Vic Beasley, the American football defender, joined the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons after the NFL Draft 2015. Before going pro, the talented player had a brilliant college career with the Clemson Tigers, so expectations were high when he made his NFL debut in 2015.
After a rather uneventful rookie season, Beasley turned the tide in his second season with the Falcons, winning his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection in 2016.
Vic Beasley Bio
Vic Beasley was born on July 8, 1992, as Victor Ramon Beasley Jr. He attended Adairsville High School in Adairsville, Georgia, where he was taught soccer, basketball, and athletics. In soccer, Vic Beasley received all-county and all-area honors in both his junior and senior classes. Also in his senior season, Beasley was named to the first all-state team and was represented in equal parts in the North-South Georgia All-Star game. By the end of his high school career, the talented young man was the star of many college recruits, as he was ranked as a 4-star recruit.
After his reboot in the first season, Vic Beasley joined the active list of the Clemson Tigers in 2011 and played as a defensive end/outside line player. In 48 appearances during his four-year tenure with the Clemson Tigers, Beasley completed a total of 101 tackles, 52.5 defeats, 33 sacks, 29 quarterbacks, 11 pass stoppages, seven fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns in 1,421 snaps.
With minimal playing time as a redshirt rookie, Vic Beasley participated in a total of 9 games, scoring two tackles in 16 snaps. In his second season, he played 13 games, leading the team with eight sacks, and also recorded 18 tackles, eight defeat tackles, eight quarterback prints, two pass breaks, and a fumble in 288 snaps.
Beasley led the Tigers in Tackles for Loss, Sacks, and caused fumbles in his junior season. In 13 outings, he recorded 44 tackles in 560 snaps, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback prints, six pass breaks, four caused fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 560 snaps. He was named a Consensus All-American for his outstanding performance and was also a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award.
In his senior year, Vic Beasley was a finalist for the Bednarik Award, the Lombardi Award, and the Hendricks Award. He was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in addition to First-Team All-ACC and First-Team All-American. Beasley completed his college education in August 2014 with a degree in sociology.
Vic Beasley finished eighth overall in the NFL Draft 2015 for the Atlanta Falcons and signed his rookie contract on June 12, 2015. Unfortunately, his rookie season was affected by an injury to his right shoulder. He started in all 16 events but only took up 4 sacks.
In 2016 the defensive side overcame the disappointment of his debut season when he switched from the defensive end to the linebacker side. In total the talented player recorded 39 tackles, 15.5 sacks in the league, and six forced fumbles in 16 games. His outstanding performances earned him All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections in the first team.
In addition to his natural defensive end position, Vic Beasley also played in the 2017 season as an outside linebacker. He completed a total of 14 appearances with 8 starts and finished the season with 29 tackles, five sacks, and a fumble recovery.
His Parents and Family
Vic Beasley was born in Adairsville, Georgia, the son of Teresa and Victor Beasley Sr. His father was a former athlete who played college football at Auburn University from 1982 to 1984. He grew up alongside his older brother Tyrone Beasley.
Sadly, Vic Beasley has recently experienced a number of tragedies. His brother Tyrone died in a car accident on February 1, 2014, and two years later he lost his father Vic Beasley in April 2016 after a long struggle with cirrhosis of the liver. Following the death of his brother, Vic Beasley now serves as a father figure for his young nephew Tyrese Beasley.
Despite these heartbreaking events, the NFL star has always maintained a positive attitude. Besides the immense support of his mother Teresa, Vic Beasley also enjoys a lot of love from his hometown of Adairsville. In addition to a “Vic Beasley Day”, which is celebrated annually, Beasley’s No. 3 jersey has been retired from his Alma Mater Adairsville High School. In March 2018, the NFL star received another honor from his hometown when all the big city signs were labeled “Home of Vic Beasley Jr.
Beasley’s Height, Weight, and Body Stats
Vic Beasley is 191 cm (6 feet 3 inches) tall and has a body weight of 112 kg (246 lb). His arm length is 32 1/2 inches (0.83 m) and his hand size is 9 3/8 inches (0.24 m).
Beasley’s athleticism coupled with the multi-faceted nature of his talents makes him a force to be reckoned with in defending the Atlanta Falcons.