Al Beauchamp

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Al Beauchamp
No. 58
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-06-25)June 25, 1944
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
College: Southern
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Debuted in 1968
Last played in 1976
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 125
Interceptions-for TDs 15-2
Fumble recoveries - for TDs 8-1
Stats at NFL.com

Alfred Beauchamp (born June 25, 1944 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former professional American football linebacker.

Beauchamp played college football at Southern University,

He was chosen in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft by the American Football League's expansion Cincinnati Bengals.[1] He signed with the team on June 12, 1968.[2]

In his rookie season of 1968, also the Bengals' first year as a franchise, he played in all 14 Bengals games at linebacker, snaring two interceptions for 35 yards. One of those interceptions resulted in his first career touchdown in a win over the Buffalo Bills as he intercepted a pass and returned it 17 yards for the score.[3]

In 1969, he played in 13 Bengals games. Then, in 1970, the team's first season in the National Football League, Beauchamp broke into the starting lineup, starting all 14 games and helping leading the Bengals to their first-ever winning record, 8-6, and first title as American Football Conference Central Division champion.[4]

In 1971, he again started all 14 games with a career-high six interceptions that he returned 53 yards, including one touchdown. For the next four seasons, 1972 through 1975, he played in all 56 games, starting 55 of them.[5]

After eight seasons with the Bengals, on June 21, 1976 he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a fourth-round draft pick.[6]

He played his ninth and final season in 1976 for the Cardinals, playing all 14 games. For his nine-year career, he played in 125 games, missing only one game.[7]

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