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Height: 6'7"
Weight: 280
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sweetwater, Tenn.
High School: Sweetwater HS


2018 (Junior): Dressed for several games on the year, but did not see game action ... Named to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (Sophomore): Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Davidson (Sept. 9), appearing in one game on the season as a reserve along the offensive line and on special teams.

2016 (Freshman): Did not see game action; originally took a redshirt ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Three-time all-county selection and a two-time all-district honoree ... As a senior was named All-State by both the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TWSA) and The ... Selected as the Region 2-AA co-Offensive Lineman of the Year and was the Advocate Democrat lineman of the year ... Played for the East squad in the Toyota East-West All-Star Classic ... Graded out with 158 career pancake blocks over three seasons including a career-high 72 as a senior with 95 career knockdowns, 64 in his final season ... As a junior was named a MVP at a National Playmakers Academy camp held at Tennessee State Univ. ... Listed as a three-star athlete by and a two-star standout by ... He is considered the No. 124 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 26 overall player in the Tennessee Class of 2016 ... High school coach was Ethan Edmiston.

Personal: Is the son of Eddie and Laura Byrum ... His grandfather, David Michael "Big Dog" Vestal Sr., played football at the University of Tennessee where he was on the Vols 1956 Sugar Bowl team ... His uncle, David Vestal Jr., played football at ETSU.

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