Harrison Beck – Early Life, High School, What Happened To His Career

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Harrison Beck

Harrison Beck is a name that continues to echo year after year, despite his early exit from the football world. Well, it is no surprise as not every quarterback is referred to as the “throw god”. Football as you know it or any other profession you can think of requires more than talent to get to certain heights. Talent might take you to the limelight but other things keep you there. Harrison didn’t have these other things. Maybe he did but decided not to use it.

Professionally, Harrison played the quarterback position for Nebraska and North Carolina. Harrison is the most praised recruiting class in Nebraska football history. The most notable moment in his career was as a Husker when he helped lead Nebraska to a comeback victory over Kansas State in 2005.

So what happened to Harrison Beck? Here is everything we know.

Harrison Beck – Early life and age

Harrison was born to Mr. and Mrs. Beck in Clearwater, Florida. At Age seven, little Harrison came home and found his father dead on the couch. His mother, Evelyn Beck, now Evelyn Bothwell, married Dave Bothwell who is now Harrison’s stepfather.

He was born on September 1, 1987.

Harrison Played High School Football

Harrison attended Countryside High School in Clearwater, Fla., where he started his football and was a prep standout. Growing up, Harrison idolized the football legend, Brett Favre, which influenced his career greatly.

In his junior year, he played three seasons with  70% outstanding passing numbers and threw 21 touchdowns. In his senior year, he connected on 65 percent of his pass attempts for 1,695 yards and 11 touchdowns, helping Coach John Davis’ team to a second straight district championship.

Harrison’s high school performance earned him several offers from schools like home-state schools Florida, Florida State, and Miami. He chose to commit to Nebraska in 2004, pledging to play for the Huskers.

Harrison’s College Career

 Nebraska 2005 – 2006 (1 season)

In college, Harrison majored in communication studies and played as a quarterback for the brilliant coach Bill Callahan as Zac Taylor’s backup. He didn’t get much play time but with his few appearances, the strong-arm-player made a huge impact on each game.

wasn’t long before Harrison got Frustrated by Callahan’s mechanical offense that tried to harness his talent. The young star wanted to learn by just playing the game, without the technicalities. “It was almost like being in jail trying to play quarterback,” Harrison said in one of his interviews.

In 2006, the fourth-string Nebraska quarterback left without a word. Earlier during practice, he had asked his colleague, Zac Taylor, the fastest way to Tampa. Harrison never returned to the Huskers.

NC State 2007 – 2009 (2 seasons)

The following year Harrison transferred to North Carolina State, where he eventually lost the starting job to Russell Wilson. His records were not what he had expected.

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He finished his college career at Division II North Alabama, where he threw for 3,823 yards and 31 touchdowns. He didn’t get the chance to play in the NFL. His whereabouts were unknown for a while after he graduated college.

What does Harrison do now?

Accepting the fact that he can no longer be an NFL quarterback, Harrison reinvented himself as an entrepreneur in Dallas with the idea of becoming the next Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick (founders of Uber).

Harrison is the founder of Cleanosaur. A company that connects housekeepers with homes and businesses that need cleaning.

At the back of his house, he installed a quarterback net where he still throws footballs every day and creates content for his social media accounts.

Harrison is a father

The 6 foot 5 inches tall athlete is married with a seven years old son, Frederick Beauregard Beck. Details about his wife and son are not available online.

Harrison believes his real football project might be 12 years down the road when Frederick will be ready for a shot at big-time college football.

Image source: Lincoln Journal Star