Zane Beadles

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Zane Beadles
No. 68 Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-19) November 19, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Casper, Wyoming
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Midvale (UT) Hillcrest
College: Utah
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2014
Games played: 79
Games started: 77
Stats at

Zane Dae Beadles (born November 19, 1986) is an American football guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1][2] He played college football for the University of Utah and received All-American honors.

High school career[edit]

Beadles attended Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah, where he was a three-year starter and did not miss a game during his high school career. A two-way lineman, Beadles recorded 93 tackles, six sacks and an interception for the defense and did not allow a quarterback sack as an offensive tackle as a senior. He earned first team all-state and all-region honors.

Considered only a two-star recruit by both and, Beadles was not ranked among the nation's best offensive tackle prospects.[3][4] He chose Utah over Wyoming, the alma mater of both of his parents.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his initial year at Utah, Beadles played in all 13 games and started 12 at left guard (he came off the bench against BYU after missing practice with a concussion). He totaled 10 pancake blocks, 10 cut blocks and 19 knockdowns. In his sophomore year, Beadles was moved from guard to tackle in Utah's preseason camp and started all 13 games at left tackle. He registered 22 pancake blocks, 37 knockdowns and 17 cuts, and earned a second team All-MWC selection.

In his junior season, Beadles led Utah with 40 knockdowns, while also having 42 pancake blocks and 27 cuts. He played and started in 12 games and earned first team All-MWC honors, helping the Utes reach a BCS bowl, an unbeaten 13–0 season and a No. 2 national ranking in the final AP Poll.

For the 2009 season, Beadles was named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.[5][6] He was also listed at No. 6 on′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[7] He also was a First-team All-American by the FWAA.

In December 2009 he earned his degree in mechanical engineering.[8]

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Beadles was considered one of the best offensive linemen available for the 2010 NFL Draft. Analysts projected him as either an offensive tackle or guard.[1][9] He has been compared to former Ute All-American Jordan Gross.[9] He scored 36 on the Wonderlic intelligence test.[10]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4½ in 310 lb 33¾ in 9¾ in 36
All values from NFL Combine[11]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Beadles was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round (45th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2012, replacing New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins.[12]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On March 11, 2014, Beadles signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $13 million guaranteed.


  1. ^ a b "NFL Draft-2010 OT Draft Prospects", CBS Sportsline 
  2. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "2009 Preseason offensive tackle power rankings", 
  3. ^ "Zane Beadles Recruiting Profile",, retrieved August 22, 2009 
  4. ^ "Zane Beadles Recruiting Profile",, retrieved August 22, 2009 
  5. ^ Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009), 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced, Football Writers Association of America 
  6. ^ Haptonstall, Clark (August 18, 2009), Rotary Lombardi Award Announces Watch List 
  7. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings", 
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b Brandt, Gil (July 2009), "Idaho's Iupti, Texas' Hall top 2010 draft interior OL prospects", 
  10. ^ McGinn, Bob (February 25, 2010), "Packers may get offensive lineman they need in NFL draft", Journal Sentinel .
  11. ^ "Zane Beadles Combine Profile",, retrieved February 27, 2010 .
  12. ^ Broncos' Demaryius Thomas, Zane Beadles added to AFC's Pro Bowl roster

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