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Xavier Bethany
Xavier Bethany

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Burton, Texas

High School:
Burton HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

-Listed as the starter at strong safety following a strong spring

2013 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Finished the season with 12 tackles, including four solo stops ... Also recovered a fumble ... Recorded a tackle in every game but one ... Posted a season-high two tackles at Northwestern State ... Recovered a fumble against Nicholls State.

2012: Redshirted

High School: Played four varsity seasons at Burton High School, including three as a two-way starter ... Named second-team Class A all-state at safety and honorable mention at quarterback ... Played quarterback and defensive back as a senior when Burton advanced to the Texas Class A state semifinals with a 12-3 record ... Rushed for 1,324 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, while also completing 84-of-149 passes for 1,252 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Also registered 119 total tackles (41 solo), 12 tackles for loss and one interception in 11 games ... Was named District 13-A MVP as a junior as the Panthers finished with a 12-1 record ... Finished sixth at the state meet in the triple jump (43-9), seventh in the high jump (6-2) and seventh in the 400 meters (50.95) as a junior ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball.

Personal: Xavier Bethany was born on Feb. 13, 1993 ... Nephew of Christine Matson ... Majoring in kinesiology.

08/31/2014

Berry Sets Career Mark as Cards Pick Up Win

Lamar dumps GSU in season opener, Caleb Berry breaks 25-year old record

08/24/2014

2014 Fall Camp - Defensive Backs

LU looks for talent, speed to overcome lack of experience in secondary

08/09/2014

First Scrimmage Focuses on Run Game

LU running backs take spotlight in Saturday scrimmage

03/01/2014

White Teams Wins 2014 Crawfish Bowl Title

Offense shines in annual spring game

02/22/2014

Defense Shines in Second Scrimmage

Cardinals wrap up second spring scrimmage with big defensive plays

08/31/2014

FB HIGHLIGHTS: The Cardinals win 42-27 over Grambling

(BEAUMONT, TX) ; The Lamar Cardinals opened up their 2014 season against the visiting Grambling State Tigers. Caleb Berry passed for 389 yards and 5 touchdowns in the opener. Mark Roberts caught 2 of Berry touchdown passes and racked up 139 yards receiving. Reggie Begleton caught 12 passes for 119 yards and scored one touchdown. Lamar is now 1-0 and will travel to College Station to face the Texas A&M Aggies next weekend. Kickoff of set for 6:30 P.M. on September 6th on the SEC network.

08/29/2014

PREVIEW: Grambling Rolls into this weekend

(Beaumont, TX) - Jordan Washington takes you through this weeks matchup for the Lamar Cardinals @ Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

08/15/2014

Football: #IceBucketChallenge

Coach Ray Woodard and the Senior Cardinals accept Channel 6's Andrew Chernoff's #icebucketchallenge to #strikeoutALS and challenge Judge Bob Wortham and the Lamar Cardinals Men's Basketball Team.

08/14/2014

FOOTBALL: Camp Upadate

BEAUMONT, TX: Head Coach Ray Woodard discusses camp progress and the first game of the season. The Cardinals open up season play at home against Grambling on August 30 at 7 PM.

08/07/2014

FOOTBALL: Media Day

Coach Ray Woodard and players discuss the new freshman class, camp, and what to expect for the year.

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