15 Facts About Jon Beason


Jonathan Beason was born on January 14,1985 and is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League.


Jon Beason played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, and was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.


Jon Beason played multiple positions including linebacker, strong safety and fullback.


Jon Beason began his career at fullback, but shifted to linebacker as a redshirt freshman.


Jon Beason competed on the indoor squad during the spring, finishing 18th at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships with a season best mark of 6.50 meters in the long jump.


Jon Beason was drafted in the first round with the 25th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.


Jon Beason had a great rookie season, finishing second behind Patrick Willis in tackles for a rookie with 140.


Jon Beason finished second in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting behind Willis, receiving two votes.


However, Davis was not taken off the list by the Panthers, and Jon Beason had to assume the role further until Dan Connor, who had taken over the inside linebacker position, had a season-ending injury, thus moving Jon Beason back inside.


However, Jon Beason was rewarded for his temporary switch to the position, and was designated a Pro Bowl alternate at the outside linebacker position, and later was awarded a spot when Lance Briggs backed out due to an injury.


However, in the 2012 NFL season, Jon Beason lost his middle linebacker starting position to Boston College draft pick Luke Kuechly, who would win the Defensive Rookie of the year for the 2012 season.


Jon Beason played in the first two games of the season but reinjured the toe and missed the next three before returning to play on a limited basis against the Eagles in Week 6 and Cowboys in Week 7.


On November 7,2015, Jon Beason was placed on the Giants' injured reserve for ankle and knee injuries, after appearing in only 5 of the Giants eight games.


Jon Beason was scheduled to undergo knee surgery and was told by doctors that it was best he retire.


Jon Beason ended up playing just 21 games in 3 seasons with the Giants.