Brandon Beal (October 28, 1985) is an American former college basketball player who played for the Northern Illinois Huskies of Mid-American Conference. He is the older brother of current NBA player Bradley Beal.
Football Career Edit
Beal attended St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He ranked No. 19 on St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 Recruits list. Beal was a first team All-Metro Catholic Conference, third team St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro, and second team All-State as a senior. He caught team-high 34 passes for 453 yards (13.3 avg.) and three touchdowns at TE and added 77 tackles, five sacks, and four pass deflections on defense for Class 5 playoff qualifier during his senior year. Beal made second team All-MCC after making 10 catches for 118 yards and two TDs for 8-2 conference and district champions as a junior.
In addition to football, he also participated in basketball, averaged 18.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch honorable mention All-Metro honors on state's seventh-ranked basketball team as a senior. Topped the 1,000-point plateau during his prep basketball career, and did well academically, earning High Academic Honors as a senior, and being a member of National Honor Society.
Beal played tight end at Northern Illinois; appeared in 10 games, mainly on the punt unit. and totaled three tackles as a freshmen. In his sophomore year, he played in eight contests, including the bowl game. Served as reserve tight end and special teams contributor, mainly on punt unit. During his junior year, Beal played in 10 games and caught four passes for 27 yards on the season to average 6.8 yards per catch. In his last season, he saw action in 11 of the Huskies' 13 contests at tight end and made four catches for 49 yards on the season.
Personal Life Edit
Beal is the son of Bobby and Besta Beal, and has four younger brothers: Bruce, Bradley, Byron and Bryon. All four are athletes: Bruce played offensive lineman at Alabama State; Bradley is a member of the Washington Wizards, and Bryon and Byron played offensive linemen and defensive line at Lindenwood University.