Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Beasley has been named
AFC Defensive Player of the Month for his performance in the
three games in September. It is the first time a Jaguars defensive
player has been so honored.
Beasley, a four-year veteran who moved to right cornerback this
year when rookie Fernando Bryant became a starter, intercepted
three passes, returning two of them for touchdowns. He is tied for
interception lead with Philadelphia's Brian Dawkins, and he is the
only player with two touchdowns on interceptions. Beasley's 128
interception yards also leads the league.
Beasley intercepted two passes in the season opener against San
Francisco, returning the second one a team-record 93 yards for a
score. It was also the longest defensive score in franchise history.
interceptions in that game tied Deon Figures' single-game team
record. Last Sunday vs. Tennessee, Beasley returned an
interception 35 yards for a TD, becoming the team's first player
with two defensive scores in the same season.
Beasley now has eight interceptions for his career, which ties Chris
Hudson for the team's all-time record. He is also the first Jaguar to
intercept a pass in four consecutive seasons. In addition to his
interceptions, Beasley has 12 tackles seven passes defensed and a
forced fumble in the first three games.
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