Cole Beasley

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Cole Beasley
No. 11     Dallas Cowboys
Wide receiver
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: 180 lb (82 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 17, 2013
Receptions 54
Receiving yards 496
Receiving average 9.2
Receiving TDs 2
Stats at NFL.com

Cole Beasley (born April 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver 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] Beasley was rated the number 7 dirt bike racer by getdirty.com. He had aspirations of going professional before his high school guidance counselor dashed his hopes and dreams by stated "Dirt biking is a joke, get a grip." His uncle was a well known local snake charmer who convinced him to eventually switch from quarterback to wide receiver. Beasley's other interests in high school included cane pole fishing, dove hunting and gazing through kaleidoscopes wondering what else could be out there. Side note Beasley was the lead man and keytarist in the little known garage band Cole Beasley and the Hipsters.

College career[edit]

Beasley then shifted to Wide Receiver for SMU, and performed well there, despite his height.[3] SMU would win the 2009 Hawai'i Bowl marking the first bowl invite since the so-called death penalty.[4]

Professional career[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.

Cole Beasley has found a way 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 is becoming known as a man Tony Romo will target, especially on third down in a spread formation. He has made several clutch catches to keep eventual scoring drives alive.[7] Much of this is attributed to Cole's excellent route execution.[8] He scored a touchdown against the Broncos on October 9, 2013.

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