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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.

09/20/2014

Lamar Runs Past Mississippi College

Cardinals record 661 yards of total offense in victory

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

10/18/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR @ NICHOLLS

(THIBODAUX, LA) - HIGHLIGHTS from #LAMAR @ #Nicholls - Shot by MIlton Quijano.

10/15/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at Nicholls Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) Wesley and Jordan, also known as the Big Red SN Guys, discuss the Cardinal's trip to Nicholls Saturday.

The Colonels are 0-7 overall and 0-3 in conference; the Cardinals are 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference.

Lamar will kickoff at John L. Guidry stadium at 3 PM CST.

10/08/2014

Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); Jordan Washington takes an in depth look at the Lamar Cardinals' upcoming game against SLC Champion Southeastern Louisiana. Both teams currently stand at 4-2 on the season as the Lions travel to Beaumont. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. at Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

Watch live at http://www.bigredsn.com

10/05/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR @ ACU

ABILENE, TX - Highlights from LAMAR @ ACU.

10/03/2014

FLIGHT PLAN::FOOTBALL

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