Role American football player
|Name Frank Beede|
1996-2000 Seattle Seahawks
NFL draft 1996
|Date of birth (1973-05-01) May 1, 1973 (age 42)|
College University of California, BerkeleyOklahoma Panhandle State University
Education Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of California, Berkeley
Place of birth Antioch, California
A Visit with Frank Beede - 2016
Frank McNulty Beede III was a professional American football player who played offensive lineman for four seasons for the Seattle Seahawks, six years in Arena Football with the San Jose Sabercats, and is now a history teacher and football coach.
Beede was born in Antioch, California and graduated from Antioch High School in 1991 where he lettered in three sports: football, wrestling and track. He was the BVAL heavyweight wrestling champion in his senior year.
Pursuing football in college, Beede played on the offensive line as a guard for three seasons at the University of California at Berkeley. He played in the 1992 Citrus Bowl and 1993 Alamo Bowl and earned honorable mention for the All-Pac-10 Conference in 1994. Frank transferred in his senior year to Oklahoma Panhandle State University. There he was named to the NAIA All-America second team and All-Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference first team.
Beede joined the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 becoming the first free agent rookie starter in franchise history. He played five years with the Seahawks.
After his years with the Seahawks, Beede joined the Arena Football League as center for the San Jose Sabercats. During his six years with the Sabercats, he was part of a team that won three Arena Bowl titles in 2002, 2004, and 2007.
Retiring from football in 2007, Beede returned to eastern Contra Costa County as a history teacher and football coach. In 2010 Frank was honored by the NFL as its Teacher of the Year recipient. He stated that he never considered himself a gifted athlete, but that his work ethic and attitude sometimes made him victorious as an NFL player. He has been teaching at Freedom High School since 2008, telling his students that it is not about the skill, but about the will.