|| Jason Beckstrom
|Height / Weight:|
5-10 / 186
Is expected to start opposite Vontez Duff after missing the 02 season with a torn bicep suffered in preseason drills
a three-year monogram winner
has excellent speed and extremely quick feet
was a critical part of the Irish defense in 01 playing in every game, starting two
solid tackler who has become more physical as he matures
also has a great deal of special teams experience with 260 appearances
recorded six tackles, including four solos in 2003 Blue-Gold Game
competed as a member of the Notre Dame indoor track and field team in 02 and 03.
AS A SENIOR: Missed entire 2002 season due to a bicep injury sustained in August.
AS A JUNIOR: Irish reserve cornerback in 2001
played in every game in 2001, including starting versus West Virginia and Boston College as Notre Dame opened with five defensive backs
made key block downfield on Julius Jones 53-yard punt return which led to Notre Dames only touchdown of the game vs. Michigan State
part of the Notre Dame defense which finished ranked 20th in the nation
recorded three tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Tennessee
recorded first career interception vs. Purdue and featured a 29-yard runback.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish reserve cornerback in 2000
played on special teams in every game and appeared in secondary in 11 games (missed only vs. West Virginia), including 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. Oregon State
made first two career starts vs. Stanford and Rutgers as Irish opened in nickel package and also started vs. USC after regular Shane Walton broke his arm the previous week vs. Rutgers
matched career high with five tackles vs. Air Force and Rutgers
had three solo tackles and broke up two passes vs. Boston College
played every defensive snap vs. Rutgers
made two tackles as reserve corner in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. Oregon State and also recovered a fourth-period fumble that led to Notre Dames only touchdown drive of the game
made 127 regular-season special team appearances, then five more vs. Oregon State.
AS A FRESHMAN: Won a monogram as rookie Irish cornerback in 99, playing in 10 games
missed only Pittsburgh and Boston College games, due to ankle sprain
earned playing time in secondary in eight games
made five tackles vs. Stanford, two vs. Michigan State
played extensively in secondary vs. USC, Tennessee and Stanford
qualified as third Irish corner behind starters Deveron Harper and Clifford Jefferson
made 73 special-team appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Helped Jenks High School team in Jenks, Okla., to 12-2 final record in 98 third straight Oklahoma Class 6A state title and seventh straight district championship
won three letters in football as tailback, cornerback and kick returner
helped Jenks defense that didnt permit more than nine total yards in a game over last four regular-season contests
helped Jenks become first Oklahoma large class school to win three straight Class 6A state crowns since Tulsa Washington in 1967-68-69
caught two passes for 61 yards in 41-28 win over top-ranked and unbeaten Tulsa Union in state title game, avenging a 55-45 regular-season loss to Union
ranked among the top five players in Oklahoma in scoring with 15 touchdowns in 98
played both tailback and corner as a senior in 98
rushed for 743 yards in 98 on 105 attempts
rated special mention as running back on Daily Oklahoman all-state team for 98
captain of team as senior
averaged 8.8 yards per carry as a junior in 97 while rushing 113 times for 1,008 yards and 13 TDs ... returned two of his 10 kickoffs for TDs
made 34 tackles and broke up 11 passes in 97 as Jenks defense limited opponents to 79.5 yards per game and 29 percent pass completion rate during unbeaten season
career totals include 29 TDs
earned letters in track and field as junior and senior sprinter
ran 100 meters in 10.48 to qualify for the 98 state finals in that event but did not run in finale after hamstring pull in 4x100 relay
from the same high school that produced 97-98 Irish offensive line starter Jerry Wisne (he was a fifth-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 99 NFL draft and played with Bears in 99 and 00), defensive lineman Andy Wisne and offensive lineman Sean Mahan
attended Notre Dame summer football camp
father Bob competed in track at Midland Lutheran College
full name is Jason Michael Beckstrom
youngest of three children
born April 10, 1981 in Rochester, Mich.
graduated in May from the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing
earned a 3.167 grade-point average during 2000 fall semester and a 3.333 GPA during the fall of 2002
enrolled in graduate studies.