Byrd benefits from position switch

Coach saw potential, and receiver flourished into an ESPN 300 safety

Updated: August 28, 2012, 12:46 AM ET
By Bob Przybylo | SoonerNation
When you've coached as many successful defensive backs as Fresno (Calif.) Central East secondary coach Tony Perry, you get a little leeway.

Two years ago, Perry saw sophomore Hatari Byrd languishing as a wide receiver. Perry had a feeling Byrd could excel on the other side of the ball.

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