Anthony Beard
Anthony Beard


Lumberton, Texas

High School:
Lumberton HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235



Listed as a starter at the MO linebacker coming out of the spring.

2013 (Junior): Played in 12 games earning a start against Nicholls State ... Finished the season with 35 tackles, including 16 unassisted ... Had three tackles for losses, including one sack ... Was also credited with a forced fumble, one pass breakup and a safety ... Responded to his lone start by recording a season-high six tackles, including four solos, forcing a fumble and deflecting a pass against the Colonels ... Had four tackles, including one for a loss, and recorded a safety against Bacone College ... Posted three tackles, including one for a loss against Central Arkansas and Northwestern State ... His TFL against the Demons was a sack.

2012: Missed season with knee injury.

2011: Played in all 11 games with six starts ... Finished second on the defense with 58 total tackles, including 32 solos ... Added 7.5 tackles that totalled 48 yards of losses ... Finished with three quarterback hurries on the year, including two against McNeese State (11/19) ... Added six tackles with 2.5 for loss against the Cowboys ... Finished with a season-high 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in Lamar's 34-26 win at Nicholls (11/12) ... Had nine tackles against Northwestern State (10/8) ... Recorded three straight games with five solo tackles ... Put up a pair of tackles for 13 yards of loss at Sam Houston State (10/29).

2010: Received a medical redshirt ... Played in two games with three solo tackles before season-ending injury ... Originally signed with SMU, but transferred to Lamar before the season.

High School: Named District 20-4A Defensive MVP and honorable mention all-state as a senior at Lumberton High School ... Was ranked as the No. 59 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... As a senior finished with 97 tackles, including 18 for loss, with four sacks and three forced fumbles ... A three-star Rivals.com recruit ... Finalist for Willie Ray Smith Award (given to the top defensive player in Southeast Texas) ... Named to the Beaumont Enterprises's Super Gold Team.

Personal: Anthony Beard was born on April 11, 1991 ... Son of Rodney and Hazel Beard ... Majoring in criminal justice.

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