Beasley Reece

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Beasley Reece
Date of birth: (1954-03-18) March 18, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth: Waco, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
College: North Texas
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 9 / Pick: 264
As player:
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats
Playing stats at

Beasley Young Reece, Jr. (born March 18, 1954 in Waco, Texas) is a former American football defensive back who had a nine-year NFL career from 1976 to 1984. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after attending college at North Texas State University.

After his retirement from playing Reece worked as a color commentator for NFL coverage on NBC and CBS, and served as an analyst for the 1992 Summer Olympics for NBC. During this time, he was the sports director for WVIT (NBC-30) in Hartford, Connecticut. He would also work in at WTOG Tampa Bay. When he came to CBS, he joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia, and became their Sports Director, a position he has had since July 1998. Reece is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.[1][2]

Beasley also attended La Vega High School in Waco, Texas and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia [1] inducted Reece into their Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Information was obtained in a 1983 visit to RCC Sports Academy, Suffern, NY.

  1. ^ Halter, Jon C. (Sep 2003). "Meeting in Philadelphia". Scouting Maganize. Boy Scouts of America. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-08. 
  2. ^ Reece bio at Retrieved 2010-12-19