Kelvin Beachum Celebrity Life
Kelvin Beachum’s full name is Kelvin Lee Beachum Junior, and he was born on the 8th of June 1989. He studied in the Mexia High School.
Beachum played college football for Southern Methodist University. There he played college football for mustangs for four years and was a starter for them.
During this time he competed in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Josh LeRibeus also played with him.
Many analysts believed that Beachum would be drafted either in the seventh round or he would end up becoming an undrafted free agent. The main reason for this was his height. Thanks to this the analysts and scouts were not sure which position best suited him.
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him during the seventh round. Among the offensive tackles drafted that year, he was 20th and the last.
Also, he was the third offensive lineman the Steelers took in the draft.
Beachum signed a four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steeler on the 10th of May 2012. This contract was worth 2.14 million dollars.
Also, he received a signing bonus of 49,816 dollars. In the training camp, he had to compete with Chris Scott, Marcus Gilbert, Mike Adams, and Max Starks. He got named third left tackle. Mike Adams and Max Starks were named ahead of him.
During the 2012 season, Beachum got his regular-season debut against the Oakland Raiders. Steeler lost that game 31-34. He got his start game against the Baltimore Ravens.
This game the steelers lost 10-13. During this match, Marcus Gilbert was injured and suffered from torn tendons on his ankles.
Mike Adam who was Gilbert’s backup also suffered an ankle injury. In his rookie season he was a starter for five of seven games. During this time he played 314 offensive snaps.
Max Starks left the team in 2013. This opened a spot in the left tackle. Beachum had competed with Adams and Gilbert for that spot. He was left tackle to Adams and right tackle to Gilbert for the regular season.
The first official starter game Beachum got was Tennessee Titans. The Steelers lost that match. Beachum replaced Adams for the Steelers week 6 game against the Titans.
He held the position for the rest of the season. At the end of the2013 season, he played 840 offensive snaps.
During the 2014 season, Beachum had established himself as the de facto left tackle. In this season he was a starter for all 16 games and PRO Football Focus had named him the fifth-best tackle that season.
For pass-blocking efficiency, he was placed third. The first two positions went to Joe Thomas and Andrew Whitworth.
Now that Beachum was entering the last year of his rookie contract the Steelers offered to extend his contract. However, he declined the offer.
During the final season of his rookie contract, he played left tackle. Steelers played the Arizona Cardinals on the 18th of October. But Beachum was forced to leave the game as he had torn his left ACL. This injury ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Beachum became a free agent on the 9th of March 2016. He met with many teams including Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks.
In the end, he signed a one-year contract with Jacksonville Jaguars on the 15th of March 2016. The contract was worth five million dollars and it included the option which turns it into a four-year contract worth 40 million dollars and provides Beachum with a guaranteed 1.5 million dollars.
Beachum’s run with the Jaguars was considered a disappointment because of the 49 quarterback pressures surrendered by him. Jaguars decided on the 15th of February not to activate the four-year option. This made Beachum a free agent again.
New Contract with the Jets
New York Jets offered a three-year contract worth 24 million dollars along with a guarantee of 12 million dollars. They also offered him 4.5 million dollars as a signing bonus.
The Jets chose him to replace Ryan Clady who had left. Beachum was a starter for all the 2017 games and his performance as a starting left tackle overshadowed the Ryan Clady.
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