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This is a 2019 photo of Vic Beasley of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team. This image reflects the Atlanta Falcons active roster as of Monday, June 10, 2019 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Vic Beasley, Jr.

Outside Linebacker

#44

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 246 lbs

College: Clemson

2019 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    28
  • SCK
    8
  • FF
    2
  • INT

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PRO: The Titans signed unrestricted free agent Vic Beasley Jr. to bolster the team's depth and experience at outside linebacker. The 6-foot-3-inch, 246-pounder saw action in 78 games with 60 starts while totaling 156 tackles, 37.5 sacks, one interception, 36 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles, 12 passes defensed, and 46 quarterback hits during his first five seasons (2015-19) with the Atlanta Falcons. The former 2015 first-round pick has shown incredible burst as a pass rusher as a pro and was named to his lone Pro Bowl in 2016 after leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
•   In 2019, Beasley Jr. notched a career-best 42 tackles, including eight for a loss and eight sacks.
•   In 2016, Beasley Jr. led the NFL with 15.5 sacks and added 39 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and 28 quarterback hurries. Named to his first Pro Bowl and earned AP All-Pro honors for his breakout performance in 2016.
•   In 2015, Beasley Jr. started all 16 games and led the team with a club rookie record four sacks.

TITANS TIDBITS:
•   Beasley Jr.'s late father, Victor, played football at Auburn from 1982-1984.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
•   The Adairsville, Ga., native was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
•   Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 31, 2020.

SEASON RECAPS: 
2019 (16/15 - Atlanta): Played in all 16 games with 15 starts and recorded a career-high 42 tackles, including eight for a loss, eight sacks, 12 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed.
•   At New Orleans (11/10), notched four tackles, including 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hits in the road victory.
•   Against Carolina (12/8), recorded two strip-sacks, with one fumble recovered by Tyeler Davison that led to a 13-yard touchdown run by Devonta Freeman.
•   At San Francisco (12/15), matched a season-high with five tackles, including a sack and a quarterback hit in a road win against the eventual NFC champions.

2018 (16/9 - Atlanta):Played in all 16 games with nine starts, recording 20 tackles, five sacks, three passes defensed, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, seven tackles for loss and eight quarterback hits.
•   Against Dallas (11/18), recorded his first double-sack game during since 2016.
•   Against Baltimore (12/2), recorded his second-career fumble recovery for a touchdown when he scooped up a loose ball and raced 74 yards for a score.

2017 (14/8, 2/2 - Atlanta): Saw action in 14 games with eight starts and recorded 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five quarterback hits, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and five sacks. Was inactive for two games. Started two postseason games and logged six tackes with a sack, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit, and a pass defensed.
•   At Chicago (9/10), posted two tackles, including a sack and a stop for loss.
•   Against Green Bay (9/17), collected two tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble. His strip-sack of Aaron Rodgers led to a 15-yard fumble return touchdown by Desmond Trufant in Week 2.
•   At Carolina (11/5), registered five tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss

2016 (16/12, 3/2 - Atlanta): Named to his first Pro Bowl and earned Associated Press All-Pro honors. Saw action in all 16 games with 12 starts and led the NFL with 15.5 sacks. Posted 39 tackles, 15 quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and 28 quarterback pressures.
for his breakout performance in 2016. His 15.5 sacks were the second most by a Falcon in a single season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Only John Abraham had more sacks with 16.5 in 2008.
•   At Denver (10/9), had a breakout game, posting a career-best 3.5 sacks and eight total tackles to go along with a pair of forced fumbles. His 3.5 sacks tied for the fourth-most in a single game in franchise history (Chuck Smith/Claude Humphrey 5.0; Claude Humphrey 4.0; John Abraham 3.5) and were the most by a player in the 2016 season.
•   Against San Diego (10/23), posted three sacks, including two sacks, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble.
•   At Philadelphia (11/13), registered four tackles, including a pair of sacks, a stop for loss and a forced fumble.
•   Against Kansas City (12/4), became the first Falcons player to record double-digit sacks in a single season since John Abraham (10) in 2012, dropping Alex Smith for a four-yard loss. Also tied Lester Archambeau for the second-most forced fumbles in a single season in club history with five.
•   At L.A. Rams (12/11), recorded his fourth multi-sack game of the season and scored his first career touchdown. Forced his sixth fumble of the season and returned the ball 21 yards for a touchdown. Became the 10th player in NFL history to have three sacks and a fumble return for a touchdown in a game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
•   Against New England (2/5), started at outside linebacker and notched a quarterback pressure and a pass defensed in Super Bowl LI.

2015 (16/16 - Atlanta): Started all 16 games and led the team with four sacks to go along with 27 tackles, an interception, two forced fumbles, and two passes defensed. His four sacks were a Falcons rookie record.
•   Against Philadelphia (9/14), started his first NFL game and recorded three tackles while adding a quarterback hit and a pass defensed.
•   At N.Y. Giants (9/20), notched his first NFL sack dropping Eli Manning and forcing a fumble. Also added five tackles.
•   At Dallas (9/27), started and posted his second sack. Dropped Brandon Weeden for a nine-yard loss on a key third-down play in the fouth quarter. Added two tackles in the come-from-behind win.
•   At Carolina (12/13), notched his third sack of the season, dropping Cam Newton for a 13-yard loss.
•   Against Carolina (12/27), posted four tackles, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and this fourth sack of the season. Sealed the win with a 13-yard strip-sack of Cam Newton in the fourth quarter.

COLLEGE:
•   Played in 48 games with 25 starts at Clemson, and posted 101 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns in his career. Finished his career first in school history in sacks, fourth in tackles for loss and tied for seventh in forced fumbles. Selected as a two-time, first-team All-American and a two-time, first-team All-ACC selection.
•   As a senior (2014), named one of three finalists for the Bednarik Award, one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award, one of six finalists for the Hendricks Award and one of nine semifinalists for the Lott Impact Trophy. Named Associated Press first-team All-American and selected the ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the media and coaches. Played in 13 games with 12 starts and collected 37 tackles, a team-high 21.5 tackles for loss, a team-high 12 sacks, nine quarterback pressures, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
•   As a junior (2013), named one of six finalists for the Hendricks Award, one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award and one of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award. Named a consensus All-American and was a first-Team All-ACC selection by the media, and coaches. Started all 13 games and produced 44 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, six pass breakups, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Led the team in tackles for loss, sacks and forced fumbles. Ranked third in the nation in tackles for loss, tied for third in the country in sacks and tied for 10th in the nation in forced fumbles.
•   As a sophomore (2012), appeared in 13 games and collected 18 tackles, eight tackles for loss, a team-high eight sacks (fourth-most in the ACC and the only freshman or sophomore in the top 10), eight quarterback pressures, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.
•   As a redshirt freshman (2011), played as a reserve in nine games and posted two tackles and a special teams stop. Clemson had a 9-0 record in his nine games.
•   Redshirted during the 2010 season.
•   Graduated with a degree in sociology in the summer of 2014 before his final season at Clemson.

PERSONAL: 
•   Attended Adairsville (Ga.) High School, where he played linebacker, running back and wide receiver.
•   During his senior year, produced 102 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and an interception. Posted 120 rushes for 828 yards and seven touchdowns. Also had seven punt returns for a 17.3-yard average and two touchdowns. In his only kickoff return, he took it 80 yards for a touchdown.
•   Was first-team all-state by the Associated Press and Georgia Sportswriter Association. Named all-county and all-area as a junior and senior.
•   As a junior, tallied 57 tackles, two recovered fumbles and an interception while collecting 15 receptions for 200 yards as a junior.
•   Played high school basketball and AAU basketball. Averaged a double-double for the AAU Georgia All-Stars.
•   Follow Beasley Jr. on Twitter and on Instagram at @VicBeasley3.
•   Born Victor Ramon Beasley Jr. on July 8, 1992 in Adairsville, Ga.

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