Member of the Rice Owls football team ... joined the Rice basketball team the first week of December ... after just two days of practice, saw his first playing time against Texas State (Dec. 5) ... recorded two steals in the Texas State game with one leading to a three-point play ... stole a pass and was fouled while driving inside for a layup on a fast break ... play allowed the Owls to cut an early Texas State lead to single figures as Rice came from behind to win on the road.
Rice Football, 2007: Caught two passes for 19 yards as a red-shirt freshman in 2007 ... converted to receiver from quarterback the previous spring.
Rice Football, 2006: Was red-shirted first year in the program.
Westfield High School: 2006 graduate of Westfield High in suburban north Houston... All-greater Houston selection in football 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... a starter on Westfield's basketball team, a squad which was undefeated during the regular season... Carried a 4.3 GPA (5.0 scale)... Member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who... Chose Rice over Tulsa and Northern Illinois.
Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1987 in Houston... son of Perry and Monica Beasley ... cousin, Tim Bruton, played at Missouri and for the NFL Indianapolis Colts at tight end.