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Earnest Byner

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Earnest Byner
No. 44, 21, 20
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-09-15) September 15, 1962 (age 58)
Place of birth: Milledgeville, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: East Carolina
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 10 / Pick: 280
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 8,261
Average 3.9
Touchdowns 56
Stats at

Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962[1]) is an American football coach and former running back. He is famous for one well known mistake while playing with the Cleveland Browns. While playing against the Denver Broncos in a 1986 playoff game, Byner fumbled at the Denver one yard line, which led to a Broncos victory. The play was called "The Fumble." Byner immediately became an assistant coach after his playing days were over.