29 Facts About Justin Bethel

1. On March 24, 2018, Justin Bethel signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

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2. Justin Bethel entered training camp in 2017 competing against Brandon Williams, Tramon Williams, and Harlan Miller for the vacant starting cornerback position after Marcus Cooper departed for the Chicago Bears during free agency.

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3. Justin Bethel began the 2016 season as the backup to Patrick Peterson and Brandon Williams.

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4. Justin Bethel was expected to be the Arizona Cardinal's starting cornerback alongside Patrick Peterson after Jerraud Powers had departed through free agency.

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5. Justin Bethel missed organized team activities and the first three weeks of training camp.

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6. Justin Bethel received his third consecutive invitation to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a special teams player.

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7. Justin Bethel knocked the ball from DeAndrew White, but it was recovered by a 49er.

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8. Justin Bethel entered training camp competing with Jerraud Powers for the vacant starting cornerback job left by the departure of Antonio Cromartie.

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9. Justin Bethel was voted to the 2015 Pro Bowl as a special teams player, becoming the second player in franchise history to make the Pro Bowl multiple times as a special teamer.

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10. On November 2, 2014, Justin Bethel recorded his third career blocked field goal against the Dallas Cowboys.

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11. Justin Bethel competed for the starting cornerback job in training camp, going up against Antonio Cromartie, Jerraud Powers, and Brandon Sermons.

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12. Justin Bethel finished his second season with 21 tackles and two field goal blocks.

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13. Justin Bethel became the first player from Presbyterian to become a Pro bowler.

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14. Justin Bethel was selected to be in the 2014 Pro Bowl as a special teams player, joining teammates Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, and Calais Campbell.

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15. On September 15, 2013, Justin Bethel blocked a field goal for the first time in his career against the Detroit Lions.

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16. Justin Bethel entered his first training camp with the Cardinals as a free safety, but was moved to cornerback by defensive coordinator Ray Horton a few weeks into camp.

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17. Justin Bethel was the first Presbyterian player chosen in the NFL Draft since 1969.

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18. Justin Bethel was ranked as the seventh best free safety prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.

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19. On March 9, 2012, Justin Bethel participated at Presbyterians' pro day and opted to run the 40, 20, and 10-yard dash while performing positional drills.

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20. Justin Bethel had a YouTube video showing him making a vertical leap onto boxes five feet high.

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21. Justin Bethel caught the attention of pro scouts with a strong performance in the East-West Shrine Game.

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22. Justin Bethel forced one fumble and had 4.5 tackles for a loss.

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23. Justin Bethel blocked 3 kicks, two in a game against Gardner–Webb University.

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24. Justin Bethel had a team-best 79 tackles during 11 games, 55 of which were solo.

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25. Justin Bethel decided to attend Presbyterian, and majored in Business Administration.

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26. Justin Bethel helped the team win the State Championship in 2006.

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27. Justin Bethel started playing football at age 11 when he was in sixth grade.

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28. Justin Bethel was born in Sumter, South Carolina and at age 6 he moved with his family to Columbia.

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29. Justin Bethel was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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