Front office legend Bobby Beathard was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
On Saturday, August 4th, former NFL General Manager Bobby Beathard was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Beathard who spent 38 years working in the NFL can now say he’s apart of an elite group with his very triumphant career, joining Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens and a few others. Beathard has been credited with building four Super Bowl-winning franchises.
Beathard started his NFL career for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963 as a scout. Three years later he was able to witness the team make their first Super Bowl in 1967.
Beathard later joined the Miami Dolphins as the director of player personnel, during his time in Miami, Beathard earned 2 Super Bowl rings in 1973 and 1974.
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Three years time, Beathard became the general manager of the Washington Redskins. He would begin his franchise building by trading first round picks for later rounds.
He was finally able to become triumphant his first Super Bowl in 4 years and his team consisted of 27 free agent players. Beathard went on to win 3 Super Bowls with the Redskins.
In 1994 the San Diego Chargers hired Beathard as GM and was able to lead them to their one franchise Super Bowl that same year.
Bobby Beathard has three grandsons who’ve become successful as well. CJ Beathard was a 3rd round pick in last years NFL draft to San Francisco 49ers. Tucker Beathard is a country singer, and Clay Beathard has signed with Tennessee-Martin to continue his football career. Beathard also has a nephew, Kurt Beathard who is currently an assistant coach for Illinois State.