- Anthony good to go, Beauchamp unknown (09-09-09)
Ryan Greene's Take: The Mountain West's leading tackler in 2008 will see his role change a bit in 2009, as he'll now spend half of his time at defensive end and half at his original linebacker post. A legitimate NFL prospect, Beauchamp has a burst that will be of use on the edge as UNLV attempts this season to put more pressure on opposing passers and create turnovers, which was more than an issue last season.
UNLV: A returning all-conference performer at linebacker who emerged as the leader of the Rebel defense last year en route to winning the MWC tackles crown ... An honors candidate that possesses a great ability to track down ball carriers ... A unanimous choice for preseason First Team All-MWC by Lindy's, Sporting News, Athlon and Phil Steele's ... Ranked the nation's No. 22 outside linebacker by Phil Steele's ... An athletic defender who has a vertical leap of over 36 inches and has shown an ability to run from sideline to sideline and make plays behind the line of scrimmage ... The first football player from his prep program to earn a Division I football scholarship ... A member of the Rebel Leadership Committee for the last three years ... Graduated with his bachelor's degree and is currently in graduate school ... Writes a weekly online column during the season "Now or Never" for the Las Vegas Sun (lasvegassun.com/sports).
2008: Named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference as well as first team by Phil Steele's ... Voted UNLV Defensive MVP after leading the MWC and tying for eighth in the nation with 10.6 tackles per game ... His total of 127 tackles ranked sixth in UNLV single-season history ... Added six tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery ... Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 20 after recording 21 total tackles against UNR, which was just one short of the school record ... Brought down nine ball carriers at No. 22 Utah on Sept. 6 ... Had nine tackles in upset win at No. 13 Arizona State on Sept. 13 ... Made 11 solo tackles and 12 total at Colorado State on Oct. 4 ... Had 13 tackles against Air Force on Oct. 18, his third straight double-digit effort ... Reached double digits in tackles for a fourth consecutive game, bringing down 12 ball carriers at BYU on Oct. 25 ... 11 tackles against TCU on Nov. 1 marked fifth straight double-digit effort ... For the sixth straight game he reached double-digits in tackles, bringing down a game-high 15 Lobo ball carriers on Nov. 8.
2007: Played in all 12 games and started three at LB ... Ranked eighth on team with 43 tackles, including one sack ... Also forced a fumble and broke up three pass attempts.
2006: Earned his first UNLV letter by playing in all 12 games, starting 10 ... Named Third Team Freshman All-America by College Football News after earning honorable mention from Sporting News ... Finished third on the team with 69 total tackles ... Ranked third on the squad with 6.0 tackles-for-loss and was third with 3.5 quarterback sacks as well as forcing one fumble and recovering another.
2005: Redshirted ... Named Rebels' defensive scout team player of the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Steele Canyon HS ... A first team all-league selection as a LB and TE and second team All-CIF on defense as a senior under coach Ron Boehmke ... Had six sacks in one game as a junior, setting the Cougar record ... Named first team All-East County at linebacker his senior season by East County Sports after finishing with 100 total tackles ... Lettered three consecutive seasons in basketball as a power forward.
PERSONAL: Jason Rene Beauchamp was born on May 5, 1987, in San Diego, CA ... The son of Rene and Lauren Beauchamp ... Has a sister, Jasmine ... Already earned a bachelor's degree in journalism & media studies and is pursuing his master's in sports education leadership.
--Courtesy of UNLVrebels.com
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