April 20, 2022
Aaron Beasley Knoxville

Third-year linebacker who has cemented a starting role this season and is having a career year … Played in 29 games and made 10 starts in his career.

2021 - JUNIOR

Made 10 tackles, a QB hurry and tied a career high with 1.5 TFLs in win vs. Vanderbilt (11/27) ... Had three tackles and set a career high with three quarterback hurries vs. #1 Georgia (11/13) ... Set a new career high with 14 tackles in win at #18 Kentucky (11/6) ... Had seven tackles and 0.5 TFLs at #4 Alabama (10/23) ... Had 10 tackles and set career highs in sacks (1.0) and quarterback hurries (1) vs. #13 Ole Miss (10/16) ... Had nine tackles, 0.5 TFLs and a fumble recovery in win vs. South Carolina (10/9) ... Had eight tackles, including a career-high 1.5 TFLs in win at Mizzou (10/2) ... Had six tackles and made his first-career fumble recovery at #11 Florida (9/25) ... Started at MLB vs. Tennessee Tech (9/18), recording two tackles and half a sack, the first of his career ... Made three tackles in first-career start vs. Pitt (9/11) ... Saw significant action in season-opening win vs. Bowling Green (9/2), finishing with three tackles and 0.5 TFLs.


Saw action in eight games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker, totaling seven tackles and one forced fumble ... Made two tackles and 0.5 TFL vs. No. 2 Alabama (10/24) ... Set a new career high in tackles for the second straight game with three against Kentucky (10/17) ... Collected two tackles and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter at No. 3 Georgia (10/10).


Appeared in nine games, contributing on special teams as a true freshman ... Finished with two tackles, including one stop against Indiana in the 2020 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (1/2).


Starred at Heard County High School in Franklin, Georgia ... Two-way player that led Heard County to a 13-2 record and the Georgia Class AA State Title as a senior in 2018 ... Named the 2018 Region 5-AA Player of the Year as a senior ... 2018 Georgia Preseason Class AA All-State selection (RB & DB) ... 2017 Georgia Class AA All-State selection ... Rushed for a game-high 147 yards and two touchdowns in state title game against Rockmart High ... Finished his senior season with 1,961 rushing yards (third most in school history) ... Also played safety for the Braves, racking up over 50 tackles and three INTs in 2018 ... Rushed for 1,749 yards and scored 31 total touchdowns as a junior ... Totaled 66 tackles and posted three interceptions along with two fumble recoveries in 2017.


Full name is Aaron Jalen Beasley ... Born on Oct. 3, 2000 ... Son of Evan Beasley and Crystal West ... Majoring in communication studies ... Recipient of the Wade & Virginia Travis Athletic Scholarship Endowment
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