Travis Beckum life and biography

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Travis Beckum biography

Date of birth : 1987-01-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Travis Beckum is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

TRANSACTIONS


* Originally a 3rd round (100th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2009.

GIANTS NOTES


* Versatile tight end showed promise as a rookie and should earn more playing time as an NFL sophomore.

CAREER NOTES


* As a rookie in 2009, played in 15 games with 2 starts (10/18 at New Orleans, 1/3 at Minnesota)…Inactive vs. Dallas (12/6) due to groin injury…Finished the season with 8 receptions for 55 yards…Contributed 4 special teams tackles…Caught his first 2 career passes, for 1 and 7 yards, at Tampa Bay (9/27)…Also had 2 catches vs. Oakland (10/11) and at Minnesota (1/3), where he had a season-high 16 yards.

COLLEGE


* Played in 40 games, including 30 on offense, and started 20 at tight end for Wisconsin…Switched to tight end after playing his 1st season on defense…Caught 159 passes for 2,149 yards (13.5-yard avg.) and 11 touchdowns…His 159 catches rank 3rd in school history behind Lee Evans (175, 1999-2003) and Brandon Williams (202, 2002-05)…Broke the previous Badgers tight end record of 121 catches by Pat Richter (1960-62)…Became just the 5th player in school history to gain over 2,000 receiving yards in a career and his 2,159 yards also topped Richter's old school tight end record of 1,873 yards…Beckum's 75 receptions in 2007 tied Evans (2001) for the school season-record…Caught a career-high 11 passes vs. Illinois in 2007, tying Richter's single-game-record for tight ends (vs. Southern California in 1963)…In 2008, was a preseason 1st team All-America, but was limited to 6 games and 4 starts before missing the rest of the season after fracturing his left fibula vs. the Illini, an injury that required surgery.

OFF FIELD


* Joined Coach Coughlin to host local children fighting cancer and blood disorders for the Jay Fund Ice Cream Social at the Timex Performance Center.
* Attended the Champions for Children fundraiser gala benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
* Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party at Giants Stadium for 500 N.J. foster children.
* Served as the guest speaker for Iona Grammar School's Father-Son Communion Breakfast.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


* Attended Oak Creek High School in Milwaukee…Rated the state's best player and the nation's 6th-best linebacker by Rivals.com…Added Super Prep and Parade All-America honors and was named the state's unanimous Player of the Year as a senior…Ranked 7th on the Detroit Free Press' "Best of the Midwest" list and was selected to play in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…The 2-time All-State selection recorded 108 tackles, including 38 stops behind the line of scrimmage and 16 sacks as a senior…Also had 7 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries and 4 blocked kicks in 2004…In addition to earning 4 letters in football, he earned 3 more with the Oak Creek basketball team…Human Development and Family Studies major…Son of Sandy Dial and Supris Beckum… Born Jan. 24, 1987.

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