Former South Carolina receiver Damiere Byrd caught a 50-yard touchdown pass in the first half of the Carolina Panthers’ preseason game against the Houston Texans on Wednesday night.
The game was played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Byrd scored on a second touchdown reception, an eight-yard grab to start the second half. He had four catches for 98 yards after the second score.
Byrd is entering his third season of professional football after being a part of some of the most successful seasons in Gamecocks history.
He is hoping to impress enough this preseason to make the team and be a factor on offense after making one regular season catch in 2016 while splitting time between the 53-man roster and practice squad. He was also on Carolina’s practice squad for most of the 2015 season.