Tomorrow's Leaders feature
Rice Senior leader who was selected as a captain by his teammates despite seeing his playing time limited by injuries to six games in his senior season.
Caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Taylor McHargue vs. ECU... Missed the Baylor and SMU games with an injury then returned to action against UTEP... Caught a nine-yard pass from Taylor McHargue for a first down in the Owls opening drive vs. Texas... Won the Bill Whitmore Award as the most improved offensive player during 2009 spring drills.
Started five of the last six games and caught at least one pass in each of the last six... Put the Owls ahead to stay vs. Tulane with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Nick Fanuzzi... Caught a career-best four passes in his second start of the year vs. UCF... Made his first career start at East Carolina... Caught three passes in back-to-back games to open the season... 15 catches tripled his career total entering the season.
Added depth to the wide receiver corps and found the end zone for the first time in his career ... made his first catch of the year at Texas, good for an eight-yard gain ... caught his first career touchdown pass vs. UTEP, 31-yards from Chase Clement to open the Owls' scoring on the night ... added a second catch for 10 yards later in the game to finish with two catches for 41 yards, both career-bests ... played in 11 of 13 games.
Caught a pair of passes on the season while playing in four games ... made his debut against Texas Tech and grabbed his first career reception, good for eight yards ... caught his second pass at Texas, good for 11 yards. OTHER RICE SPORTS: Played in 21 games for the Owls' basketball team after injuries depleted the roster and averaged 1.6 points and 2.9 rebounds ... fourth on the team with 24 steals, while playing in two-thirds of the team's games ... played a career-high 28 minutes at Oklahoma ... scored four points to go along with a career-high seven rebounds and six steals against the Sooners ... played in all 16 Conference USA games ... scored a career-high six points in the Owls' Conference USA opener against Marshall ... led Rice in rebounding at Tulsa with five boards to go with two assists and two blocks.
Westfield High School
2006 graduate of Westfield High in suburban north Houston ... All-Greater Houston selection for coach Corby Meekins ... led the Mustangs to a 12-1 record and the Class 5A state semifinals ... Most valuable player in District 22-5A and second-team all-state ... completed 70 of 96 passes for 1,479 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, and rushed for 308 yards and eight TDs ... threw only two interceptions in 13 games in 2005 ... also a starter on Westfield's basketball team, a squad which was undefeated during the regular season ... carried a 4.3 grade point average (5.0 scale)... Member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who ... chose Rice over Tulsa and Northern Illinois.
Full name: Pierre Maurice Beasley ... Born: Oct. 27, 1987, at Houston ... Parents: Perry and Monica Beasley, Houston (one sister) ... Cousin, Tim Bruton, played at Missouri and for the NFL Indianapolis Colts at tight end ... Rice Major: Political Science ... Brown College.