Zane Beadles
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Beadles with the Denver Broncos in 2012
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1986-11-19) November 19, 1986 (age 34)
Casper, Wyoming
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Midvale (UT) Hillcrest
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2010)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:137
Games started:120
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Zane Dae Beadles (born November 19, 1986) is a former American football guard who played nine seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football for the University of Utah and received All-American honors.

High school career

Beadles attended Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah, where he was a three-year starter and did not miss a game during his high school football career. A two-way lineman, Beadles recorded 93 tackles, six sacks, and an interception for the defense and did not allow a quarterback sack as an offensive tackle as a senior. In addition, he earned first team all-state and all-region honors.

Considered only a two-star recruit by both and, Beadles was not ranked among the nation's best offensive tackle prospects.[1][2] He chose to attend the University of Utah over Wyoming, the alma mater of both of his parents.

College career

After redshirting his initial year at Utah, Beadles played in all 13 games and started 12 at left guard (he came off the bench against BYU after missing practice with a concussion). He totaled 10 pancake blocks, 10 cut blocks, and 19 knockdowns. In his sophomore year, Beadles was moved from guard to tackle in Utah's preseason camp and started all 13 games at left tackle. He registered 22 pancake blocks, 37 knockdowns, and 17 cuts, and earned a second team All-MWC selection.

In his junior season, Beadles led the team with 40 knockdowns, while also having 42 pancake blocks and 27 cuts. He played and started in 12 games and earned first team All-MWC honors, helping the Utes reach a BCS bowl, an unbeaten 13–0 season and a No. 2 national ranking in the final AP Poll.

For the 2009 season, Beadles was named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.[3][4] He was also listed at No. 6 on′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[5] He also was a First-team All-American by the FWAA.

In December 2009, Beadles earned his degree in mechanical engineering.[6]

Professional career

Beadles was considered one of the best offensive linemen available for the 2010 NFL Draft. Analysts projected him as either an offensive tackle or guard.[7] He was compared to former Ute All-American Jordan Gross.[7] He scored 36 on the Wonderlic intelligence test.[8]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4½ in 310 lb 36

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos selected Beadles in the second round (45th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Beadles was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2012, replacing New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins due to his appearance in Super Bowl XLVI.[10]

As a member of the Broncos, Beadles played in all 16 games every one of his four seasons.[11]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On March 11, 2014, Beadles signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $13 million guaranteed.

In Beadles's first two seasons, he started all 16 games of each of his two seasons with the Jaguars.

The Jaguars released Beadles on March 3, 2016.[12]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 22, 2016, Beadles signed a three-year, $11.35 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers.[13] In his first season, he started all 16 games at right guard. In 2017, he played in all 16 games, starting the season opener at left guard before losing the starting job to Laken Tomlinson, and four at right tackle in place of the injured Trent Brown.

On May 7, 2018, Beadles was released by the 49ers.[14]

Atlanta Falcons

On October 30, 2018, Beadles was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.[15] He was named the starting right guard in Week 13 following struggles from Ben Garland, and started the next five games.


On June 10, 2019, Beadles announced his retirement from the NFL.[16]


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  2. "Zane Beadles Recruiting Profile",,, retrieved August 22, 2009
  3. Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009), 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced, Football Writers Association of America,
  4. Haptonstall, Clark (August 18, 2009), Rotary Lombardi Award Announces Watch List,
  5. Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings",,
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 27, 2009. Retrieved August 12, 2009.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brandt, Gil (July 2009). "Idaho's Iupti, Texas' Hall top 2010 draft interior OL prospects".
  8. McGinn, Bob (February 25, 2010). "Packers may get offensive lineman they need in NFL draft".
  9. "Zane Beadles Combine Profile",,, retrieved February 27, 2010.
  10. "Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas, Zane Beadles added to AFC’s Pro Bowl roster". January 21, 2013.
  11. "Zane Beadles - Jacksonville Jaguars - 2016 Player Profile -".
  12. Alper, Josh (March 3, 2016). "Jaguars release Zane Beadles". Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  13. "49ers Sign G Zane Beadles to Three-year Contract". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  14. "49ers Release G Zane Beadles". May 7, 2018.
  15. McFadden, Will (October 30, 2018). "Falcons sign Pro Bowler Zane Beadles, waive Michael Bennett".
  16. "Zane Beadles Retires" (in en-US).

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