| American football player|
| Injured reserve|
| Tight end / Defensive end|
(1989-02-21) February 21, 1989 (age 26)
2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Jay Bequette, Cindy Bequette
University of Arkansas, Catholic High School for Boys
Tavon Wilson, Josh Boyce, Nate Ebner, Dane Fletcher, Travaris Cadet
Little Rock, Arkansas
Jake Bequette (born February 21, 1989) is an American football free agent defensive end. Bequette was selected in the third round with the 90th overall pick by the Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played high school football at Catholic High in Little Rock, Arkansas, and college football for Arkansas. Bequette was rated highly as a defensive end prospect in that year's draft.
Bequette attended the University of Arkansas from 2007 to 2011. During his career, he started 42 of 48 games, recording 140 tackles and 23.5 sacks. As a senior, he was a first team All-SEC selection. Bequette was named the Defensive MVP of the 2012 Cotton Bowl, helping Arkansas defeat Kansas State, 29-16, as the Razorbacks finished the 2011 season with a record of 11-2, and a #5 final ranking in all polls. Bequette finished the game with 5 tackles and 3 quarterback sacks. Bequette is a third-generation Razorback: his grandfather and father both played for Arkansas, as did his uncle.
Bequette was selected in the 3rd round by the New England Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was released by the Patriots on August 30, 2014 as part of final roster cuts. He did not see extensive playing time during his time with the Patriots, but re-signed with the team's practice squad shortly after the 2014 cuts. Bequette earned a Super Bowl ring for the Patriots in 2014, though he spent the entire season on the practice squad.
Before the 2015 season, the Patriots switched Bequette from defensive end to tight end. Bequette was waived by the Patriots and subsequently placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers on August 28, 2015.
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