Overview
William Keith Beatty is an offensive tackle for the New York Giants, who selected him with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Beatty attended the University of Connecticut, where he was an All-Big East selection. Beatty is 6-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 310 pounds.
Prep Career
At William Penn High School in York, PA, Beatty was an all-county selection on both offense and defense. He also played basketball and competed on the track team.
College Career
Beatty sat out the 2004 season as a redshirt. He didn't play early in his freshman season, but earned the starting left tackle job with four games left in the season. He went into the 2006 season as the Huskies starting left tackle, but suffered a broken leg against South Florida and missed the final seven games of the season. Beatty started every game at left tackle in his final two seasons at UConn, helping the team eclipse 2,000 yards rushing in both 2007 and 2008. As a senior, Beatty blocked for Donald Brown, who led the nation in rushing. He was recognized as a first team All-Big East selection. After the 2008 season, Beatty was chosen to play in the Senior Bowl.
NFL Career
Beatty was selected in the second round (60th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Before the 2009 season, Beatty signed a four-year/$2.7M contract with New York.
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