In what was a record breaking signing day for Pacific Northwest recruits the Three Rivers Conference Player of The Year, Sean Byrne (6-3 235 Sr. LB) of West Linn, announced he would be signing with the Air Force Academy. The Oregon 6A leader in tackles was all over the field in 2011 earning Defensive Player of The Year Honors in the Three Rivers Conference this past season.
Byrne’s a kid that lives and breathes football and should be considered a steal as his upside is ridiculous. His football family and NFL genes speak volumes about what he may end up doing moving forward as his father and uncles played ball at (Oregon, Notre Dame, and the Naval Academy). Its a proud group of hard hitting football players that do things the right way.
We have been fortunate to get to know Sean over the last couple of season’s, and think he has a legit shot at being one of the best players in the Mountain West Conference at an early age. When speaking with Byrne about his decision he says, ” Im so happy, Ive always been a defensive guy and now I get a chance to defend our country, and play ball at an incredible institution such as the Air Force Academy”. He continued, “I’m ready to tear up the Mountain West and prove that I am one of the most physical players in the nation..I want to put the pads on right now”.
Byrne is a class kid that we have been backers of since day one. He will make our country proud regardless of what he does on the football field, and is a notorious hitter that has lit up more offensive opponents then most teams combined. We will continue to follow Sean and all his accomplishments and in closing he paid us a nice gesture saying, ” I also wanted to thank you guys at NEI for being there for me 100% of the time, and giving me multiple opportunities while always believing in me”.
Its kids like Byrne that make football worthwhile. He is one of the classiest athletes you are ever going to meet, and we look forward to following his college career while seeing him light up a few running backs in the process.