Junior quarterback who will compete for the starting position in 2008... came out of spring listed first on the depth chart... has completed 16-of-25 passes (64.0 percent) for 194 yards and two touchdowns in his career... also has carried seven times for 10 yards... shared Most Improved Quarterback honors in the spring with Chris Smelley... also was the Andrew Sorensen Scholar-Athlete Award winner, given to the player with the highest GPA... has appeared in 15 contests over the past two seasons.
2007: Saw action in all 12 games as he was the holder on placements for kicker Ryan Succop... completed 14-of-23 passes (60.9 percent) for 175 yards with one touchdown and one interception in three games at quarterback... played significant minutes in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette... completed 11-of-15 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in that contest... rushed four times for 17 yards against ULL... also saw action against South Carolina State, completing 3-of-7 passes for 38 yards with an interception... was 0-for-1 in spot duty against Florida... sprained his shoulder during the final week of spring ball and did not play in the Garnet & Black game... earned the Andrew Sorensen Scholar Athlete Award in the spring for having the team's highest GPA.
2006: Appeared in three games as a redshirt freshman, completing both of his passes for 19 yards and a score... hampered in early fall camp by an injured left thumb that sidelined him for the first scrimmage... began the season behind Blake Mitchell, Chris Smelley and Cade Thompson on the depth chart... had an impressive scrimmage during the off-week, earning a spot on the travel roster to Vanderbilt... saw his first game action on special teams against Tennessee... made his first collegiate appearance at quarterback against Middle Tennessee and completed a three-yard touchdown pass to Mike West... got in for one play against Clemson and completed a 16-yard pass to Kenny McKinley... received the Harold White GPA Award for the offense in the spring.
2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Concord (N.C.) High School in 2005... played for Coach E.Z. Smith... compiled a 31-6 record as a prep quarterback... passed for over 3,600 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior, guiding his team to a 15-1 record and the 3A state title... completed 155-of-300 passes for 2,586 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior... named to the all-conference team as both a junior and senior... was the Southern Piedmont Player of the Year and named to USA TODAY's "Old Spice Red Zone Team"... also was the punter... attended the Regional Elite 11 quarterback camps at Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.
PERSONAL: Thomas S. Beecher was born Aug. 22, 1987... is an actuary mathematics major... his uncles, Tee and Tommy Moorman, played for Steve Spurrier at Duke in the late 1980s.