Players

Vic Beasley
OLB #44
Height:
6-3
Weight:
246
Age:
25
College:
Clemson
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
5
SCK
2.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 70 55 15 21.5 0 5 1 0 -- 0 0 9 1
2017 ATL 3 1 5 3 2 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 ATL 16 12 39 32 7 15.5 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 6 1
2015 ATL 16 16 26 20 6 4.0 -- 3 1 0 -- 0 0 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CHI W 23-17 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 GB W 34-23 2 1 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
3 @DET W 30-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 BUF L 17-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 MIA L 17-20 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the first round (8th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (Falcons)

Saw action in all 16 games with 12 starts. Led the NFL with 15.5 sacks and added 39 tackles (32 solo), 15 quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss, and six forced fumbles. Also posted 28 quarterback hurries.

Named to his first Pro Bowl and earned AP All-Pro honors for his breakout performance in 2016.

His 15.5 sacks are the second most by a Falcon in a single season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Only John Abraham had more with 16.5 in 2008.

Had a breakout game at Denver (10/9), posting a career-best 3.5 sacks and eight total tackles along with a pair of forced fumbles. His 3.5 sacks are tied for the fourth most in a single game in franchise history (Chuck Smith/Claude Humphrey 5.0; Claude Humphrey 4.0; John Abraham 3.5) and were the most by a player in a single game this season.

Became the first Falcons to record double-digit sacks in a single season since John Abraham (10) in 2012, dropping Alex Smith for a four-yard loss against Kansas City (12/4). Also tied Lester Archambeau for the second-most forced fumbles in a single season in club history with five.

Recorded his fourth multi-sack game of the season and scored his first career touchdown in Atlanta’s 42-14 win at Los Angeles (12/11). Forced his sixth fumble of the season and returned the ball 21 yards for a TD. Became the 10th player in NFL history - first Falcon - to have three sacks and a FR-TD in a game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the first round (8th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (Falcons)

Saw action in all 16 games with 12 starts. Led the NFL with 15.5 sacks and added 39 tackles (32 solo), 15 quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss, and six forced fumbles. Also posted 28 quarterback hurries.

Named to his first Pro Bowl and earned AP All-Pro honors for his breakout performance in 2016.

His 15.5 sacks are the second most by a Falcon in a single season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Only John Abraham had more with 16.5 in 2008.

Had a breakout game at Denver (10/9), posting a career-best 3.5 sacks and eight total tackles along with a pair of forced fumbles. His 3.5 sacks are tied for the fourth most in a single game in franchise history (Chuck Smith/Claude Humphrey 5.0; Claude Humphrey 4.0; John Abraham 3.5) and were the most by a player in a single game this season.

Became the first Falcons to record double-digit sacks in a single season since John Abraham (10) in 2012, dropping Alex Smith for a four-yard loss against Kansas City (12/4). Also tied Lester Archambeau for the second-most forced fumbles in a single season in club history with five.

Recorded his fourth multi-sack game of the season and scored his first career touchdown in Atlanta’s 42-14 win at Los Angeles (12/11). Forced his sixth fumble of the season and returned the ball 21 yards for a TD. Became the 10th player in NFL history - first Falcon - to have three sacks and a FR-TD in a game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

CAREER

In two seasons, has played in 32 games with 28 starts while totaling 66 tackles (52 solo), 19.5 sacks, one interception, 13 tackles for loss, eight forced fumbles, and five passes defensed.

Started all 16 games and led the team with four sacks. Added 27 tackles (20 solo), one interception, two forced fumbles, and two passes defensed. According to NFL True Media, Beasley’s four sacks were a Falcons rookie record.

Started his first NFL game and recorded three tackles (one solo) while adding one quarterback hit and one pass defense agains Philadelphia (9/14).

Notched his first NFL sack at New York (9/20), dropping QB Eli Manning and forcing a fumble. Also added five tackles (three solo).

Posted four tackles, one pass defense, one forced fumble, and this fourth sack of the season against Carolina (12/27). Sealed the win with a 13-yard strip-sack of QB Cam Newton in the fourth quarter.

COLLEGE

Appeared in 48 games for Clemson, starting in 28 of those contests. He is the all-time sack leader for Clemson with 33 career sacks, fourth in tackles for loss with 52.5 and seventh in forced fumbles with seven.

As a senior in 2014, he was one of three finalists for the Bednarik Award, one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award and one of six finalists for the Hendricks Award. He was first-team All-American by AFCA, AP, College Sports Madness and Walter Camp. He was also voted ACC defensive player of the year and first team all-ACC.

In 2013, he was a first-team All-ACC selection and was a menace of the field recording 44 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, six pass breakups, four caused fumbles and one recovered fumble in 13 starts.

As a sophomore, he was voted honorable mention sophomore All-American. He showed that he would be an impressive player when he lead the team in sacks with eight, which was fourth most in the ACC. He also had 18 tackles and eight tackles for loss.

PERSONAL

Rated as the No. 16 athlete in the nation by ESPN, the number 37 athlete in the nation and No. 37 player in Georgia by Rivals.com.

Played running back in high school. During his senior year he had 120 rushes for 828 yards and seven touchdowns. Also had seven punt returns for a 17.3-yard average and two touchdowns. In his only kickoff return he took it 80 yards for a touchdown.

He was first-team all-state by AP and Georgia Sportswriter Association. Also named all-county and all-area as a junior and senior while playing high school and AAU basketball. He averaged a double-double for the Georgia All-Stars.

His late father, Victor, played football at Auburn from 1982 -1984.

He graduated Aug. 8, 2014 before his final season at Clemson with a degree in sociology.

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