May 7, 2007

First offer for Rogers TE

FAYETTEVILLE - Rogers tight end Jake Byrne planned a non-eventful Saturday night by taking his little brother to see Spiderman 3, but a phone call changed all that.

Byrne (6-foot-5, 240 pounds, 4.6 forty) forgot to turn the ringer on his cell phone off during the movie and when it started ringing from a number he didn't recognize he became curious.

"Coach (David) Lee called me Saturday night," Byrne said, "but I didn't recognize his number so I didn't answer. I just turned it on silent and then after the movie I called that number back. It was Coach Lee and he said that he had seen my tape and that he called Coach (Houston) Nutt and he said to offer me."

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