2006 (Junior) - Played in 10 games ... missed two games due to injury (Army, Notre Dame) ... recorded five total tackles on the season, including two unassisted ... one pass breakup ... season-best two tackles against BYU ... also had tackles vs. Tennessee, Wyoming and Navy ... enters the season with four career pass breakups, which is tied for second among active players.
2005 (Sophomore) - Played in 11 games, starting nine ... recorded 52 total tackles, including 31 unassisted ... recorded four total tackles, including three unassisted, in his first-career start vs. Washington ... five tackles and a pass breakup vs. SDSU ... tied for team lead with a career-high eight tackles at Colorado State ... recorded his first interception of the season at Navy, returning it 34 yards ... matched his career-high eight tackles at BYU.
2004 (Freshman) - Played in every game as a defensive back and on special teams ... made his first-career start and had his first-career interception against San Diego State ... also recorded two total tackles, including one unassisted, and returned his INT 17 yards ... finished the season with 13 total tackles, including six unassisted ... had a half tackle for loss for one yard ... also had a fumble recovery ... recorded a career-high four tackles (two unassisted) against Wyoming.
High School - Lettered three years in football ... named to Super Metro II team as a senior ... all-county, all-region and all-area as a senior ... set three school records ... led team in tackles, interceptions and pass receptions ... all-region and all-area as a junior ... high school football coach was Ron Beacham.
Personal - Born May 14, 1985 ... member of Cadet Squadron 9, the Viking Nine ... parents are Gorham and Belinda Bird ... has two brothers, Taylor (24) and Gorham (20) ... majoring in social sciences ... future aspirations are to attend gradudate school, own his own sports bar and coach football ... took a summer academics course in philosophy and was a USAFA Prep School cadre this past summer ... is an operations officer in his squadron ... favorite food is Japanese ... favorite TV shows are Scrubs and Entourage and ESPN's "SportsCenter" ... playing on his i-pod at the time of filling out his questionnaire: Corey Smith ... enjoys wakeboarding, fishing and going to the beach in his spare time ... person in history he'd most like to meet is Walter Payton ... best moment in sports was his first career start against San Diego State ... favorite athlete is Champ Bailey ... favorite NFL team is the Atlanta Falcons ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... advice to young people is to never let ANYONE tell you what you can't do.
Bird's Career Statistics