Sunday, February 6, 2011
More Douglass Alumni Descendants Signing Letters of Intent to Play College Football
D.J. is the grandson of Douglass Alumnus Helen Bunting of Kingsport. His father Don is a colonel in the U.S. Army.
"I liked that it's big-time college football and that Navy has been so successful over the years," Beard said. "It's a big relief to get this decision done and know that I'm going to get a great education while playing Division I football."
Beard was a two-year starter at corner for Ola High and was named honorable mention Southern Crescent Conference after recording 45 solo tackles and 15 pass breakups as a senior. The 6-foot, 174-pounder totaled 40 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a junior. He was recruited by Navy assistant Justin Davis, who is now handling the state of Georgia.
"I'm a tough, physical corner that excels in one-on-one coverage. I go after the ball and like making big plays," Beard said.
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