2012: Will compete for playing time and possibly a starting job in the receiving corps after seeing brief action as a redshirt freshman in 2011.
2011: Played in eight games with no starts ...First career catch came against Idaho and was good for four yards.
2010: Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
A graduate of Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Calif. ... Was a two-year letterwinner for coach Pete Duffy.
Born Necho Richard Beard on Aug. 5, 1992 ... Son of Anita and Richard Beard ... Chose Nevada because it was close to home ... Plans on majoring in pre-law with a business management minor and wants to be a sports agent.