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Kelvin Beachum was selected 248th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He is the current starting LT for the Steelers.
As a redshirt freshman at SMU, Kelvin started all 12 games at left tackle and blocked for an offense that threw for a school-record-tying 29 TDs and ranked 17th in the nation in passing offense. He was named to the College Football Top Ten & Pegasus News All-DFW College Football Team. During his sophomore season, Kelvin started all 13 games at left tackle and blocked for an SMU offense that passed for a school record 3,666 yards, scored a school record 380 points and rolled up a school record 5,093 yards of total offense. He was named second-team All-C-USA by the league’s coaches and was one of 12 student-athletes to receive the fall C-USA Spirit of Service Award. He was also named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s All-Texas Team. Kelvin started all 14 games at left tackle his junior season and was named First Team Conference USA. He blocked for an offense that totaled a school-record 3,861 passing yards and added 1,943 yards on the ground. He started every game his senior season as well.
Kelvin started his first NFL game against Division Rivals, Baltimore, and got rave reviews for his performance. He has started every game since. He left the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 29, 2012 with a concussion.
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