Why former Utah football standout Zane Beadles is retiring from the NFL

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 14, 2019 10:51 a.m.

    Nothing else to prove. If you can retire, great, enjoy your time with your family. Get your MBA and do something else productive. Please continue to be a great example of success.

    Thank you to the classy BYU fans.

    I know it’s a different sport, but what about those that try and try and try to make the NBA, but never can, and end up playing overseas, despite being college player of the year? The great ones make it both in college and in the highest professional leagues.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 12, 2019 12:35 p.m.

    Thanks for all the memories Zane. You are a great ambassador of the U and of the sport of football.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    June 11, 2019 10:56 p.m.

    From this diehard BYU fan to Zane Beadles: congratulations on a nice NFL career AND on being a dad and husband.

    Best wishes!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 11, 2019 10:22 p.m.


    Guys that aren’t “that good” does not include the ones that last for nine years and retire voluntarily. Instead, it’s the guys that last only six games, have a 1 to 6 TD to INT ratio, then make a brief and forlorn attempt at the CFL.

  • SageRider Spanish Fork USA, UT
    June 11, 2019 7:19 p.m.

    Congratulations Zane, from this Cougar fan. Best wishes to your family in the next chapter. I enjoyed watching you play the game, you did it the right way. Good luck!

  • rickmac37 , 00
    June 11, 2019 4:57 p.m.

    Looks like he’s getting out when he can walk out in one piece. Great move to leave and further your education. God bless

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 11, 2019 3:33 p.m.

    Zane, one of my personal favorite Utes! I singled him out and watched, and marveled at how long and far from the line of scrimmage he would maintain his blocks. And that was both as a Ute and as a professional.
    He exemplifies the best characteristics that a student athlete can possess.
    Good luck in your personal and professional life after football.
    And on that day in that Sugar Bowl the best team won!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 11, 2019 1:51 p.m.

    You're obviously an intelligent guy, Zane: You got a mechanical engineering degree from one of the top engineering universities in the country. Wise move to retire now and preserve that extraordinary brain.