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Dwayne Beckford, ILB

School: Purdue  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Irvington, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 235 lbs.
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Player Overview

Despite missing the bowl game, Beckford still finished second on the team in tackles last season with a career-best 91 stops. But he missed the final game of 2011 because of some off-field issues, creating some concern about his maturity. Beckford was originally just a two-star prep recruit out of New Jersey and served as a freshman back-up in 2009. He started 18 games the past two seasons and combined for 175 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks, adding his first career interception last year. Beckford has a leaner body type and has done a nice job filling out his frame in the weight room, but looks maxed-out physically. He flows well with the action with good athleticism and quickness for the position, showing the foot speed and movement skills to blitz and also drop in coverage. Beckford delivers a jolt on contact but needs to finish tackles, take better angles and clean up his read/react skills to improve his overall timing. He has an intense on-field temperament, but also comes with some maturity concerns after he was suspended and taken off scholarship prior to the bowl game last year for a DUI-related arrest. However, Beckford worked hard to regain his spot on the roster this spring and is expected to be one of Purdue's defensive leaders this fall.

--Dane Brugler

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09/07/2012 - It was only a matter of time before linebacker Dwayne Beckford's days on the Purdue football team were over. That happened last week when coach Danny Hope said Beckford has been dismissed following his fourth arrest in the last 14 months. "It became official (Wednesday)," Hope said. Beckford, who ranked second on the team in tackles in 2011, was arrested Monday -- one week after officers from West Lafayette were called to Beckford's apartment over a verbal argument with a female acquaintance. Asked when he became aware of Beckford's latest incident, Hope said: "I don't have my calendar with me but as soon as it happened a week ago. Hours after it happened." Beckford has been charged with five separate incidents in Tippecanoe County since June 2011. - The Sports Xchange

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