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Jon Beason biography

Date of birth : 1985-01-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Miramar, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jonathan Beason is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers 25th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Selected by Carolina in the first round (25th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft (4/28/07).

Career (48/48) [1/1]; 2009 (16/16); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16).

Started all 16 games at middle linebacker for the third consecutive season...Set a franchise record with a team-leading 169 tackles, breaking his previous mark of 160 in 2007...Posted three sacks, five quarterback hurries, three interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Collected 10 or more tackles in 12-of-16 games...Anchored defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...HONORS: Appeared in second consecutive Pro Bowl...Second-team AP All-Pro selection...NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 16 at the New York Giants (12/27)...Posted 13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in 41-9 win...Forced fumble on Giants' first drive at Carolina 17-yard line led to field goal as Panthers scored 31 consecutive points...Vs. Philadelphia (9/13): Picked off Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb...At Dallas (9/28): Sacked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for an eight-yard loss...Vs. Washington (10/11): Dropped Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a three-yard sack...At New Orleans (11/8): Recovered a fumble by Saints quarterback Drew Brees that led to a Panthers touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/6): Intercepted Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman twice with both thefts coming near the Panthers goal line to stop scoring opportunities...At New York Giants (12/27): Took down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a nine-yard sack...Forced a fumble by Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham to thwart a Giants scoring drive.

Started all 16 games...Led the Panthers with 159 tackles, the second-highest single-season total in club history behind his 160 in 2007...Tied for team lead with three interceptions...Posted one fumble recovery, four passes defensed and two quarterback hurries...HONORS: Selected to first ever Bowl...First-team AP All-Pro choice...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Intercepted Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard to set up John Kasay 32-yard field goal...Part of defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular-season shutout in team history...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Picked off Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter at the Panthers five-yard line to help preserve 27-23 victory...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Stopped Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper short of the goal-line on a two-point conversion attempt to preserve a two-point lead for Carolina...At Green Bay (11/30): Picked off Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal victory...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at middle linebacker in first career postseason contest...Intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in the third quarter.

Started all 16 games...Led the Panthers with a club-record 160 tackles...Recorded seven passes defensed, three quarterback hurries, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...First rookie to lead the team in tackles in club history and set a team record with 160 tackles, surpassing Micheal Barrow's club record of 158 takedowns in 1998 and breaking Lester Towns' team rookie record of 103 tackles in 2001...Started the first four games at outside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for the last 12 contests...Key member of a defense that finished the season 11th in the NFL in yards per play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt...Helped defense limit opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing in seven contests...Registered four tackles...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...At St. Louis (9/9): Started at outside linebacker in first career NFL game and tallied four tackles...Contributed to a defensive unit that limited St. Louis to 238 total net yards and 76 rushing yards...At New Orleans (10/7): Made first start at middle linebacker in place of an injured Dan Morgan and led the team with 10 tackles...At Tennessee (11/4): Posted first fumble recovery of his career and led the team with 13 tackles...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Registered first-career interception when he victimized 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer in the second quarter...Paced the defense with a team-high eight tackles...Vs. Dallas (12/22): Collected a season high 17 tackles in addition to notching one forced fumble.

Played in 38 games with 22 starts at Miami (FL)...Collected 187 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and three passes defensed...Began career as a fullback but shifted to linebacker as a redshirt freshman...2006 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with nine starts at weakside linebacker...Did not play at Duke because of a sore knee...Voted by his teammates as a team captain...Led the Hurricanes with 92 tackles...Recorded 2.5 sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass defensed...Tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles...Amassed a career-high 17 tackles at Virginia...2005 (So.): Played in 12 games with 10 starts at weakside linebacker...Posted 66 tackles, four quarterback pressures and one pass defensed...Notched 11 special teams tackles...2004 (Fr.): Played in 12 games, starting at strongside linebacker for the final month of the season...Registered 29 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed...2003: Played in two games at fullback before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury...Carried one time for three yards...Received a medical redshirt after the season.

Attended Chaminade-Madonna HS in Miramar, Fla....Majored in sports administration at Miami.

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