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Earnest Byner

Earnest Alexander Byner

Position: RB
Height: 5-10    Weight: 215 lbs.

Born: September 15, 1962 in Milledgeville, GA
High School: Baldwin
College: East Carolina   (school history)    (Byner college stats)
Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 10th round (280th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 82 (307th overall since 1950)
2-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #458. Jim Katcavage… #459. Hanford Dixon… #460. Warrick Dunn… #461. EARNEST BYNER… #462. Jim McMahon… #463. Billy Shaw… #464. Guy McIntyre… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1984 22 CLE KR 44 16 3 72 426 2 54 5.9 26.6 4.5 11 118 10.7 0 26 0.7 7.4 544 2 3 4
1985 23 CLE RB 44 16 13 244 1002 8 36 4.1 62.6 15.3 45 460 10.2 2 31 2.8 28.8 1462 10 5 12
1986 24 CLE rb 44 7 7 94 277 2 37 2.9 39.6 13.4 37 328 8.9 2 40 5.3 46.9 605 4 1 5
1987 25 CLE RB 44 12 12 105 432 8 21 4.1 36.0 8.8 52 552 10.6 2 37 4.3 46.0 984 10 5 11
1988 26 CLE RB 44 16 16 157 576 3 27 3.7 36.0 9.8 59 576 9.8 2 39 3.7 36.0 1152 5 5 9
1989 27 WAS fb/RB 21 16 13 134 580 7 24 4.3 36.3 8.4 54 458 8.5 2 27 3.4 28.6 1038 9 2 7
1990* 28 WAS RB 21 16 16 297 1219 6 22 4.1 76.2 18.6 31 279 9.0 1 19 1.9 17.4 1498 7 2 12
1991* 29 WAS RB 21 16 16 274 1048 5 32 3.8 65.5 17.1 34 308 9.1 0 31 2.1 19.3 1356 5 3 14
1992 30 WAS RB 21 16 16 262 998 6 23 3.8 62.4 16.4 39 338 8.7 1 29 2.4 21.1 1336 7 1 10
1993 31 WAS rb 21 16 3 23 105 1 16 4.6 6.6 1.4 27 194 7.2 0 20 1.7 12.1 299 1 0 2
1994 32 CLE rb 20 16 1 75 219 2 15 2.9 13.7 4.7 11 102 9.3 0 30 0.7 6.4 321 2 0 3
1995 33 CLE rb 21 16 2 115 432 2 23 3.8 27.0 7.2 61 494 8.1 2 29 3.8 30.9 926 4 1 7
1996 34 BAL RB 21 16 8 159 634 4 42 4.0 39.6 9.9 30 270 9.0 1 40 1.9 16.9 904 5 1 7
1997 35 BAL rb 21 16 5 84 313 0 19 3.7 19.6 5.3 21 128 6.1 0 17 1.3 8.0 441 0 2 3
Career 211 131 2095 8261 56 54 3.9 39.2 9.9 512 4605 9.0 15 40 2.4 21.8 12866 71 31 106
7 yrs CLE 99 54 862 3364 27 54 3.9 34.0 8.7 276 2630 9.5 10 40 2.8 26.6 5994 37 20 51
5 yrs WAS 80 64 990 3950 25 32 4.0 49.4 12.4 185 1577 8.5 4 31 2.3 19.7 5527 29 8 45
2 yrs BAL 32 13 243 947 4 42 3.9 29.6 7.6 51 398 7.8 1 40 1.6 12.4 1345 5 3 10

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1984 22 CLE KR 44 16 3 22 415 0 28 18.9 959
1987 25 CLE RB 44 12 12 1 2 0 2 2.0 986
1995 33 CLE rb 21 16 2 5 98 0 27 19.6 1024
1996 34 BAL RB 21 16 8 4 61 0 19 15.3 965
1997 35 BAL rb 21 16 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 441
Career 211 131 33 576 0 28 17.5 13442
7 yrs CLE 99 54 28 515 0 28 18.4 6509
5 yrs WAS 80 64 5527
2 yrs BAL 32 13 5 61 0 19 12.2 1406

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1989 27 WAS fb/RB 21 16 13 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1990* 28 WAS RB 21 16 16 1 2 50.0 31 1 50.0 0 0.0 31 15.5 25.5 31.0 1.9 135.4 0 0 15.50 25.50 0.0
1991* 29 WAS RB 21 16 16 1 4 25.0 18 1 25.0 0 0.0 18 4.5 9.5 18.0 1.1 85.4 0 0 4.50 9.50 0.0
1992 30 WAS RB 21 16 16 1 3 33.3 41 1 33.3 0 0.0 41 13.7 20.3 41.0 2.6 121.5 0 0 13.67 20.33 0.0
Career 211 131 3 10 30.0 90 3 30.0 0 0.0 41 9.0 15.0 30.0 0.4 104.2 0 0 9.00 15.00 0.0
7 yrs CLE 99 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
5 yrs WAS 80 64 3 10 30.0 90 3 30.0 0 0.0 41 9.0 15.0 30.0 1.1 104.2 0 0 9.00 15.00 0.0
2 yrs BAL 32 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1984 22 CLE KR 44 16 3 0 3 2 55 1
1985 23 CLE RB 44 16 13 0 5 4 0 0
1986 24 CLE rb 44 7 7 0 1 0 0 0
1987 25 CLE RB 44 12 12 0 5 1 0 0
1988 26 CLE RB 44 16 16 0 5 2 0 0
1989 27 WAS fb/RB 21 16 13 0 2 2 0 0
1990* 28 WAS RB 21 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
1991* 29 WAS RB 21 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
1992 30 WAS RB 21 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
1993 31 WAS rb 21 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
1995 33 CLE rb 21 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
1996 34 BAL RB 21 16 8 0 1 0 0 0
1997 35 BAL rb 21 16 5 0 2 3 0 0
Career 211 131 0 31 18 55 1
7 yrs CLE 99 54 0 20 10 55 1
5 yrs WAS 80 64 0 8 5 0 0
2 yrs BAL 32 13 0 3 3 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1984 22 CLE KR 44 16 3 2 1 3 18
1985 23 CLE RB 44 16 13 8 2 10 60
1986 24 CLE rb 44 7 7 2 2 4 24
1987 25 CLE RB 44 12 12 8 2 10 60
1988 26 CLE RB 44 16 16 3 2 5 30
1989 27 WAS fb/RB 21 16 13 7 2 9 54
1990* 28 WAS RB 21 16 16 6 1 7 42
1991* 29 WAS RB 21 16 16 5 5 30
1992 30 WAS RB 21 16 16 6 1 7 42
1993 31 WAS rb 21 16 3 1 1 6
1994 32 CLE rb 20 16 1 2 2 12
1995 33 CLE rb 21 16 2 2 2 4 24
1996 34 BAL RB 21 16 8 4 1 5 30
1997 35 BAL rb 21 16 5 1 2
Career 211 131 56 15 1 72 1 434
7 yrs CLE 99 54 27 10 1 38 228
5 yrs WAS 80 64 25 4 29 174
2 yrs BAL 32 13 4 1 5 1 32

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1985 23 16 RB 206 56 12 20
1986 24 7 RB 85 41
1987 25 12 RB 158 69 4 16
1988 26 16 RB 145 5 22 68
1989 27 16 RB 158 38 13 37
1990 28 16 RB 197 69 4 10
1991 29 16 RB 170 49 6 25
1992 30 16 RB 181 71 12 19
1993 31 16 RB 36 68
1994 32 16 RB 44 62
1995 33 16 RB 117 27
1996 34 16 RB 120 27
1997 35 16 RB 46 61
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