Kelvin Beachum Profile
Kelvin Beachum, a Mexia Texas native, graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2010 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Sports Management. In 2012, he completed a Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Dynamics and delivered the commencement address for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. While at SMU, Beachum was an all-conference left tackle, a student leader on campus, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 where he served as the starting left tackle until suffering a torn ACL during the 2016 season. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars during free agency in March 2016, and started at left tackle during the 2016 season. In free agency 2017, Kelvin signed with the New York Jets.
In addition to his commitments with the NFL, Beachum is known for his dedication to ending hunger by working directly with hunger advocacy groups like Bread for the World and World Vision, and supporting community food banks across America. He also sits on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America. Beachum sits on the Executive Boards of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU. He is an alternate union rep for the NFLPA and a member of the NFLPA Brand Ambassador Program. In December 2016, it was announced that Beachum was a member of the advisory board for the OneTeam Collective, a groundbreaking, athlete-driven business accelerator for innovative companies seeking to incorporate sports strategies to drive growth.
Beachum is committed to helping young people, especially minority and disadvantaged youth, develop the habits and skills for success. He has a special focus on encouraging minority youth to engage STEM-centric disciplines and STEM careers, especially in computer programming, coding, and robotics.
A man of strong faith, Beachum is devoted to glorifying God with everything he does and uses his time and influence to encourage others, especially young people, by advocating education, faithful devotion and being of service to others. Beachum resides in Arizona with his wife, Jessica, and their young daughter, Kalena.