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Redskins fourth-round pick Kyshoen Jarrett knows he'll likely get a taste of playing special teams during the early parts of his career. But after a fruitful four seasons at Virginia Tech, he's confident his experience under Hokies head coach Frank Beamer will ease that transition.
What people have deemed "Beamerball," a style of play that means scoring one or more non-offensive touchdowns, Jarrett is glad to have inherited that brand of football.
Since Beamer's first season in 1987, a player at every defensive position has scored at least one touchdown, and, as of 2011, 35 different players had scored touchdowns on Virginia Tech's special teams.
"Beamerball is real. It definitely is real," Jarrett said on "Redskins Nation." "You don't really get to understand it unless you're within that system."
Indeed, the blocked punts and kick returns on special teams have come to define Frank Beamer's reign at Virginia Tech, and Jarrett is ready to bring his coach's mentality to the Redskins.
"I mean it's nothing new," Jarrett said. "I'll still have to attack it 100 percent, 100 miles per hour, just as if I was in college at Virginia Tech… I feel like I'm very athletic, in terms of what I can do. I'm very tough, very physical. Like we mentioned before, the special teams, I was able to do it whether it was punt return, kick return."
Some other rookies, notably wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Evan Spencer, were also strong special teams players for their schools and expect to make themselves known in that department with the team.
Regardless of how head coach Jay Gruden hands out assignments, Jarrett seems content with his future, knowing he can rely on his experience and learn from veterans like DeAngelo Hall throughout the summer.
"Everything will work out for the best," Jarrett said. "I'm just going to continue being me, and do what got me here in the first place.