Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
Injuries have taken toll on Rams season
CSU vs. UNLV
Ram-Falcon Trophy up for grabs
CSU hosts 2011 FCS national champs in home opener
Colorado State vs. Hawai'i - Oct. 27, 2012
2012 (Junior): Returned from a knee injury and played/started in 10 games for the Rams.
2011 (Sophomore): After a promising spring and summer, entered the fall second on the depth chart at tackle, but sustained a season-ending knee injury during camp practice Aug. 16.
2010 (Freshman): A reserve offensive lineman, played in five games...In season-opening loss vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field, made his college debut, playing one series at tackle in the second half...Also played tackle in the fourth quarter of big win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), in triumph vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), and in loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13).
2009: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: Served as a team captain as a senior...The Wildcats were 4-6 during his senior year, advancing to the Texas 5A postseason for a fourth consecutive season, before losing to state runner-up Hightower in the first round... On the season, earned an 84 percent grade with 52 pancake blocks and 76 knockdown blocks, while not giving up a single sack...A first-team all-District 24-5A choice, also was a first-team all-Galveston County selection by the Galveston County Daily News...Won the 2008 Trench Award and Most Valuable Lineman for Clear Creek...As a junior, had 72 combined knockdown and pancake blocks and was named honorable-mention all-District 24-5A...Head coach was Darrell Warden...Benched 335 pounds and squatted 500 pounds...Also received interest from UTEP, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Houston, Nebraska, Texas State and Arizona...Also a captain of his high school wrestling squad, helped the team to the 2008 District 24 championship...His basketball team won the 2004 TAAF regional tournament and finished third at the UIL Final Four High School Basketball Championship...Had a 3.6 GPA.
Personal: Given name Marshal Jared Biard...Last name is pronounced BEARD...Born June 8, 1991, in Mobile, Ala. ...Parents are Joe and Sue Biard...Has an older sister, Marial...Nickname is Bear...Father, Joe, played at Murray State Junior College in Tishomingo, Okla. ...Is a descendent of gold medalist and football pioneer Jim Thorpe...Plans to major in construction management or education...Involved with the youth ministry at Clear Creek Community Church...Gained recognition in the National Society of High School Scholars for two years...Also spent one year in the Clear Creek Symphonic Choir...Has spent several hours visiting with developmentally disabled patients at Respite Care of Fort Collins, prior to 2010 and 2011 spring practice, as well as summer 2011...For a month during the summer of 2010, interacted with low-income Linton Elementary students at a local clubhouse, in conjunction with the Larimer County Food Bank, Fort Collins Recreation and Vineyard church...Majoring in history...Hometown: League City, Texas.