Santonio Beard, a former running back from the University of Alabama is being reported to have passed away on Feb 6, 2022, from a shooting as per close friends and family. A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Beard was 9 days shy from his 42nd birthday. He was born on 14 Feb. 1980.
Santonio Beard University of Alabama Running Back
Beard was a running back from the University of Alabama with his most successful year being in sophomore in 2002. In that year, Ahmaad Galloway exited due to injury, and Beard filled in his shoes rushing for close to 900 yards.
He was featured in the Nashville Board for sharing a University of Alabama record for the most touchdowns in a single game with five. Beard is tied with NFL running back Shaun Alexander and wide receiver DeVonta Smith. This feat was achieved in 2002 against the University of Mississippi.
Beard’s most notable game came in his junior year back in 2001 when the University of Alabama football team was playing against the Auburn Tigers. In that game, Ahmaad Galloway rushed for close to 300 yards combined. The result meant that the Crimson Tide would cruise to a second victory against Auburn University at Jordan–Hare Stadium.
Was Santonio Beard Married? His Wife and Children
It is not clear whether Beard was married at the time of his death, he, however, have one daughter named Kamryn Beard. Back in 2003, Beard was hoping to be drafted by the NFL but that never happened. Beard says that he watched the NFL draft with his girlfriend while avoiding family and friends as per the Tennessean. He always believed that he was good enough to warrant being drafted.
On Oct 14, 2019, his ex-girlfriend accused him of entering her residence intoxicated, kicked in the door, and made accusations against her before fleeing the scene. Nashville court documents show that police were called to the residence of Beard’s former girlfriend on Oct. 13, and he was arrested on Oct. 14.
Santonio Beard Death & Cause
Beard passed away on Saturday, Feb 5, 2022, at the age of 41. His last Facebook was on Jan 30 where he said he was looking forward to his birthday month, Feb. Reports from friends and friends indicate that he died unexpectedly from a shooting.
Mckinley Young Jr. confirming Beard’s death expressed his grief stating that he had known him from the time he was 7 years old. He wrote in a tribute, ” I am so lost right now finding out that my family since we were 7 and 8 years old is gone and we can’t kick it anymore. ”
Young Jr goes on to write, “No matter what these guys and some more that are not in this picture me the world to me, and if you know us you know how tight we are still to this day.”
He clarifies that the two talked to each other every day for 20 years from and they had always been brothers. Young Jr tributes by saying that Beard will be truly missed for what he meant in his life, “RIH Santonio Tee Beard one of the best Running Backs to ever play in the State of Tennessee, a real dude, my cuz, my brother, my Dawg for Life. Fly high Tee and you will truly be missed.”