Ralph Beard

# 12
Hometown: Louisville, KY (Male)
Position: G Playing Height: 5-10 Playing Weight: 175
Date of Birth: December 2, 1927
Date of Death: November 29, 2007
Legal Name: Milton M. Beard
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Retired Jersey #12
Multi-Sport Player [Football and Baseball]
Season Notes:
1945-46: All-SEC [First Team]; All-SEC Tournament
1946-47: All-American [Consensus (1st), NABC (1st), Converse (1st), True Magazine (1st), Helms (1st)]; All-SEC [First Team]; All-SEC Tournament
1947-48: All-American [Consensus (1st), AP (1st), NABC (1st), Converse (1st), True Magazine (1st), Helms (1st)]; All-SEC [First Team]; All-SEC Tournament
1948-49: All-American [Consensus (1st), AP (1st), UPI (1st), NABC (1st), Converse (2nd), Helms, Look (2nd), Sporting News (3rd), Colliers (1st)]; All-SEC [First Team (AP)]; All-SEC Tournament
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Olympic Champion
State of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by Chicago
Professional Basketball Statistics [External Link]


Obituary - Former UK All-American Ralph Beard dies, Associated Press (November 29, 2007) by Brett Barrouquere

Hope that a troubled soul now rests in peace
BEARD, ONE OF UK'S GREATS, WAS 'CRUSHED' BY HIS MISTAKE - by Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader (November 30, 2007)
Scandal branded him, but his charm won people back - by William F. Reed Sports Illustrated.com, (November 30, 2007)
To remember Beard for scandal is to remember the wrong things - by Pat Forde, ESPN.com (November 30, 2007)
Beard's personal class outshines his big mistake - by Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier Journal (November 30, 2007)

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