Josh Beard Named Southern Conference Defensive Player of Year

December 02, 2009

Red Devil Josh Beard has been named as the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Excerpt from the press release:

"Beard, a 6-1, 250-pound senior defensive end, leads the Southern Conference and is tied for the national lead with 12 sacks on the season, a number that equals the ninth-highest single-season total in league history. The Lincolnton, Ga., native recorded at least one sack in eight games in 2009, including a stretch in mid-October where he tallied two sacks in three consecutive games. In addition to his sacks, Beard tallied 62 tackles and four quarterback hurries. He is the first-ever Chattanooga player to be honored by the SoCon media as a league player of the year."

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