Intelligent football player ... worked himself into a starting position after a solid first season on the field ... outstanding student ... runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.
2002: Beam led the Bucs with six sacks and 12 tackles for losses ... Turned in a dominant game against Elon (10/19), finishing thr game with 11 tackles, six for losses and three and a half sacks ... Earned Southern Conference Player-of-the-Week for his efforts against Elon ... Finished second on the team with 73 tackles and also had an interception, four pass breakups a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... His sack total placed him 10th in the Southern Conference.
2001: Saw considerable action in his first year on the field for the Bucs, starting all 11 games ... second on the team in tackles for loss with seven ... season-high eight stops against Western Carolina (9/22) ... twice had two TFLs in a game ... recorded a pair of sacks ... recovered a fumble at Appalachian State (9/29).
High School: Defensive Lineman of the Year and team Most Valuable Player as a senior at Crest High ... finished the year with 37 solo tackles ... 18 quarterback hurries ... nine sacks ... one forced fumble ... one fumble recovery ... earned all-conference honors ... one of the best defensive ends in North Carolina.
Personal: Son of Larry and Deborah Beam ... born Aug. 19, 1982.
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