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High School: Earned IHSA All-State team recognition following the 2012 season, in addition to all-area and all-conference accolades from the Chicago Sun-Times, Aurora Beacon News and Daily Herald. Holds school records for most catches and receiving yardage in a career. Set a school single-game record with four touchdowns. Recorded 65 catches for 980 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior season. Paced the Eagles with three catches for 24 yards, while returning two kickoffs for 49 yards, in a 42-12 win over Tolono Unity in the 2012 Illinois Class 3A title game. Hauled in 26 receptions for 383 yards and five touchdowns in ACS' five postseason games in 2012. Played a central role in an Eagle offense that scored at least 27 points in each of its 15 games in 2012 and 38-plus points in all but two games. Caught 38 passes for 655 yards - a 17.2 yard average - and eight touchdowns as a junior at Aurora Christian despite missing the first six weeks of the season due to injury. Grabbed 53 passes for 840 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore with the Eagles. Named to the Academic All-State and All-Conference teams in 2012.
Personal: Born June 1, 1994, in Buffalo, N.Y. Son of Don and Diana Beebe. Father played in six Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. Sister, Amanda, plays volleyball at Taylor University. Volunteers with the Aurora Food Pantry. Enjoys fishing, writing and spending time with family. Admires Michael Jordan.