|Height: 6-3 | Weight: 204 | College: Ball State|
Positives: Well-built athlete with good upper body muscle definition, strong arms, tight waist, good bubble and thickness in his lower frame. Team leader who works hard in his offseason conditioning program. Has good hip flexibility and quick feet, showing the ability to change direction smoothly. Smart and instinctive player who reacts quickly and makes proper reads, especially in run support. Shows adequate vision in the passing game, doing a decent job of sniffing the ball out in front of him. Makes plays on the ball in the air and while not an explosive tackler, he is reliable to wrap and secure. Tough and aggressive in run support, squeezing through trash to quickly plug the rushing lanes. Stays low in his pads and drives hard with his legs to push the fullback back through the hole. Shows good field smarts in zone coverage, flowing quickly to the ball. Has good strength for his position, but could use additional bulk and power to compete effectively at the next level. His instincts and ability to break down plays allows him to take good angles in order to compensate for a lack of top-end speed.
Negatives: Needs to improve his speed, as he might not be quick enough to cover receivers in the deep zone at the pro level. Little stiff in his hips and does not have the short area explosion to be relied too much in man coverage. Has good range, but needs to build up to top speed. Struggles to adjust to the ball with his back to it and is better making plays in front of him. Will not usually bit on a receiver's double moves, but if they get by him, he does not have the recovery speed to make the play. Effective with his hands to keep blockers off his body, but they are not natural enough to get good production on the interception. Not a quick-twitch type, but is reliable getting to the ball.
All-MAC first-team choice and winner of the Mark Hays Inspirational Award. Started 11 games and played in all 12. Had a string of 25 straight starts snapped vs. Central Michigan when he sat out part of the first defensive series due to a hit he received as a member of the kickoff team. Returned to the starting lineup at Boston College the next week. Led the team with a career-high 145 tackles (71 solo), including six stops for losses of 33 yards. Intercepted a pass and deflected six others. Caused two fumbles, recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal attempt.
2003 GAME Analysis
Indiana State: Opened the season with eight tackles, a stop for a 20-yard loss and a forced fumble.
Missouri: Followed with 16 tackles and a pass deflection.
Pittsburgh: Produced 10 hits (7 solo).
Boston College: Totaled 15 tackles (14 solo) and broke up a pass.
Kent State: Followed with 13 tackles (6 solo) and a pass deflection.
Toledo: Returned an interception 6 yards and made 11 tackles (7 solo). Also had a fumble recovery.
Northern Illinois: Posted 15 tackles (9 solo) and batted down a pass.
Western Michigan: Registered 14 tackles with a stop behind the line of scrimmage and blocked a field goal.
Eastern Michigan: Posted 15 tackles (5 solo) with two stops for losses of 2 yards.
Bowling Green: Caused a fumble, delivered 15 tackles (6 solo) and had a pair of stops for minus-10 yards.
Started every game, finishing second on the team with 121 tackles (55 solo), including six stops for losses of 11 yards. Intercepted a pass and deflected two others. Also caused two fumbles.
2002 GAME ANALYSIS
Clemson and Connecticut: Made 11 tackles in each game.
Toledo: Posted 10 tackles with two stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan: Registered 12 hits in each contest.
Bowling Green: Deflected two passes, intercepted another and produced seven tackles.
Western Michigan: Was in on 14 tackles.
Earned Freshman All-American honors from the Football Writers Association (first-team) and The Sporting News (third-team). Named Ball State's John Hodge Award winner as the team's most outstanding freshman. Ranked third in the country in tackles among freshmen with 117 tackles (77 solo), including two stops for losses of 10 yards. Had an interception and three pass deflections. Tallied a season-high 15 tackles vs. Central Michigan. Added 14 hits vs. Northern Iowa, 12 vs. Western Michigan and had 13 tackles at Auburn in his collegiate debut.
Redshirted as a freshman. Twice named Ball State's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week.
No injuries reported.
Criminal Justice major. Son of Greg Beriault and Teresa Clark. Born Arthur Justin Beriault on 8/23/81. Resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
4.59 in the 40-yard dash Bench presses 225 pounds 11 times 38.5-inch vertical jump 4.15 20-yard shuttle 30 -inch arm length 8 1/8-inch hands Right-handed Wears contact lenses 22/29 Wonderlic score.
Attended Warren Central High (Indianapolis), playing football for coach Dave Shelbourne. Earned three letters in football, three in basketball and one in baseball. 2000 Biomet Indiana North-South All-Star, 1999 Indiana Football Coaches Association-Reebok Top-50, 1998 IFCA Junior All-State, 1999 Associated Press All-State, 1999 The Indianapolis Star Super Team, 1999 & 2000 The Indianapolis Star Marion County Player of the Year. Two-time All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference, All-County and Warren Central Most Valuable Player. Recorded 112 tackles, four interceptions and one fumble recovery as a senior. Tallied 242 tackles, seven interceptions and four fumble recoveries during his career. Also had 21 catches for 468 yards with five touchdowns as a senior and 35 catches for 710 yards and seven scores during his career.
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