Willie Beavers

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Willie Beavers
No. 71 – San Francisco 49ers
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-02) October 2, 1993 (age 25)
Southfield, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 322 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Southfield-Lathrup
(Lathrup Village, Michigan)
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Willie Beavers (born October 2, 1993) is an American football guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Michigan, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings selected Beavers in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2016 NFL draft.[1] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Vikings and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[2][3] He was promoted to the active roster on September 27, 2016.[4]

On September 2, 2017, Beavers was waived by the Vikings.[5]

New England Patriots

On September 4, 2017, Beavers was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[6] He was released on September 16, 2017.[7]

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)

On November 7, 2017, Beavers was signed to the Vikings' practice squad.[8] He was released on November 14, 2017.[9]

Seattle Seahawks

On November 28, 2017, Beavers was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks on January 2, 2018.[11]

On September 1, 2018, Beavers was waived by the Seahawks.[12]

Chicago Bears

On November 5, 2018, Beavers was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad.[13] He was released on January 1, 2019.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 16, 2019,[15] but was waived on May 2.[16]

San Francisco 49ers

On May 6, 2019, Beavers signed with the San Francisco 49ers.[17]


  1. ^ Vensel, Matt (April 30, 2016). "Vikings start Day Three by picking Willie Beavers, Kentrell Brothers". Minnesota Star Tribune. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Vikings Sign 9 Players To Practice Squad". Vikings.com.
  4. ^ "Vikings Sign Willie Beavers to Active Roster, Announce Roster Moves". Vikings.com. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Roster". Vikings.com. September 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Patriots make changes to practice squad". Patriots.com. September 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Transaction: Patriots Release OL Willie Beavers from the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. September 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Vikings Sign Willie Beavers to Practice Squad". Vikings.com. November 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Vikings sign S Jack Tocho to practice squad". USAToday.com. November 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Boyle, John (November 28, 2017). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2018.
  11. ^ Boyle, John (January 2, 2018). "Seahawks Sign Six To 2018 Future Contracts". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com. September 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Bears add OL Willie Beavers to practice squad". Bears Wire. USA Today. November 5, 2018.
  14. ^ Eurich, Matt (January 1, 2019). "Bears re-sign Tyler Bray to practice squad". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Bears sign Willie Beavers to reserve/future contract". 247Sports.com. January 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (May 2, 2019). "Bears waive Dejon Allen, Willie Beavers, Cyril Grayson". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  17. ^ "49ers Claim OL Willie Beavers off Waivers, Waive RB Matt Dayes". 49ers.com. May 6, 2019.

External links

  • Western Michigan Broncos bio
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