Welcome To The Official Website of Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner grew up in Milledgeville, Georgia where today he is a hometown hero to many. He was raised by his grandmother, a teacher who gave him the extraordinary example of teaching. It is this gift that has been engrained in Byner to always go “above and beyond” to be more than a player and more than a coach to teach and help others. He believes his teachings are simple, God to man, and man to man with a genuine care for the guys. He artfully applies his grandmother’s teachings to listen, hear, watch, and do, and has done this as a player and a coach with a lot of passion.

Playing Career
Byner attended East Carolina University (1980-1983) where he played fullback. He had an outstanding college career as he gained 2,049 yards on 378 carries. Byner was inducted into the East Carolina Hall of Fame in 1998.

Byner was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the tenth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He played for the Browns (1984–1988; 1994–1995), Washington Redskins (1989–1993) and the Baltimore Ravens (1996–1997) throughout his career. He finished his 14-year NFL career ranked 16th on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 8,261 yards on 2,095 carries, with 56 touchdowns. He also caught 512 passes for 4,605 yards and 15 touchdowns, returned 33 kickoffs for 576 yards, and scored a touchdown on a recovered fumble, totaling 13,442 all-purpose yards and 72 career scores. Byner left the NFL finishing as one of the top 50 all-time leaders in rushing attempts, rushing touchdowns, and total yards.

Byner is a two-time Pro-Bowler (1990 & 1991) and two…………


“Culture Change”

“I was a coach from Earnest Byner’s rookie year through 1988 at the Cleveland Browns. He was a dynamic force from his rookie year well past that to the end of his career. I’ll speak about my experiences and opinions only…

He was a player we needed to put into the lineup even as a rookie. As a rookie, he made up a personal group called “Ernie’s Group” which was composed of some tough guys who would thrash around and cause havoc in a game. We weren’t a very tough offense in Cleveland at the time. Then there was a coaching change and Earnest became a starter along with Kevin Mack. Of course they both gained 1000 yards for only the 3rd time in NFL history.

We were playing the Jets the last game of that season and found out during the 4th Quarter, Earnest needed just a few yards. We called 38 Snatch Crack, a sweep around the right end to get his 1000″…….  Howard Mudd Author


17 years Coaching Experience

With over 17 years experience of coaching Pro-Bowl Running backs with over 5 different teams




2-Time Super Bowl Champion

Won Super Bowl as a Running Back with the Redskins and as Director of Player Development with the Ravens



31 Years NFL Experience

Coach Earnest Byner has 31 years of National Football League experience as a Player, Coach and Front Office Executive


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Coach is always up to speak to his fans. Whether it be on radio, television or in person, Earnest is both entertaining and captivating to his audience.


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