Travis Beckum

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Travis Beckum
No. --     Free agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-24) January 24, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Oak Creek (WI)
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 100
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Giants
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions26
Receiving Yards264
Receiving TDs3
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Travis Beckum
No. --     Free agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-24) January 24, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Oak Creek (WI)
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 100
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Giants
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions26
Receiving Yards264
Receiving TDs3
Stats at NFL.com

Travis Tyrell Beckum (born January 24, 1987) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

Early years[edit]

Travis Beckum played football for Oak Creek High School. He participated in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl where he was the leading tackler.

College career[edit]

In 2005 Beckum saw limited action in 10 games as reserve on defense and on special teams. The following year Beckum switched to the tight end position and saw more action. Beckum was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award and was named second-team All-American by Walter Camp and SI.com. He caught 61 passes for 903 yards and 5 scores as a sophomore, and improved to 75, 982 and 6 as a junior. He was at his best in the biggest games, totaling 10 catches and 132 yards in a shootout against Michigan St, 11 for 160 at rival Illinois, and 9 for 140 at Ohio St.

On October 26, 2008, Beckum broke his leg in a 27-17 win over Illinois, ending his senior season. He finished with just 23 catches and 264 yards as a senior, but is regarded as one of the best at his position in Wisconsin history.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Beckum was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round as the 100th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, Beckum started 2 games out 15 played and had 8 receptions for 55 yards. The next year, 2010, he played in all 16 games, starting in 2, and had 13 receptions and a total of 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. Beckum caught 5 passes for 93 yards (18.6 yards per catch) and one touchdown as a backup tight end to Jake Ballard in 2011.[citation needed] During Super Bowl XLVI, Beckum tore his ACL. Despite his injury, the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots 21-17.

On August 27, 2012, Beckum was placed on the physically unable to perform list. He will be eligible to be activated off the PUP list after the completion of the first six games.[1] On November 3, Beckum was activated after Mitch Petrus was released.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Source: [1]

ReceivingFumbles
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
2009NYG1528556.9150--
2010NYG160131168.9292--
2011NYG13059318.6671--
Total4442626410.267300

References[edit]

  1. ^ Youngmisuk, Ohm (August 27, 2012). "New York Giants shelve Chris Canty, Travis Beckum amid recoveries". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (2012-11-03). "Giants activate TE Beckum, cut OL Petrus". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-11-03.