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ALFRED “BUTCH” BEARD WAS AN ALL-AMERICAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE before he was drafted into the Army. Beard played for the Cards from 1966-69, scoring 1,580 points, and is one of just two ex-Cardinals to average over 20 points in a season twice.
Former Card spends time in military

Gold Standard Sports Editor

The bus ride from Louisville to Fort Knox isn’t long, but to Alfred “Butch” Beard, it must have felt like an eternity. The military was never part of his plans, however, there he was, riding south to report for basic training and the unknown scenario that awaited him.