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52 Monty Beisel LB
Monty Beisel was born on August 20, 1978 ... An allstate prep performer who played for his father Doug at Douglass High School in Douglass, Kansas as a senior ... Carried the ball 513 times for 3,693 yards, caught 76 passes for 1,006 yards and finished his career with 58 total touchdowns ... Finished his career at Victoria HS and Douglass HS with 343 tackles, including 55 behind the line of scrimmage ... A 1996 Parade All- America selection and an honorable mention All-USA pick by USA Today ... A first-team all-state pick by the Topeka Capital-Journal ... A track standout who was a two-time winner of the state Class 3A discus and shot titles, as well as a two-time runner-up in the javelin and a finalist in the 100 meters as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Named the 1997 High School Athlete of the Year by Bigger, Faster, Stronger Journal ... His father Doug played football at Tabor College, while his mother Sandy played volleyball for one year at Kansas State.
Monty Beisel was signed by the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on April 14, 2005 ... Originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.
GP/GS (Playoffs): 70/15 (3/1)
2005 (15/6/0/1): Oakland (9/8): Started at inside linebacker in his first game in a Patriots uniform ... Tied for second on the team with seven tackles (4 solo) in the Patriots' 30- 20 victory over the Raiders on opening night ... Combined with Jarvis Green to stonewall Lamont Jordan for a 1-yard loss on a rush off left guard in the second quarter. at Carolina (9/18): Started at inside linebacker ... Collected six tackles (5 solo) in defensive play ... Tied for the team lead with two special teams stops. at Pittsburgh (9/25): Started at middle linebacker as the Patriots opened the game in a 4-3 alignment ... Registered five tackles (3 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 23-20 victory over the Steelers ... Batted down a pass intended for Heath Miller in the second quarter. San Diego (10/2): Notched eight tackles ( 3 solo) ... Teamed with Jarvis Green to stuff LaDainian Tomlinson for no gain on a rush off left guard in the first quarter ... Halted Michael Turner for no gain on a rush up the middle in the fourth quarter. at Atlanta (10/9): Tied for the team lead with seven tackles (3 solo), including a sack in the Patriots' 31-28 win over the Falcons ... Dropped Matt Schaub for a 2-yard sack in the second quarter. at Denver (10/16): Registered five tackles (3 solo) and forced a fumble ... Forced Tatum Bell to fumble with a hit in the third quarter, but the ball was recovered by the Broncos. Buffalo (10/30): Recorded four tackles (3 solo) in the Patriots' 21-16 victory over the Bills on Sunday Night Football ... Collected a special teams stop on coverage units. Indianapolis (11/7): Saw action as a reserve at middle linebacker and on special teams coverage units ... Collected two tackles (1 solo) in defensive play. at Miami (11/13): Saw action in a reserve role at linebacker and collected a tackle in defensive play in the Patriots' 23-16 road victory over the Dolphins ... Registered a solo special teams stop. New Orleans (11/20): Inactive. at Kansas City (11/27): Returned to the lineup in a reserve role at linebacker and collected two tackles. N.Y. Jets (12/4): Saw action on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 16-3 victory over the Jets. at Buffalo (12/11): Played on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' commanding 35-7 road victory over the Bills. Tampa Bay (12/17): Saw action on special teams protection units in the Patriots' 28-0 shutout victory over the Buccaneers. at N.Y. Jets (12/26): Saw significant action at linebacker and collected three tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots' 31-21 victory over the Jets ... Registered a special teams tackle on coverage units. Miami (1/1): Started at inside linebacker and registered seven tackles (4 solo).
2005 Postseason (2/1/0/0): Jacksonville (1/7): Started at inside linebacker and collected four tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots’ 28-3 AFC Wild Card victory over the Jaguars. at Denver (1/14): Saw action on special teams coverage units.
2004 (11/9 – Kansas City): Played in 11 games with nine starts and finished third on the team with a career high 64 tackles (48 solo) ... Set a career high with 2.5 sacks and also recorded the first interception of his career. Denver (9/12): Made his first career start, opening the game at middle linebacker ... Opened the season with his first career interception, snaring a pass from Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer ... Also led the team with seven tackles (4 solo). Carolina (9/19): Led the team in tackles for the second consecutive week, recording a career high 13 stops (12 solo). Baltimore (10/4): Posted seven tackles and forced a Kyle Boller fumble ... Started the game at middle linebacker and also played at outside linebacker. Atlanta (10/24): Combined on a sack of Michael Vick as part of a five-tackle performance. Tennessee (12/13): Recorded six tackles (4 solo), including a sack of Billy Volek that produced a loss of six yards. Denver (12/19): Returned to the starting lineup as an outside linebacker and notched five tackles (4 solo). Oakland (12/25): Dropped Kerry Collins for a nineyard sack as part of a seven-tackle outing on Christmas Day. San Diego (1/2): Picked up a fumble by Chargers running back Michael Turner and returned it nine yards.
2003 (12/0, 1/0 – Kansas City): Appeared in 12 games on special teams and 11 contests on defense ...Produced eight tackles (seven solo), a sack (-1.0 yard) and two qurterback pressures ... Was second on the squad with a career-best 22 special teams stops, a special teams forced fumble and a partially blocked punt ... Produced a career-high four special teams stops at Houston (9/21) ... Recorded three special teams tackles vs. Cleveland (11/9) ... Had three special teams stops and partially blocked a Kyle Richardson punt at Cincinnati (11/16) ... Recorded his first NFL sack when he dropped Rick Mirer vs. Oakland (11/23) ... Posted two special teams tackles in the club's AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Indianapolis (1/11/04).
2002 (16/0 – Kansas City): Played in 16 games on special teams and three games on defense ... Had one tackle on defense and tied for second on the club with 15 special teams stops ... Also returned three kickoffs for 21 yards with one for a fair catch and registered a blocked punt ... Had a seven-yard kickoff return and a special teams tackle at New England (9/22) ... Recorded a fiveyard kickoff return at the N.Y. Jets (10/6) ... Blocked a Tom Rouen punt that was recovered by linebacker Glenn Cadrez at the five-yard line to set up a touchdown vs. Denver (10/20) ... Had three special teams tackles apiece vs. Oakland (10/27) and at San Francisco (11/10) ... Returned a kickoff for nine yards at Seattle (11/24) ... Saw duty at linebacker and on special teams vs. Arizona (12/1), making one tackle and one special teams stop ... Saw action at linebacker and made two special teams tackles vs. St. Louis (12/8).
2001 (16/0 – Kansas City): Played in 16 games on special teams and took snaps in 13 games at defensive end ... Produced 13 tackles (7 solo) on defense with two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures ... Was second on the team with 16 special teams stops ... Had three kickoff returns for 35 yards and forced a fumble on special teams ... Played in his first career NFL game vs. Oakland (9/9), seeing reserve duty at defensive end and recording a tackle ... Registered a seasonhigh three special teams tackles at Washington (9/30) ... Tallied a career-high seven tackles and a quarterback pressure at the N.Y. Jets (11/11) and also returned the opening kickoff 13 yards ... Forced a Terry Kirby fumble on a kickoff return at Oakland (12/9), in addition to two special teams tackles and an eight-yard kickoff return ... Had two special teams tackles vs. Denver (12/16) ... Had four tackles and a 14-yard kickoff return at Seattle (1/6/02).
Played in 44 games (26 starts) at Kansas State ... Finished his career with 192 tackles (110 solo), 22.0 sacks, 45.0 stops for loss and 18 passes defensed ... Was a two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Started all 13 games at weakside defensive end as a senior in 2000, leading the team with a careerhigh 102 tackles (46 solo) ... Led the Wildcats with 20 quarterback pressures and seven pass defl ections ... Finished second on the squad with 10.5 sacks and 19.0 stops for loss, while forcing three fumbles ... A consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection ... Started all 11 games at weakside end as a junior, finishing the season with 47 tackles (34 solos), 6.5 sacks, 12.0 stops behind the line, nine quarterback pressures and nine passes defensed ... Forced and recovered a pair of fumbles ... An All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention and a second-team Academic All-Big 12 pick ... Played in 11 games with two starts in 1998 ... Recorded 35 tackles (26 solo) with 4.0 sacks, 10.0 tackles behind the line, an interception, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a pass defensed ... Appeared in nine games as a reserve defensive end in 1997, recording eight tackles with a sack and 4.0 stops for losses ... Majored in Social Sciences/ Mass Communications at Kansas State.