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Robert Beal Jr.

Robert Beal Jr.
No. 51 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1999-08-18) August 18, 1999 (age 24)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Peachtree Ridge
(Suwanee, Georgia)
College:Georgia (2019–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 5 / Pick: 173
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:5
Sacks:1.0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Robert Erwin Beal Jr. (born August 18, 1999) is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

Early years

Beal grew up in Duluth, Georgia and initially attended Norcross High School. After his sophomore year, he transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[1] Beal transferred a second time to Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia after his junior season, citing a desire to move back to his home.[2] He was originally rated a four-star recruit and initially committed to play college football at Notre Dame as a sophomore before decommitting later in the year and re-opening his recruitment.[3] Beal was re-rated a five-star recruit and ultimately committed to play at Georgia.[4]

College career

Beal played in 11 games during his freshman season at Georgia and had 15 tackles with four tackles for loss and one sack. He saw a decrease in playing time as a sophomore and used a redshirt on the season after playing in four games.[5] After the season, Beal entered the NCAA transfer portal, but later withdrew and returned to Georgia.[6] He played in all 15 of the Bulldogs' games and led the team with 6.5 sacks during Georgia's national championship season in 2021.[7] Beal had 26 tackles with three sacks and 20 quarterback pressures as a redshirt senior while Georgia repeated as national champions.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+34 in
(1.92 m)
247 lb
(112 kg)
34+58 in
(0.88 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
4.48 s 1.62 s 2.59 s 4.42 s 7.26 s 31.5 in
(0.80 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
14 reps
Sources:[9][10]

Beal Jr. was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round, 173rd overall, of the 2023 NFL draft.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on August 30, 2023.[12] He was activated on November 27.[13]

References

  1. ^ Towers, Chip (December 12, 2019). "Georgia's Robert Beal reportedly on the move again". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  2. ^ "Georgia commit DE Robert Beal leaves No. 2 IMG Academy (Fla.)". USATodayHSS.com. November 5, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2023.
  3. ^ Wasserman, Ari (March 22, 2016). "Robert Beal, a four-star DE and former Notre Dame commit, unveils new top seven: College football recruiting". Cleveland.com. Retrieved April 19, 2023.
  4. ^ "The Commitment: 5-Star Robert Beal Makes Choice After Intense Warehouse Workout". Bleacher Report. July 5, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  5. ^ Rowe, Jake (December 12, 2019). "Why Robert Beal is moving on from Georgia". 247Sports.com. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  6. ^ Dasher, Anthony (September 29, 2021). "Robert Beal is glad he stuck it out". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  7. ^ Towers, Chip (January 18, 2022). "Robert Beal latest Georgia Bulldogs defender to 'run it back'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  8. ^ Rutter, Joe (April 11, 2023). "Georgia edge rusher Robert Beal Jr. latest draft prospect to meet with Steelers". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  9. ^ "Robert Beal Jr. Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  10. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Robert Beal Jr. College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  11. ^ McDonald, Briana (April 29, 2023). "49ers Select DL Robert Beal Jr. with the No. 173 Pick in the 2023 NFL Draft". 49ers.com. Retrieved April 30, 2023.
  12. ^ "49ers Sign Two Defensive Linemen; Place Beal Jr., Gray on IR". 49ers.com. August 30, 2023. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  13. ^ "49ers Activate DL Beal Jr.; Place S George Odum on Injured Reserve". 49ers.com. November 27, 2023. Retrieved November 28, 2023.
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