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Former Gamecock Damiere Byrd placed on IR by Panthers

Former Gamecock Damiere Byrd placed on IR by Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC (WACH) -- Former South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd has been placed on injured reserve after injuring his leg in the Carolina Panthers’ win Sunday against Tampa Bay, announced coach Ron Rivera Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Prior to the injury on Sunday, Byrd set a franchise record returning a kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown, marking his third touchdown in the last three games.

Following Sunday's game, his teammates and coaches praised Byrd (see video above).

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