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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.

11/08/2014

Lamar Falls in Overtime at Central Arkansas

Reggie Begelton becomes LU all-time receptions leader

10/11/2014

Lions Pull Away from Lamar

Southeastern scores 27 points in eight-minute stretch to pick up victory

09/28/2014

Cardinals Stumble in Southland Opener

Turnovers haunt Lamar in the setback to Sam Houston State

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

11/20/2014

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.

11/16/2014

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.

11/13/2014

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

11/06/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at UCA Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, also known as Jordan and Wesley, discuss this weekend's game at Central Arkansas, and what the Cardinals need to do to defeat the Bears.

Kickoff is set for 3 PM in Conway, Arkansas and will be aired on KUIL.

Follow Jordan @BRSN_Jordan and Wesley @BRSN_Wesley

11/01/2014

FB Highlights: Cardinals defeat Huskies 72-14

(BEAUMONT TX); The Huskies of Houston Baptist rolled into town to take on the Cards for their Homecoming. Lamar wasted no time with HBU, the duo of Caleb Berry and Mark Roberts dominated the first quarter and half. Caleb hooked up with Mark four times for touchdowns, which included an eighty one yard score late in the 1st Quarter. Just before halftime Caleb found Mark one more time for a touchdown which gave him the schools all-time record for receiving touchdowns with nineteen. Not to be out done, Caleb passed for a record seven touchdowns in the first half. Lamar led 62-7 at the midway point. The Big Red defense smoothered the Huskies all night by constantly putting pressure on their quarterbacks which led to 6 takeaways, 4 interceptions and 2 fumbles. Final score was Lamar 72-14 and the Cards now have 6-3 and 3-2 in Conference play. The Cardinals will travel to Central Arkansas next Saturday to take on the Bears.

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