Bequette during the 2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football spring game
|No. 85 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||February 21, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jake Bequette (born February 21, 1989) is an American football tight end who currently plays for the New England Patriots. Bequette was selected in the third round with the 90th overall pick by the Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas. Bequette was rated highly as a defensive end prospect in that year's draft.
Bequette attended the University of Arkansas from 2007 to 2011. During his career he started 42 of 48 games, recording 140 tackles and 23.5 sacks. As a senior he was a first team All-SEC selection. Bequette was named the Defensive MVP of the 2012 Cotton Bowl, helping Arkansas defeat Kansas State, 29-16. Bequette finished the game with 5 tackles and 3 quarterback sacks. Bequette is a third-generation Razorback: his grandfather and father both played for Arkansas, as did his uncle.
New England Patriots
Bequette was selected in the 3rd round by the New England Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was released by the Patriots on August 30, 2014 as part of final roster cuts. He did not see extensive playing time during his time with the Patriots, but re-signed with the team's practice squad shortly after the 2014 cuts. Bequette earned a Super Bowl ring for the Patriots in 2014, though he spent the entire season on the practice squad.
- NFL Draft Scout
- 2011 All-SEC Football Team Announced
- "Report: Pats cut DE Jake Bequette, LB Steve Beauharnais, DT Jerel Worthy". weei.com. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
- Patriots place TE Jake Bequette on Injured Reserve
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Arkansas Razorbacks bio
- NFL draft profile