Kelvin’s Story

Kelvin Beachum is a professional football player by occupation, but making a positive impact is his passion and purpose. On game day he battles in the trenches along the offensive line. Off the field, you can find him battling hunger, and working to increase education and opportunity for young people. Learn more about Mexia, Texas’ renaissance man:

Begin the Journey

Kelvin Beachum, Jr. is born in Mexia, TX

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Kelvin arrives at Southern Methodist University, where he goes on to start 52 consecutive games, earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and deliver the commencement address at graduation.

7th Round “Steel”

Kelvin was selected in the seventh round (248th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 NFL Draft. While with the Steelers, he appeared in 44 games with 39 starts.


In 2016, Kelvin joins the Jacksonville Jaguars, starting 15 games at left tackle.


Welcome to Gotham

Kelvin signs as a free agent with the Jets in March 2017

In-Demand Speaker

Kelvin is a professional speaker in both the university and corporate markets. With outstanding interactive programs in Effective Leadership and Diversity/Inclusion, his training programs and keynotes powerfully engage audiences and create substantial post-program ROI.

Education Advocate

Everybody can’t go pro in football, but EVERYBODY can go pro in STEM.

In The Community

Annual Kelvin Beachum Youth Football Camp at Mexia High School