C. J. Beathard Wiki – Biography
Casey Jarrett Beathard is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
Hours after San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback C.J. Beathard learned his younger brother was fatally stabbed, he left town to be with his family and was forced to miss a game Saturday night. But before he left, the football star gave his head coach Kyle Shanahan one last message: ‘You make sure the guys go win this game.’ Clayton Beathard, 22, was stabbed along with Paul Trapani III, 21, on Saturday shortly before 3 am outside The Dogwood Bar in Nashville, Tennessee following an alleged argument over a woman.
C. J. Beathard Age
Born November 16, 1993Franklin, Tennessee
C. J. Beathard Position
CC. J. Beathard Career Year
Year San Francisco 49ers (2017–present)
C. J. Beathard Early years
Beathard attended Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. He played high school football for the Battle Ground Academy Wildcats. After his high school football career, he committed to the University of Iowa to play college football.
C. J. Beathard 2016 season
In his final season with the Hawkeyes, Beathard helped lead the team to an 8–4 record in the regular season. The team qualified for the Outback Bowl against Florida. The Gators won by a score of 30–3 in Beathard’s final collegiate game. Overall, in the 2016 season, Beathard had 1,929 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
C. J. Beathard Professional career
Beathard received an invitation to play in the 2017 Senior Bowl. He met with representatives from the Chicago Bears during the week of the Senior Bowl but failed to stand out after a week of practice. On January 28, 2017, Beathard played for the North team and was limited to two passes for 4 passing yards and a 12-yard rush as the North lost 15–16 to the South. He attended the NFL combine and performed the vertical jump, broad jump, and positional drills. Due to a hamstring injury, he opted to skip the 40-yard dash, short shuttle, and three-cone drill. On March 27, 2017, Beathard participated at Iowa’s pro day along with Desmond King, Jaleel Johnson, George Kittle, Riley McCarron, LeShun Daniels Jr., Cole Croston, Faith Ekakitie, Anthony Gair, Jake Duzey, and Ron Coluzzi. He performed the short shuttle, three-cone drill, vertical jump, broad jump, and passing drills for the team representatives and scouts who attended from all 32 NFL teams. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Beathard was projected to be a sixth or seventh-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.
C. J. Beathard 2018 season
In 2018, the plan was for Beathard to be the backup to Garoppolo. However, Garoppolo tore his ACL during a 38–27 Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, making Beathard the starter. On September 30, in a 29–27 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Beathard connected with fellow Hawkeye alum tight-end George Kittle for an 82-yard touchdown. Beathard passed for 298 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions and also rushed for 19 yards. In a Week 5 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, he had a career-high 349 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions while also rushing for seven yards and a touchdown. After playing in Week 8 against the Cardinals, Beathard suffered a wrist injury. Nick Mullens started the next game against the Oakland Raiders in Beathard’s place. Beathard did not appear in any other games in the 2018 season. Overall, Beathard finished his second professional season with 1,252 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions while also rushing for 69 yards and a touchdown.
C. J. Beathard Personal life
Beathard is the son of country music songwriter Casey Beathard, the brother of country music singer Tucker Beathard, the grandson of former NFL executive Bobby Beathard, who is a Pro Football Hall of Famer and the great-nephew of former NFL quarterback Pete Beathard. On December 21, 2019, Beathard’s younger brother, Clay, was fatally stabbed outside of a bar.