I letter... Made first career start in first DI game vs. UConn in second week, finished with five tackles and a shared tackle-for-loss... Had season-high seven tackles, career-first sack and a QB hurry vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State... Registered six tackles in each of three following games (vs. Nebraska, at Missouri and vs. No. 2 Texas)... Started two of final four games, in win at Missouri and at Texas A&M... Had season-high four solo tackles at A&M... Played only special teams in season finale vs. Texas Tech.

Junior College: Two-year letterman at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas... Ranked 99th on SuperPrep's Juco 100 listing... Listed on Rivals.com's Junior College Top 100 ranking, at No. 100... Named first-team All-SWJCFC offensive lineman as sophomore in 2008... Helped Blinn to Southwest Junior College Football Conference championship and 9-3 record in 2008... Blinn finished No. 11 in NJCAA poll... Totaled 102 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery as sophomore... Signed National Letter of Intent with McNeese State out of high school, but transferred from school and never played.

High School: Prepped at Washington-Marion High School in Lake Charles, La., under head coach John Jenkins... Earned all-district honors as wide receiver and defensive back at WMHS... Credited with 24 solo tackles and three interceptions as senior in 2006... Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Son of Joyce Landor... Full name is Byron James Landor... Born Aug. 27, 1988, in Lake Charles, La... Majoring in general studies.

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