2008 JUNIOR SEASON
Served as the quality backup to Stephen Hamby and gave the Red Raiders some much needed depth at the center position ... played in six total games ... will be the starter at the position in 2009.
2007 SOPHOMORE SEASON
First year as the starter at center ... solid effort on the year, helping lead Texas Tech to its fifth NCAA Passing Title since 2000 ... part of unit that allowed only 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts during the season ... returns with veteran offensive line that sees each starter back in 2008.
2006 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Played in three games ... saw action against SMU, Southeastern Louisiana and Baylor.
2005 FRESHMAN SEASON
PARADISE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Class 5A All-State first team selection ... team finished 10-1 senior season ... played tackle as a junior and guard senior season ... from same high school as former Red Raider receiver Joel Filani ... all-conference performer as a junior ...strong, physical player with quick feet and good hands ... timed at 5.2 in the 40 ... benches 350 and squats 490 ... chose the Red Raiders over New Mexico ... also recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and UNLV ... High School Coach: Donnie Yantis.
Shawn Byrnes ... born March 31, 1987, in Norfolk, Va. ... son of Gail and Kevin Byrnes ... has an older bother, Mike ... majoring in exercise sport science.