Cole Beasley

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Cole Beasley
No. 11     Dallas Cowboys
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Little Elm (TX)
College: Southern Methodist
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Receptions 79
Receiving yards 788
Receiving average 10.0
Receiving TDs 5
Stats at NFL.com

Cole Dickson Beasley (born April 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.

High school career[edit]

As a high school quarterback, Beasley led Little Elm High School to the Texas UIL-4A playoffs consecutive years.[1] Coming out of high school, he was rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[2]

College career[edit]

Beasley then shifted to wide receiver for SMU, and performed well there.[3] SMU would win the 2009 Hawaii Bowl marking the first bowl invite since the so-called death penalty.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (2012–2015)[edit]

2012[edit]

He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, but was signed by Dallas, and made the Cowboys' 53-man roster for the 2012 season. During training camp, he abruptly left, stating he was dealing with "personal stuff", and considered retiring from professional football. He went on to have a sudden change of heart[5] and then made the final 53-man roster. In 10 games of his rookie year in 2012, Beasley made 15 receptions for 128 receiving yards.

2013[edit]

Beasley found ways to be productive while being surrounded by a solid corps of receivers. As of December 3, 2013 Beasley had the highest completion percentage of any receiver in the NFL with more than 10 targets.[6] He became known as a man Tony Romo targets, especially on third down in a spread formation.[citation needed] He made clutch catches to keep eventual scoring drives alive.[7] Much of this became attributed to Beasley's "really good" route execution.[8] In 2013, Beasley had 54 receptions for 368 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. He also returned 10 punts for 68 yards along with 1 kickoff for 11 yards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Bond Beyond the Game: Little Elm High School's Mike and Cole Beasley". Yahoo. 15 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Cole Beasley". Rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "SMUMUSTANGS.COM – Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site – Football". Smumustangs.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ FanHouse Staff (11 December 2010). "SMU Death Penalty, Pony Express Profiled On ESPN 30 for 30's 'Pony Excess'". AOL. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014. They didn't make a bowl game until 2009, when they won the Hawaii Bowl against Nevada, 45–10. 
  5. ^ "Beasley Competing For Permanent Cowboys Spot « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth". Dfw.cbslocal.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Focus On: Cole Beasley". Wfaa.com. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley delivering in big situations". Dallas Cowboys Blog. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley shines again – ESPN Dallas". ESPN.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

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