Beau Benzschawel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Beau Benzschawel
No. 63 – Detroit Lions
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-10) September 10, 1995 (age 24)
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Grafton (WI)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games played:2
Games started:0
Player stats at

Beau Benzschawel (born September 10, 1995) is an American football offensive guard for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin.

High school career[edit]

Benzschawel played tight end and defensive end on the football team at Grafton High School. in addition, he played basketball and baseball.[1]

After originally committing to Syracuse,[2] Benzschawel committed to Wisconsin on October 24, 2013.[3] He had other offers from Iowa State, Wyoming and Bowling Green, among others.[1]

College career[edit]

After redshirting the 2014 season, Benzschawel battled a knee injury before his redshirt freshman season.[4]

During his sophomore season, Benzschawel started every game at offensive guard.[5]

Preceding his junior season, Benzschawel was named a pre-season All American by USA Today.[5] He injured his leg early in the season against Florida Atlantic.[6] After being listed as questionable in the injury report for the following game,[7] he wound up playing against BYU.[8]

After the season, he was named a third-team All-American.[9] He projected as a mid-round pick,[9] with reports highlighting his awareness and long arms.[10] Eventually, he decided not to enter the 2018 NFL Draft[11] after consulting with the NFL Draft Advisory Board.[12]

In August 2018, Benzschawel was named a preseason second-team All-America by CBS Sports.[13] He was also named a preseason first-team All-American by USA Today[14] and the Associated Press.[15] At the end of the season, Benzschawel was named a Consensus All-American.[16]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, Benzschawel was signed by the Detroit Lions.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Benzschawel's brother Luke plays tight end for the Badgers.[18] The brothers' father also played at UW as a nose guard.[1] Beau is an avid fisherman and was known to take his fellow Badgers offensive lineman for outings on Lake Mendota and to Red Robin for burgers.[19]


  1. ^ a b c Mulhern, Tom (October 25, 2013). "Badgers football: Grafton tight end-lineman Beau Benzschawel reverses field, commits for 2014". Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (October 24, 2013). "badgers get oral commitment from Grafton tight end Beau Benzschawel". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Rosin, Andrew. "TE Beau Benzschawel becomes Wisconsin's 17th recruit in 2014". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Galloway, Jason (August 17, 2015). "adgers football: Injuries pile up for UW's offensive line". The Journal Times. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Potrykus, Jeff (August 29, 2017). "Beau Benzschawel knows postseason honors mean more than those in preseason". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Gannett Company. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Potrykus, Jeff. "Notes: UW guard Beau Benzschawel out with leg injury". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Pianovich, Stephen. "Wisconsin's Jon Dietzen out, Beau Benzschawel questionable vs. BYU". Land of 10. Archived from the original on August 30, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Williams, Matt (December 7, 2017). "Beau Benzschawel vs. BYU (2017)". Draft Breakdown. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Temple, Jesse. "Wisconsin's All-America offensive linemen focused on Orange Bowl, not NFL Draft". Land of 10. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  10. ^ Dove, Jon. "Wisconsin's Beau Benzschawel NFL Draft Scouting Report". With The First Pick. FanSided. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  11. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "Wisconsin offensive linemen hunger for more success after turning down NFL cash". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Galloway, Jason (December 31, 2017). "Badgers football: Nick Nelson to enter NFL draft, Beau Benzschawel to stay at Wisconsin for senior season". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football's best and brightest". Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "USA TODAY Sports' preseason college football All-America team". USA Today. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  15. ^ "AP 2018 Preseason All-America Team, List". Associated Press. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  16. ^
  17. ^ "Lions sign 13 undrafted rookie free agents". May 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Van Vooren, Tim (September 13, 2017). "Brothers turned teammates, Wisconsin's Beau and Luke Benzschawel "couldn't be happier"". Fox 6. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  19. ^ Staples, Andy (August 13, 2018). "Immovables Feast". Sports Illustrated. 129: 47.

External links[edit]