Byrd was injured during the Wolfpack's game at Wake Forest on Oct. 5.
"Jarvis is a true champion," NC State coach Dave Doeren said in a prepared statement. "This team and staff love him as a brother and respect him as a leader. It is so unfortunate that a player like Jarvis, who has been through two other ACL surgeries, has to endure another. I know that he will have a tremendous attitude and will use all the support available to him to have a healthy recovery."
Byrd, who finished with 17 tackles, started the first five games of the season at safety after playing cornerback in previous years. He was a team captain for the Richmond game.
The Pahokee, Fla., native earned a starting job as a true freshman in 2009 before suffering his first torn ACL in a win against North Carolina. He missed all of the 2010 season as he rehabbed from the injury and then suffered a second torn ACL during 2011 summer workouts and missed that entire season, as well.
In 2012, Byrd saw action in just four games as he was hampered by other injuries.