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Encyclopedia > John Beck (American football)
John Beck
Miami DolphinsNo. 9
Quarterback
Date of Birth: August 21, 1981 (1981-08-21) (age 26)
Place of Birth: Hayward, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
National Football League Debut
2007 for the Miami Dolphins
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
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Stats at NFL.com

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Personal

John Beck was born August 21, 1981 in Hayward, California. His parents Wendell (a former track and field athlete for Brigham Young) and Julie Beck moved to Arizona. He first started playing football as a child at eight years old. He became an Eagle Scout.[1] He is a devout Mormon and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lisbon, Portugal from 2000 through 2002, and speaks fluent Portuguese. Beck was married in May of 2004 to Barbara Burke, and the couple has a son, Tyler. Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ... Lisbon (in Portuguese, Lisboa) is the capital and largest city of Portugal. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8...


High school career

Beck attended Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona, before being recruited by Brigham Young University. He received Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete honors at Mountain View High School, a three-year letterman, and led Mountain View High School to a state championship as a senior. His overall record was 25-2 during his junior and senior seasons. Beck earned first-team all-region, first-team all-state, USA Today All-American honorable mention and Dairyman first-team All-America honors. He was named the region Offensive Player of the Year and garnered first-team Super All-State and Super All-State Player-of-the-Year honors. Beck was further recognized as the Arizona High School Football Player of the Year and earned both the Ed Dougherty and Fred Enke Awards (Arizona Quarterback of the Year). During his senior year, he was named the MVP during the state championship game and selected as the Arizona All-Star game Most Valuable Player. Fox Sports has recognized Beck as the Arizona 5A Player of the Year. Beck also currently holds the Arizona high school record with 42 touchdown completions in a single season with only 4 interceptions. Beyond football, Beck also lettered twice in baseball as a pitcher and an infielder. For other schools named Mountain View High School, see Mountain View High School. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City  125. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ...


College career

As a 22-year old true freshman, Beck earned Academic All-Mountain West honors and competed in eight games, including four starts, becoming only the second true freshman to start at quarterback in Brigham Young history (vs. Stanford), completing 22-of-45 attempts for a season-high 279 yards against the Cardinal, including a season-long 56-yard bomb to Rodney Wilkerson. His first career victory occurred on Oct. 4, leading the Cougars to a 44-36 win at San Diego State. He later saw action at fourth-ranked USC, completing one pass for 12 yards and carrying the ball four times for 29 yards..


While a sophomore, Beck earned second-team All-Mountain West honors and started at quarterback in 10 of the Cougars' 11 games during the season. He broke the Mountain West Conference and Brigham Young single-game record with 67 pass attempts against UNLV on Oct. 8 and currently holds the MWC single-game sophomore record with 34 completions against UNLV. Beck averaged a MWC-best 261.0 yards per game against league opponents and averaged 233.0 yards per game against all opponents. He was named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 41-24 win over Air Force. Against San Diego State, Beck posted Brigham Young's highest quarterback rating since early in the 2001 season at 204.8. He also passed the 3,000-yard mark as a sophomore, ranking as the Cougars' third most prolific sophomore quarterback, while passing for at least one 50+ yard completion in six of eleven games. “Mountain West” redirects here. ...


As a junior, Beck was an All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection, named Academic All-MWC and named team offensive MVP. He threw for a league-best 3,709 yards, marking the most yards by a Brigham Young quarterback since Brandon Doman threw for over 3,500 yards in 2001. Beck was ranked fifth nationally with a league-best 309.1 yards-per-game average, including a league-high 517 yards against TCU on Sept. 24. Beck was twice named the MWC Offensive Player or the Week. He also set MWC single-game records with (i) 41 completions (vs. Boston College on Sept. 3) and (ii) 517 yards passing (vs. TCU on Sept. 24). He tied a MWC single-game record with five TD's (vs. TCU on Sept. 24) and was ranked second all-time in the Mountain West with 7,136 career passing yards and first in the Mountain West with 3,709 yards in 2005. Beck was a 2005 Davey O'Brien Award candidate and rated as the top passing quarterback in the MWC by Street & Smith's. College Football News listed Beck as one of the top-30 players in the Mountain West Conference, while Phil Steele's College Football Preview ranked him as one of the top-40 quarterbacks in the country.


As a senior, Beck was ranked as the 2nd best quarterback in the country by ESPN as measured in quarterback efficiency ratings (173.27)[2] and 5th best season leader in passing by CBS.[3]. He led Brigham Young to a record of 10-2, with a 8-0 record in the Mountain West Conference. He was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien and Unitas Golden Arm Awards, and created buzz on the Heisman watch lists. One site that tracks college football had him #4 on the Heisman watch list.[4] He was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the week following the come-from-behind victory over Utah on the last game of the 2006 season.[5] ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


On Nov. 25, 2006 Beck led the Cougars to his first victory over in-state rival University of Utah Utes, and Brigham Young's first in five years, by completing a TD pass to TE Jonny Harline as time expired. With three seconds left on the clock, Beck dropped back, shuffled left, was pressured by a late blitzing linebacker, then scrambled right (nearly 11 seconds in all) before throwing back across the field to Harline, who was standing alone in the endzone. Beck finished the game with 375 passing yards and 4 TD's. is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ... Jonny Harline was the starting tight end for the BYU Cougars through the 2006 football season. ...


Beck led the Cougars to their first bowl win since 1996, a 38-8 romp of the Oregon Ducks in the Las Vegas Bowl, at the end of the '06 season. The win was made in large part because of Beck and tight end Jonny Harline. Beck totaled 375 yards and two scores and also had 26 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Harline, Beck's main target, was named the MVP after a 181 yard and 1 touchdown performance. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Oregon Ducks refers to the mascot and sports teams of the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. ... The Las Vegas Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,000-seat Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1992. ...


Awards and honors

  • 2x Academic All-Mountain West (2003, 2005)
  • Second-team All-Mountain West (2004)
  • BYU Cougars MVP (2005)
  • 2x First-team All-Mountain West (2005-2006)
  • Sporting News Mountain West Preseason Offensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • Sporting News second-team All-American (2006)
  • Davey O'Brien Award finalist (2006)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist (2006)

“Mountain West” redirects here. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... OBrien Award logo The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nations outstanding senior quarterback in college football. ...

Statistics

Year Games Attempts Completions Comp % Yards Avg TDs Interceptions QB Rating
2003 8 145 73 50.3% 864 6.0 5 5 104.9
2004 11 343 192 56.0% 2563 7.5 15 8 128.5
2005 12 513 331 64.5% 3709 7.2 27 13 137.6
2006 12 417 289 69.3% 3885 9.3 32 8 169.1

Professional career

NFL Draft

Was chosen 40th overall in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He was the fourth Quarterback chosen behind Brady Quinn, JaMarcus Russell, and Kevin Kolb. The 2007 National Football League Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ... Brayden Tyler Brady Quinn (born October 27, 1984, Columbus, Ohio) to Robin and Ty Quinn. ... JaMarcus Russell (born August 9, 1985 in Mobile, Alabama) is a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. ... Kevin Benjamin Kolb (born August 24, 1984 in Victoria, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. ...


Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback John Beck to a four-year contract with nearly $3.25 million in guaranteed money and incentives making it worth up to $4.5 million and $6.5 million total over four years.[6]


Beck was the team's third-string quarterback during his first training camp and held the role to begin the 2007 season. He was elevated to the backup job when starter Trent Green was lost for the year with a concussion during the team's Week 5 contest against the Houston Texans. Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins[1] of the National Football League. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


Quarterback Cleo Lemon started the next three games for the Dolphins as they struggled to an 0-8 start to the season. With the team on a bye week in Week 9, head coach Cam Cameron announced that Beck would begin splitting reps with the first-team offense with Lemon in preparation for their Week 10 contest against the Buffalo Bills. On November 14, it was announced that Beck would assume the starting job, beginning with the team's Week 11 game at the Philadelphia Eagles on November 18. Cleo Lemon (born August 16, 1979 in Greenwood, Mississippi) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... Malcolm Cam Cameron (born February 6, 1961 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is currently head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


Beck and the Dolphins lost to the Eagles 17-7, failing to score on offense. In the game, Beck went just 9-for-22 (40.9%) for 109 yards and rushed twice for three yards. However, he was not sacked and committed no turnovers via fumble or interception. Rookie first-round pick Ted Ginn, Jr. also had the most productive game of his young career, catching four passes for 52 yards. Theodore Ted Ginn, Jr. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Derr, Aaron (Sep 2007). "On A Mission". Boys' Life: 34-37. 
  2. ^ ESPN, NCAA Division I-A Statistics, Nov. 27, 2006, http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/statistics
  3. ^ CBS Sportsline,http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/stats/playersort/NCAAF/QB
  4. ^ Todd Erikson, Fourth and inches..., Real Football 365, Nov. 23, 2006, http://www.realfootball365.com/college/articles/2006/11/fourth_and_inches_2.html
  5. ^ Beck named national player of week 11/27, Daily Herald, Nov. 27, 2006, http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/201365/3/
  6. ^ Dolphins sign Beck, still awaiting Ginn [1]

References

John Beck Stats. DI Statistics. NCAA (2006-10-30). Retrieved on 2006-10-30. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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