LSU's Byrd hospitalized after traffic accident

MIAMI (AP) - Former LSU receiver Demetrius Byrd is in intensive

care after a traffic accident in Miami.

LSU officials said the NFL prospect was in an accident Sunday,

but they did not immediately release any other details.

Last season, Byrd had 37 catches for 513 yards and four TDs. He

also played a key role in the Tigers' BCS National Championship

during the previous season.

Byrd played at Miami Central High School, before going to a

junior college.

Jackson Memorial Hospital directed all media inquiries to Byrd's

agent, who issued a statement saying he was optimistic the receiver

would fully recover based on early reports.

The NFL draft begins Saturday.

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