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Zane Beadles

Date of birth : 1986-11-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Casper, Wyoming
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-07

Zane Dae Beadles (born November 19, 1986) is an American football offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos. He attended the University of Utah. Beadles was regarded as one of the best offensive tackles of his class. Beadles was chosen by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

• An offensive lineman who was a four-year starter at the University of Utah, where he was a three-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and received several All-America honors as a senior.
• Started 50 games at Utah, opening 38 contests at left tackle and 12 games at left guard.
• Picked up numerous academic honors at Utah as a three-time Athletic Director’s Honor Roll selection who was a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy (athletics, academics and community) as a senior.
• Earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America while also receiving first-team All-MWC accolades for the second year in a row as a senior in 2009.
• Started 12 games at left guard as a second-team All-MWC choice during his sophomore year at Utah in 2007.
• Named first-team all-state as a senior at Hillcrest High School in Sandy, Utah, where he started along the offensive and defensive lines.
• Selected by the Broncos in the second round (45th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

QUICKLY: Beadles was selected by the Broncos in the second round (45th overall) of the 2010 Draft… Beadles was a four-year starter at the University of Utah, where he was a three-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and received several All-America honors as a senior.

2010: Beadles made his career debut in the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12), starting at right tackle.

2009: Beadles started all 13 games as a senior for Utah at left tackle and earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association and College Football News... Named second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Sports Illustrated... Received first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors for the second consecutive season after recording 89 knockdowns/key blocks to go along with 15 touchdown blocks... Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the third consecutive year... Voted a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy (athletics, academics and community) and was a Lowe’s Senior CLASS second-team All-American... Allowed just three quarterback pressures and 1.5 sacks in 405 pass plays while finishing with the highest grade on the Utes’ offensive line (88 percent)... Won 675 of his 770 total plays... Graded out at 90 percent or better in seven games.

2008: Beadles started 12 games at left tackle as a junior and led Utah with a career-best 109 knockdowns/key blocks while adding 13 touchdown blocks... Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors and was named Utah’s Top Offensive Lineman... Picked up first-team academic all-conference accolades... Penalized just twice for the year... Allowed only two sacks in 414 pass plays.

2007: Beadles started all 13 games for Utah at left tackle as a sophomore after moving from guard during preseason camp... Earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors... Recorded 76 knockdowns/key blocks to go along with 10 touchdown blocks.

2006: Beadles played all 13 games (12 starts) at left guard for Utah as a redshirt freshman... Registered 39 knockdowns/key blocks and seven touchdown blocks as part of a unit that tied for sixth in the nation while leading the Mountain West Conference in fewest sacks allowed (14).

2005: Beadles redshirted as a true freshman for Utah.

HIGH SCHOOL: Beadles was a team-captain and a three-year starter at Hillcrest High School in Sandy, Utah, where he did not miss a game during his career... Started along the offensive and defensive lines... Recorded 93 tackles, six sacks and one interception on defense and allowed zero sacks on offense as a senior to earn first-team all-state and all-region honors... Lettered three times in baseball... Lettered twice in basketball, receiving honorable mention all-state and first-team all-region honors.

PERSONAL: Beadles majored in mechanical engineering at Utah and earned a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for his classroom performance... Stepfather, Joe Legerski, is the women’s basketball coach at the University of Wyoming... Zane Dae Beadles was born on Nov. 19, 1986, in Casper, Wy.


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