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Jon Beason
OLB #52
Height:
6-0
Weight:
235
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 84 676 509 167 4 0 32 10 0 116 -- 44
2013 NYG 12 93 65 28 0 -- 1 1 0 9 9 9
2013 CAR 3 11 7 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 4 28 16 12 0 -- 2 1 0 2 2 2
2011 CAR 1 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 121 90 31 1 -- 8 1 0 7 7 7
2009 CAR 16 141 111 30 3 -- 7 3 0 46 15.3 18
2008 CAR 16 138 110 28 0 -- 8 3 0 52 17.3 44
2007 CAR 16 140 106 34 0 -- 6 1 0 0 -- 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Traded by Carolina to the New York Giants in exchange for a 2014 undisclosed draft choice (10/4/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee and injured left shoulder by Carolina (10/24/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left Achilles tendon by Carolina (9/14/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/30/11)...Selected by Carolina in the first round (25th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft (4/28/07).

GP/GS
Career (69/69) [1/1]; 2012 (4/4); 2011 (1/1); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (16/16); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16).

2012
Started the first four games at middle linebacker and was inactive for the next two games for Carolina...Placed on injured reserve with left shoulder and right knee injuries (10/24)...Posted 38 tackles, one quarterback pressure, one interception and one pass defensed...Led the Panthers in tackles in three of four games played...At Tampa Bay (9/9): Gathered a team-high 12 tackles...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Sealed win by intercepting Saints quarterback Drew Brees with 22 seconds left...Paced team with a season-high 14 tackles...Suffered a torn labrum in left shoulder...Vs. New York Giants (9/20): Sustained cartilage damage in right knee.

2011
Started the season opener at middle linebacker for Carolina at Arizona (9/11) and made three tackles...Suffered a torn left Achilles tendon while pursuing Cardinals tight end Jeff King in the third quarter and was placed on injured reserve (9/14).

2010
Started all 16 games for Carolina...Started the first eight games at weakside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for the final eight following a season-ending hip injury to Dan Connor...Led the Panthers in tackles for the fourth consecutive year with 162, the second most in team history...Responsible for the four highest single-season tackle totals in franchise annals...Tallied 10 or more tackles in 10-of-16 games... Notched one sack, two quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and one interception...Tied for second on the team with eight passes defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...HONORS: Played in the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year...Attended the all-star game as an outside linebacker after playing the previous two at middle linebacker...Set a team record for the most Pro Bowls by a linebacker, topping the two by Kevin Greene after the 1996 and 1998 seasons...At New York Giants (9/12): Made first start at weakside linebacker since rookie year in 2007...Vs. Baltimore (11/21): Equaled single-game career high with 17 tackles...Forced a fumble by Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin...At Cleveland (11/28): Intercepted Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme on the first play of the second half...At Seattle (12/5): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a seven-yard loss...Vs. Arizona (12/19): Jarred the ball loose from Cardinals running back Tim Hightower to force a fumble.

2009
Started all 16 games at middle linebacker for the third consecutive season...Set a franchise record with a team-leading 169 tackles, breaking his previous mark of 160 in 2007...Posted three sacks, five quarterback hurries, three interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Collected 10 or more tackles in 12-of-16 games...Anchored defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...HONORS: Appeared in second consecutive Pro Bowl...Second-team AP All-Pro selection...NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 16 at the New York Giants (12/27)...Posted 13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in 41-9 win...Forced fumble on Giants' first drive at Carolina 17-yard line led to field goal as Panthers scored 31 consecutive points...Vs. Philadelphia (9/13): Picked off Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb...At Dallas (9/28): Sacked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for an eight-yard loss...Vs. Washington (10/11): Dropped Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a three-yard sack...At New Orleans (11/8): Recovered a fumble by Saints quarterback Drew Brees that led to a Panthers touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/6): Intercepted Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman twice with both thefts coming near the Panthers goal line to stop scoring opportunities...At New York Giants (12/27): Took down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a nine-yard sack...Forced a fumble by Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham to thwart a Giants scoring drive.

2008
Started all 16 games...Led the Panthers in tackles for the second consecutive season with 159...Tied for team lead with three interceptions...Posted one fumble recovery, four passes defensed and two quarterback hurries...HONORS: Selected to first ever Bowl...First-team AP All-Pro choice...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Intercepted Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard to set up John Kasay 32-yard field goal...Part of defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular-season shutout in team history...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Picked off Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter at the Panthers five-yard line to help preserve 27-23 victory...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Stopped Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper short of the goal-line on a two-point conversion attempt to preserve a two-point lead for Carolina...At Green Bay (11/30): Picked off Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal victory...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at middle linebacker in first career postseason contest...Intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in the third quarter.

2007
Started all 16 games...Led the Panthers with a then club-record 160 tackles...Recorded seven passes defensed, three quarterback hurries, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...First rookie to lead the team in tackles in club history...Surpassed Micheal Barrow's club record of 158 takedowns in 1998 and broke Lester Towns' team rookie record of 103 tackles in 2001...Started the first four games at outside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for the last 12 contests...Key member of a defense that finished the season 11th in the NFL in yards per play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt...Helped defense limit opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing in seven contests...Registered four tackles...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...At St. Louis (9/9): Started at outside linebacker in first career NFL game and tallied four tackles...Contributed to a defensive unit that limited St. Louis to 238 total net yards and 76 rushing yards...At New Orleans (10/7): Made first start at middle linebacker in place of an injured Dan Morgan and led the team with 10 tackles...At Tennessee (11/4): Posted first fumble recovery of his career and led the team with 13 tackles...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Registered first-career interception when he victimized 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer in the second quarter...Paced the defense with a team-high eight tackles...Vs. Dallas (12/22): Collected a season high 17 tackles in addition to notching one forced fumble.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games with 22 starts at Miami (FL)...Collected 187 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and three passes defensed...Began career as a fullback but shifted to linebacker as a redshirt freshman...2006 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with nine starts at weakside linebacker...Did not play at Duke because of a sore knee...Voted by his teammates as a team captain...Led the Hurricanes with 92 tackles...Recorded 2.5 sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass defensed...Tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles...Amassed a career-high 17 tackles at Virginia...2005 (So.): Played in 12 games with 10 starts at weakside linebacker...Posted 66 tackles, four quarterback pressures and one pass defensed...Notched 11 special teams tackles...2004 (Fr.): Played in 12 games, starting at strongside linebacker for the final month of the season...Registered 29 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed...2003: Played in two games at fullback before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury...Carried one time for three yards...Received a medical redshirt after the season.

PERSONAL
Attended Chaminade-Madonna HS in Miramar, Fla....Majored in sports administration at Miami.

TRANSACTIONS
Traded by Carolina to the New York Giants in exchange for a 2014 undisclosed draft choice (10/4/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee and injured left shoulder by Carolina (10/24/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left Achilles tendon by Carolina (9/14/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/30/11)...Selected by Carolina in the first round (25th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft (4/28/07).

GP/GS
Career (69/69) [1/1]; 2012 (4/4); 2011 (1/1); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (16/16); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16).

2012
Started the first four games at middle linebacker and was inactive for the next two games for Carolina...Placed on injured reserve with left shoulder and right knee injuries (10/24)...Posted 38 tackles, one quarterback pressure, one interception and one pass defensed...Led the Panthers in tackles in three of four games played...At Tampa Bay (9/9): Gathered a team-high 12 tackles...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Sealed win by intercepting Saints quarterback Drew Brees with 22 seconds left...Paced team with a season-high 14 tackles...Suffered a torn labrum in left shoulder...Vs. New York Giants (9/20): Sustained cartilage damage in right knee.

2011
Started the season opener at middle linebacker for Carolina at Arizona (9/11) and made three tackles...Suffered a torn left Achilles tendon while pursuing Cardinals tight end Jeff King in the third quarter and was placed on injured reserve (9/14).

2010
Started all 16 games for Carolina...Started the first eight games at weakside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for the final eight following a season-ending hip injury to Dan Connor...Led the Panthers in tackles for the fourth consecutive year with 162, the second most in team history...Responsible for the four highest single-season tackle totals in franchise annals...Tallied 10 or more tackles in 10-of-16 games... Notched one sack, two quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and one interception...Tied for second on the team with eight passes defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...HONORS: Played in the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year...Attended the all-star game as an outside linebacker after playing the previous two at middle linebacker...Set a team record for the most Pro Bowls by a linebacker, topping the two by Kevin Greene after the 1996 and 1998 seasons...At New York Giants (9/12): Made first start at weakside linebacker since rookie year in 2007...Vs. Baltimore (11/21): Equaled single-game career high with 17 tackles...Forced a fumble by Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin...At Cleveland (11/28): Intercepted Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme on the first play of the second half...At Seattle (12/5): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a seven-yard loss...Vs. Arizona (12/19): Jarred the ball loose from Cardinals running back Tim Hightower to force a fumble.

2009
Started all 16 games at middle linebacker for the third consecutive season...Set a franchise record with a team-leading 169 tackles, breaking his previous mark of 160 in 2007...Posted three sacks, five quarterback hurries, three interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Collected 10 or more tackles in 12-of-16 games...Anchored defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...HONORS: Appeared in second consecutive Pro Bowl...Second-team AP All-Pro selection...NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 16 at the New York Giants (12/27)...Posted 13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in 41-9 win...Forced fumble on Giants' first drive at Carolina 17-yard line led to field goal as Panthers scored 31 consecutive points...Vs. Philadelphia (9/13): Picked off Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb...At Dallas (9/28): Sacked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for an eight-yard loss...Vs. Washington (10/11): Dropped Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a three-yard sack...At New Orleans (11/8): Recovered a fumble by Saints quarterback Drew Brees that led to a Panthers touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/6): Intercepted Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman twice with both thefts coming near the Panthers goal line to stop scoring opportunities...At New York Giants (12/27): Took down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a nine-yard sack...Forced a fumble by Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham to thwart a Giants scoring drive.

2008
Started all 16 games...Led the Panthers in tackles for the second consecutive season with 159...Tied for team lead with three interceptions...Posted one fumble recovery, four passes defensed and two quarterback hurries...HONORS: Selected to first ever Bowl...First-team AP All-Pro choice...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Intercepted Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard to set up John Kasay 32-yard field goal...Part of defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular-season shutout in team history...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Picked off Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter at the Panthers five-yard line to help preserve 27-23 victory...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Stopped Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper short of the goal-line on a two-point conversion attempt to preserve a two-point lead for Carolina...At Green Bay (11/30): Picked off Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal victory...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at middle linebacker in first career postseason contest...Intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in the third quarter.

2007
Started all 16 games...Led the Panthers with a then club-record 160 tackles...Recorded seven passes defensed, three quarterback hurries, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...First rookie to lead the team in tackles in club history...Surpassed Micheal Barrow's club record of 158 takedowns in 1998 and broke Lester Towns' team rookie record of 103 tackles in 2001...Started the first four games at outside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for the last 12 contests...Key member of a defense that finished the season 11th in the NFL in yards per play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt...Helped defense limit opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing in seven contests...Registered four tackles...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...At St. Louis (9/9): Started at outside linebacker in first career NFL game and tallied four tackles...Contributed to a defensive unit that limited St. Louis to 238 total net yards and 76 rushing yards...At New Orleans (10/7): Made first start at middle linebacker in place of an injured Dan Morgan and led the team with 10 tackles...At Tennessee (11/4): Posted first fumble recovery of his career and led the team with 13 tackles...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Registered first-career interception when he victimized 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer in the second quarter...Paced the defense with a team-high eight tackles...Vs. Dallas (12/22): Collected a season high 17 tackles in addition to notching one forced fumble.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games with 22 starts at Miami (FL)...Collected 187 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and three passes defensed...Began career as a fullback but shifted to linebacker as a redshirt freshman...2006 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with nine starts at weakside linebacker...Did not play at Duke because of a sore knee...Voted by his teammates as a team captain...Led the Hurricanes with 92 tackles...Recorded 2.5 sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass defensed...Tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles...Amassed a career-high 17 tackles at Virginia...2005 (So.): Played in 12 games with 10 starts at weakside linebacker...Posted 66 tackles, four quarterback pressures and one pass defensed...Notched 11 special teams tackles...2004 (Fr.): Played in 12 games, starting at strongside linebacker for the final month of the season...Registered 29 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed...2003: Played in two games at fullback before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury...Carried one time for three yards...Received a medical redshirt after the season.

PERSONAL
Attended Chaminade-Madonna HS in Miramar, Fla....Majored in sports administration at Miami.

 

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