At 39 years old, Jon Beason has this physical status:
Jonathan "Jon" Beason (born January 14, 1985) is a retired American football linebacker who competed in the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
He has also played for the New York Giants.
Beason attended Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory School from 1999 to 2003. He served in various positions, including linebacker, good defense, and fullback. Beason rushed for 811 yards and 12 touchdowns at fullback, made 75 tackles and had five pass interceptions on defense as a senior. Beason also took track and was on the basketball team.
Beason spent time with the Miami Hurricanes football team while attending the University of Miami. He began his career at fullback but as a freshman, he moved to linebacker. He has played 187 tackles, 3 quarterback sacks, and one interceptor during his career. He specialized in sports administration.
Beason was a member of the Miami track-and-field team before the 2006 season. He spent time on the indoor squad during the spring and ended 18th at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, with a season record of 6.50 meters in the long jump.On the seventh floor of Mahoney Hall, Beason was one of the key participants in the recording of the song "7th Floor Crew," a lewd rap song about sexual activities.
He went as "Big Beas"
The Carolina Panthers drafted Beason in the first round with the 25th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Beason had a great rookie season, finishing second behind Patrick Willis in tackles for a rookie with 140. He came in second place in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, behind Willis, who received two votes. After being a pro football pick for Beason's second year, he was voted to his first Pro Bowl and was an AP All-Pro pick after receiving 138 tackles and three interceptions. Beason's 2009 season saw three sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble, and 141 tackles, including 111 solo tackles. As a result, he was a second-team pick on the 2009 All-Pro Team and earned a spot in the Pro Bowl when Patrick Willis departed due to injury. Beason volunteered to move to the outside linebacker position while Davis recovered due to injuries to outside linebacker Thomas Davis, who was on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Davis, however, was not taken off the Panthers' list, and Beason was forced to fill the position until Dan Connor, who had taken over the inside linebacker job, sustained a season-ending injury, effectively moving Beason back inside. He ended the season with his worst statistical showing of his career, throwing only 121 tackles (9 less than fellow Panther James Anderson) and the first time he did not finish first in team tackles (despite his swapping positions). Beason was rewarded for his temporary move to the position and was designated as a Pro Bowl alternate at the outside linebacker position, and he was later named as a Pro Bowl alternate during Lance Briggs' departure due to an injury.
Beason and the Panthers came to an agreement on a contract that would make him the highest-paid middle linebacker in NFL history. The deal was worth $50 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed. Beason was put on the disabled reserve list on September 14 with an injured left Achilles tendon. However, Beason lost his middle linebacker starting position to Boston College draft pick Luke Kuechly, who would win the Defensive Rookie of the year in 2012. Beason lost his starting position to Chase Blackburn after the first two games of the season. He was traded to the New York Giants for a 7th round pick on October 4, 2013. Beason played in all 64 regular season games as well as one playoff game in the first four years of his Panthers career, but he only appeared in five of his last two full seasons with the club.
Beason's play has made a big difference as a member of the Giants in 2013; the Giants' 12 games were 7-4 (after an 0-4 start) and he had 93 tackles. He and the New York Giants came to an agreement on a new deal on March 12, 2014, when they agreed to a three-year $16.8 million contract. In a June session, Beason tore a ligament and fractured the sesamoid bone in his toe, and he missed all of training camp and all five of the Giants' preseason games. He played in the first two games of the season but was forced to miss the next three games before returning to action on a limited basis against the Eagles in Week 6. Beason said in a radio interview that he might need to have the season-ending toe surgery to properly fix the condition, and that was not the case. After appearing in only 5 of the Giants' eight games, Beason was placed on the Giants' injured reserve for ankle and knee injuries on November 7, 2015. Beason announced his resignation on February 10, 2016. He was supposed to have knee surgery and was told by doctors that it was best to wait. Beason played just 21 games in three seasons with the Giants.