Falcons Agree to Terms with Top Pick Beasley

The Falcons' 2016 roster is constantly evolving and we've amassed all the players in one gallery that will be updated throughout the year

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have agreed to terms with outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr.

Beasley, 6-3, 246 pounds, played in 48 games with 25 starts during his career at Clemson and amassed 101 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and scored two touchdowns. He ranks first in school history in sacks, fourth in tackles for loss, and tied for seventh in forced fumbles while also posting at least one sack in eight consecutive games between 2013 and 2014. Beasley was a two-time first-team All American and a two-time first-team All-ACC selection.

In 2014, Beasley was a finalist for the Bednarik, Lombardi, and Hendricks awards and a semifinalist for the Lott Impact Trophy. He was named the ACC Defensive Player-of-the-Year and a first-team all-conference selection by the league's media and coaches, and earned first-team All-America honors from AFCA, Associated Press, College Sports Madness, and Walter Camp. Beasley was named a second-team All-American by Athlon, CBS Sports, FWAA, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Scout.com, and USA Today as well as honorable mention All-American by SI.com.

He played in 13 games with 12 starts last season, leading the team with 21.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Beasley also added 37 tackles, nine quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content