17 - James Beck
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Notes: One of the fastest players on the team ... Will be counted on to be a solid cover corner ... also on Yale track team ... 2003: Appeared in all 10 varsity games ... Finished with the sixth-best tackle total on the team, with 37 stops ... Broke up four passes from his cornerback position ... Strongest outing (nine tackles) came in the victory against Princeton ... Biggest tackle of the game came when he stopped B.J. Syzmanski in the second OT, forcing a game-ending fumble ... 2002: Played all 10 varsity games at cornerback ... Had 11 tackles on the season, all solo stops ... Came up with a huge play at Cornell, when he picked up a fumble and ran 21 yards for the score ... Saved Princeton game by chasing down track star and RB Cameron Atkinson late in the contest ... Also had one kick return for 19 yards ... 2001: Saw time on varsity special teams as a kickoff return man ... Played JV and returned a punt for a touchdown against Bridgton Academy ... At O'Dea High School: Two-sport athlete captained track team, lettered four years in track and two years in football ... Named to 2000 All-Metro League first team as a running back on offense and a cornerback on defense ... Participated in USA Track and Field program and was 1999 regional champion in the 4x100 meter relay and an All-American in the 400m hurdles ... Football team was Metro League Champ his last three years and was Washington State Academic State Champion in 1999 ... Personal: James Earnest Beck, born March 14, 1983 ... Son of Earnest and Patricia Beck ... Psychology major, hopes to become a child psychologist.