Updated: November 27
2012: Broke up one pass against USF (11/23), also recorded a solo stop ... made a career-high six assisted tackles vs. Rutgers (11/17), including one for a loss of a yard ... had one tackle in win over Temple (11/10) ... had a solo tackle vs. Louisville (10/26) ... totaled five tackles against Toledo (10/20) ... had a solo tackle for a two-yard loss against Fordham (10/12) ... forced first career fumble vs. Miami (OH) (10/06), also made two solo tackles ... recorded a career-high five total stops against Virginia Tech (09/29) ... one tackle was was for a loss of six yards ... against Pittsburgh (09/06), totaled two tackles and recovered a fumble ... assisted in tackle for a two-yard loss.
2011: Appeared in five games for the Bearcats ... finished season with four total tackles ... earned two solo tackles against Austin Peay ... credited with an assisted tackle against Akron ... gained one assisted tackle against NC State ... had one quarterback hurry at Miami (OH).
Cathedral High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 12 player in the state by Rivals.com ... an all-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine ... won a pair of 4A State Championships in 2006 and 2008 as a freshman and junior, respectively ... in 2007 and 2009, the Fighting Irish earned section and regional championships ... was named to the Top-50 All-State Football Team as a senior ... also earned a spot on the All-City Football Team and was the team's defensive MVP ... tallied 52 tackles and eight sacks as a senior ... coached by Rick Streiff. Personal: born Aug. 13, 1991 ... son of Cheryl Shields and Charlton Beard.