SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years
Beachum, Crawford, Thompson Chosen
Junior (2010): Started all 14 games at left tackle... Named First Team Conference USA... Blocked for an offense that totaled a school-record 3,861 passing yards and added 1,943 yards on the ground.
Sophomore (2009): Started all 13 games at left tackle... Blocked for an SMU offense that passed for a school record 3,666 yards, scored a school record 380 points and rolled up a school record 5,093 yards of total offense... Named second-team All-C-USA by the league's coaches... One of 12 student-athletes to receive the fall C-USA Spirit of Service Award... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All-Texas Team.
Freshman (2008): Started all 12 games at left tackle... Blocked for an offense that threw for a school-record-tying 29 TDs and ranked 17th in the nation in passing offense... Named to the College Football Top Ten & Pegasus News All-DFW College Football Team; 2007: Redshirted.
Prep: Named first-team All-District 19-3A as a senior and second-team All-District as a junior... Also a Super Cen-Tex player and All-Academic pick... Allowed only one sack in 2006... Rated a second-team preseason All-State prospect by TexasHSfootball.com... A two-star Rivals.com and Scout.com prospect... A Dave Campbell's Texas Football "Player To Watch"... Averaged a double-double in basketball and once scored 34 in a single game... Chose SMU over Iowa State and others.
Personal: Majoring in economics.