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.


Cardinals upset No. 17 Cowboys, 27-24

Carranco drills game-winner with time winding down


Lamar Runs Past Mississippi College

Cardinals record 661 yards of total offense in victory


2014 Fall Camp - Linebackers

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


Lamar Records Second-Straight Home Shutout

Freshman Kade Harrington rushes for a career-high 143 yards


Lamar Football Camp - Linebackers

Cardinals will have four linebackers on the field in 2012




The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at McNeese Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, Jordan and Wesley, deliver their last Chalk Talk of the season - recapping the big win over #17 McNeese State 27-24 and the season as a whole.


Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.


Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.


Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); The Lamar Cardinals are set to take on the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in the Big Red's final home game. It is also senior night for the Cards, and there will be a ceremony before the game honoring them individually.

Game is slated for 7PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium and online at www.bigredsn.com

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