Josh Beckham
Josh Beckham

Player Profile

Yucca Valley, CA

High School:
Yucca Valley

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 270




A high intensity player who has started 25 games during his first three seasons in Berkeley ... following minor shoulder surgery during off-season, he's expected to return to full strength this year to provide critical senior leadership and stability to Bears' defense ... a coach's son who has a good understanding of the game ... has also served as Cal's short snapper on field goal and extra point attempts the past two years ... 2002 ... as a part-time starter at tackle, he piled up 18 tackles (11 solo), 4.5 tackles for losses of 21 yards and forced one fumble ... swarmed inside for three sacks, tied for fifth on the team ... played in all 12 contests, starting in six of them (Games 2-7) ... top tackle games came on the road at Michigan State and USC, garnering four stops in both tilts ... produced one sack in both the Washington and Stanford games ... also forced a fumble, broke up a pass and recorded two tackles in the 34-13 victory over New Mexico State ... 2001 ... 13 of his 27 tackles occurred in final three games of campaign, including a sterling effort against USC Nov. 10 when he bagged a team-high eight tackles and forced a fumble ... also managed three stops and one sack at Rutgers in the season finale ... early in the season, recorded two tackles for loss vs. BYU ... 2000 ... played in all 11 games for the Bears and moved into the lineup after season opener to start last 10 games as redshirt-freshman ... finished with at least three tackles seven times, including a high of five tackles (4 unassisted) at Arizona State ... had five tackles for loss and a pair of sacks on the year ... 1999 ... redshirted while rehabilitating a back injury in 1999.

High School/Personal: A four-year varsity starting linebacker (39 games) as a prep ... earned first team San Bernardino County honors and Defensive MVP of the Skyline League as both a junior and senior ... finished his senior year with 183 tackles ... earned first team all-state honors (small schools division) in 1998 ... a second team Southern Section All-CIF selection ... also played OL and was credited with 49 pancake blocks his senior year ... had 158 tackles as a junior ... a standout prep baseball catcher, batting .427 as a junior and earning all-league honors ... American studies major ... father, Mark, played football at Cal Lutheran and is the head coach at Oxnard HS ... mother, Kathleen, is a teacher at Oxnard HS ... lists Levon Kirkland as his favorite pro player ... born Oct. 10, 1980 in Houston, TX.


Year	UT	AT	TT	Loss	Sacks	Int	FR
2000	18	8	26	5-13	2-8	0	0
2001	19	8	27	6-12	1-7	0	0
2002	11	7	18	4.5-21	3-18	0	0
Totals	48	23	71	15.5-46	6-33	0	0