Josh Beekman

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Josh Beekman
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Offensive Graduate Assistant
Team FIU
Conference Conference USA
Biographical details
Born (1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 33)
Amsterdam, New York
Alma mater Boston College
Playing career
2003-06 Boston College
2007-10 Chicago Bears
2010 Florida Tuskers
2011 Indianapolis Colts (offseason/practice only)
2012 Jacksonville Jaguars
Position(s) Offensive Lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2012 Eastern Kentucky (OL GA)
2013-present FIU (GA)

Josh Beekman (born June 30, 1983) is a current American football graduate assistant offensive line coach with Florida International University and a former guard in the National Football League (NFL). He played High School football in his hometown of Amsterdam, New York. He played college football at Boston College. Beekman was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the team. He was a member of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League and the Indianapolis Colts following his tenure with the Bears.

Beekman signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 12, 2012 and he was on the active roster at the beginning of the season. He was released on September 12, 2012.

College career[edit]

Beekman was a decorated offensive guard for Boston College from 2002–06 and he started 37 straight games for the Eagles from 2004-06. As a senior team captain, Beekman earned Associated Press First-Team All-America honors and he was also the receipt of the 2006 Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the most valuable blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference, where he was First-Team All-Conference in 2006.

He won the 2006 Scanlan Award an award given by the Boston College Varsity Club Award to the senior football player outstanding in scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability.

Off the field, Beekman also played an active role in the community and often attended charity events during his college tenure.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Beekman was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round (130th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft and went on to play 3 years for the Bears where he started 20 games in total.

In 2008, Beekman started all 16 regular season games at left guard and he was one of the members of the Bears offensive line that had the same 5 starters for the entire season, one of just 6 teams in the NFL to accomplish that feat in that year.

Florida Tuskers[edit]

After being released by the Chicago Bears in September 2010, Beekman became a member of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League and the Tuskers played in the 2010 UFL Championship Game.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Beekman was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in August 2011. He was released before the beginning of the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Beekman was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in August 2012. He was on the active roster at the beginning of the season, but was released on September 12, 2012.

Coaching career[edit]

Beekman was an intern strength and conditioning coach at Boston College from January to May 2011.

Beekman joined Eastern Kentucky University football staff in the spring of 2012 as the graduate assistant offensive line coach and spent the offseason at EKU. He also had an internship with the Miami Dolphins in June 2012.

In Spring 2013, Beekman was hired by new coach Ron Turner to be Florida International University's graduate assistant offensive line coach.

Personal[edit]

Beekman graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in administrative studies. He and Peggy Law Beekman, who is originally from Hong Kong and also a Boston College alum, were married in 2009.

Beekman is a devoted Pentecostal Christian.

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