Chillicothe's Timmy Beard is headed to West Virginia State University.

Beard rushed for a combined 1,000 yards for Coach Ron Hinton the last two seasons. His senior season was hampered by a leg injury. Beard was afraid he'd not be able to play football in college, "I was pretty worried I wasn't going to be able to play football becuase of my injury, but I got over that, and I'm here now. So, I'm pretty excited."

He managed to come back for the last couple of games of the 2012 football season and recovered well enough to particiapte on the Cavsa Basketball team at forward for Coach Drew Meister's club.

Beard, who plans to study Pre-Med, will join teammate Luke Barnes as a Yellow Jacket. West Virginia State is located outside of Charleston.

Hear Dan Ramey's interview with Timmy Beard