February 7, 1934|
|Died:||September 8, 2015
|NFL draft||1956 / Round: 17 / Pick: 197|
|Drafted by||Chicago Cardinals|
Beagle was born in Hartford, Connecticut but played high school football in Cincinnati. The 6 foot one inch, 185 pounder entered the United States Naval Academy in 1952. A physical player, Beagle won All-America recognition in his junior and senior seasons during an era in which ends played 60 minutes. He was honored with the Maxwell Award after his junior year in 1954, in which he had 30 receptions, 451 yards rushing and four touchdowns to compliment his stout defense. He finished his three-year career with 64 receptions for 849 yards (mostly from George Welsh) and eight touchdowns despite fighting through a broken hand.
He also was All-America in lacrosse.
He was selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft, two picks before the Green Bay Packers took Bart Starr. Before he was to join the Cardinals, he served four years in the United States Marines. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury while playing football in the service and was never able to recover. He went into business in Sacramento, California.
Beagle married a Navy nurse, Jo Ann Jones. Their daughter, Ronda J. Beagle, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1984. The Beagles were among the first families with a father and daughter who graduated from the Academy. Ronda Beagle authored a 1993 book on the Navy's efforts to recruit women.
Uniquely in the history of the sport, Beagle and Roger Staubach played football for the same high school (Purcell in Cincinnati), played college ball at the same school (Navy), won the Maxwell Trophy, made All-America and eventually were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, with Beagle receiving that honor in 1986.
|This college football-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.
All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.
The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.