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Senior Profile: Walk-on Christian Beard ready to contribute

August 22, 2018
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Offensive lineman Christian Beard is spending his senior season back home. A graduate from Midway High School right up the road, Beard helped lead Midway to a 2013 Bi-District Championship in the state playoffs. He was also an Associated Press Class 5-A All-State Selection. However, Beard hasn’t stayed at one place for more than a year since those high school days.

Beard spent his redshirt freshman season at Arkansas State before transferring to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas in 2015. At Trinity Valley, Beard was ranked the No. 12 offensive guard among JUCO players by 247Sports and paved the way for an offense that averaged 656.1 yards/game and 57.7 points/game.

In 2016, Beard found himself at UCF. He played 2 games, seeing action against FIU and South Carolina State, before suffering an injury. He transferred to Baylor in January of 2017 and had to sit out the remainder of that season.

Christian Beard is from Waco, Texas and is majoring in political science.

Antonia’s Thoughts: Christian Beard will find the most success at guard in my opinion. Baylor needs a boost of veteran depth at that position and I can easily see him as a back up to Blackmar or  as a back up at the left guard position as well.

The offensive (and defensive) line is where I expect to see the most movement as far as interchanging players depending on number of snaps, opponent match ups, and skill. I expect Beard to get a fair number of snaps, pending everyone’s health, and hopefully help provide a layer to the offensive line the Bears did not have a season ago.

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Senior Profile: Walk-on Christian Beard ready to contribute

2,974 Views | 4 Replies | Last: 2 yr ago by Michibear
Brian Ethridge
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Grizz Air
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Thanks for posting. Hopefully he gets into the rotation and does well.

As an aside, I had a Christian beard once. It beats an Amish beard, at least.
EatMoreSalmon
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What does a Christian beard look like?
Michibear
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EatMoreSalmon said:

What does a Christian beard look like?

Like Jesus...


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