2013: Will compete for a starting job in the defensive backfield after moving to safety in the offseason ... Could also see time on special teams.
2012: Converted to defensive back from wide receiver after the conclusion of the 2012 season.
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.