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William Beckford

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 224 | College: Rutgers
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2006 Season

In the Scarlet Knights' season opening win at UNC (9/2), forced a fumble and returned it 14 yards … Also had two solo tackles against the Tar Heels … Helped a RU defense that posted a 33-0 shutout in the home opener vs. Illinois (9/9), assisting on three tackles … Had two tackles, including one solo stop in win over Ohio (9/16) … Posted five tackles in Rutgers' win over Howard (9/23), including two solo stops … Had three tackles in win over South Florida (9/29) … Also had a TFL and a sack against the Bulls … Made eight tackles, including five solo stops, in Rutgers' 34-0 shutout win at Navy (10/14) … Posted a teamhigh 3.5 tackles for loss and also made two sacks for a loss of seven yards against the Midshipmen … Had one fumble recovery and returned it for seven yards in the first quarter … Contributed twosolo tackles at Pittsburgh (10/21) … Made four tackles (two solo) in the Scarlet Knights' win over UConn (10/29) … Posted a sack against the Huskies for a loss of eight yards … In Rutgers' win over Louisville (11/9), made four tackles, including one solo stop … Made three tackles, including two solo stops, at Cincinnati (11/18) … Made three tackles against West Virginia (12/2), including two solo stops.

2005 Season

Made the move to defensive end (from linebacker) late in the season … Appeared in seven games, registering seven tackles on the season … Had one tackle in season opener at Illinois (9/3) … Missed two games, against Villanova (9/10) and at Buffalo (9/17), due to an ankle injury … Recorded one stop and a forced fumble in RU's 37-29 victory over Pittsburgh (9/30) … Had a season-high four tackles (one solo, three assisted), including 1.5 TFLs and a half sack against West Virginia (10/8) … Posted a tackle and recorded a quarterback hurry in Rutgers' 44-9 win over Cincinnati (11/26).

2004 Season

Returned from knee injury to play in all 11 games, starting eight, including the final six contests ? Posted 44 tackles, including 23 solo stops ? Had 5.0 TFL's and 1.0 sacks ? Had six tackles on three occasions, including back-to-back games at Pittsburgh (10/23) and vs. WVU (10/30) and a season-high seven at Navy (11/20) ? Tallied five tackles, including his lone sack (-13 yards) at Boston College (11/6).

2003 Season

Promising 2003 season came to end after just seven games due to a knee injury suffered in the waning minutes vs. West Virginia (10/11) ? Broke preseason camp as one of three starting linebackers ? Registered 37 tackles and 5.5 tackles-for-loss ? Began his career with seven-tackle effort in win over Buffalo (8/30), including 1.5 TFL's ? Had six tackles at Michigan State (9/6) and a key, second-quarter interception ? Tied career high with seven tackles, including two TFL's, at Army on 9/13 ? Posted back-to-back six-tackle efforts vs. Navy (9/27) and Virginia Tech (10/4) ? Ended his season with a five-tackle effort at West Virginia (10/11) ? Was fifth on the team in tackles at the time of his injury.

2002 Season

Did not see game action in 2002 season, but helped prepare the team during game week as a member of the scout team.

High School

One of the top high school players in the state of Florida ? Dominating linebacker who was known as a punishing hitter ? Explosive to the ball ? Rated No. 19 nationally among high school senior linebackers by Student Sports Magazine ? In his three years as a starter at linebacker, Glades Central compiled a 42-1 record and won two Class 3-A State Championships ? Two-time first-team All-State selection ? Led Glades Central to a 15-0 record and the state title as a junior ? The Raiders followed that with 12-1 record and the Region 4 Championship in his senior season ? Rated among the Top 75 Florida seniors by the Jacksonville Times Union and was in the Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 list as well ? Played in the CaliFlorida All-Star game, and the Outback All-Star Game, following his senior season ? As a junior, he recorded 118 tackles and also picked off two passes en route to being named "Defensive Player of the Year" by the Palm Beach Post ? As a senior, he was in on 130 tackles ? Also contributed two interceptions ? All-Region by Prep Star ? An outstanding scholastic wrestler who compiled a 29-1 mark as a junior.


Born 7/5/83.


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