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Anthony Beard
Anthony Beard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lumberton, Texas

High School:
Lumberton HS

Last College:
SMU

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

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.

08/22/2014

2014 Fall Camp - Linebackers

Young, talented squad preps for season opener; LU set for final scrimmage

09/22/2013

Lamar Records Second-Straight Home Shutout

Freshman Kade Harrington rushes for a career-high 143 yards

08/20/2012

Lamar Football Camp - Linebackers

Cardinals will have four linebackers on the field in 2012

04/05/2012

Defense solid in second spring scrimmage

Cardinals could not get into the end zone despite moving the ball

09/17/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Mississippi College at Lamar Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan Washington and Wesley Williams, also known as the Big Red SN guys, discuss this Saturday's home game against Mississippi College and next week's game hosting Sam Houston.

Kickoff is slated for 7:00 PM at Provost Umphrey Stadium and will also be aired on BigRedsn.com.

Catch Jordan and Wesley at @BRSN_Jordan and @BRSN_Wesley on Twitter and The Big Red SN Guys on Facebook.

09/14/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: TX COLL @ LAMAR

(Beaumont, TX) - Highlights from the Cardinals 73-0 win over Texas College (Tyler, TX).

09/14/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Texas College at Lamar Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan Washington and Wesley Williams, also known as the the Big Red SN Guys, discuss the shutout of Texas College. The Cardinals won 73-0 at home Saturday night.

09/11/2014

BRSN::TX COLLEGE PREVIEW

(BEAUMONT, TX)

09/06/2014

FB: Cardinals at Texas A&M Highlights

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) Highlights from the Lamar versus Texas A&M game at Kyle Field on September 6, 2014.

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