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Jeff Beathard is entering his 25th season in the NFL and spent the last 13 seasons as an area scout for the Carolina Panthers. He was assigned to the southeast region.
Prior to joining the Panthers, Beathard was a scout for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2003-05. He also worked in the San Diego Chargers scouting department from 1994-2002. He got his first NFL scouting opportunity with the Los Angeles Rams in 1992 and worked with the club until 1994. Prior to working in the NFL, he held the roles of director of player personnel and running backs coach for the Orlando Thunder of the World League of American Football in 1991. Before joining the Rams in 1992, Beathard held the positions of director of player personnel and tight ends coach for the San Antonio Riders of the WLAF.
Beathard was a running back at Towson State University from 1983-85 before transferring to Southern Oregon State College as a senior. He was the 333rd overall selection by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1988 NFL Draft, becoming "Mr. Irrelevant" that year.
He is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and Washington Ring of Famer Bobby Beathard who was the franchise's general manager from 1978-88.