Beagle was born in Hartford, Connecticut but played high school football in Cincinnati. The 6 foot one inch, 185 pounder entered the United States Naval Academy in 1952. A physical player, Beagle won All-America recognition in his junior and senior seasons during an era in which ends played 60 minutes. He was honored with the Maxwell Award after his junior year in 1954, in which he had 30 receptions, 451 yards rushing and four touchdowns to compliment his stout defense. He finished his three-year career with 64 receptions for 849 yards (mostly from George Welsh) and eight touchdowns despite fighting through a broken hand.
He also was All-America in lacrosse.
Beagle was selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft, two picks before the Green Bay Packers took Bart Starr. Before he was to join the Cardinals, he served four years in the United States Marines. He suffered a knee injury while playing football in the service and was never able to recover. He went into business in Sacramento, California.
Beagle married a Navy nurse, Jo Ann Jones. Their daughter, Ronda J. Beagle, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1984. The Beagles were among the first families with a father and daughter who graduated from the Academy. Ronda Beagle authored a 1993 book on the Navy's efforts to recruit women.
Uniquely in the history of the sport, Beagle and Roger Staubach played football for the same high school (Purcell in Cincinnati), played college ball at the same school (Navy), won the Maxwell Trophy, made All-America, and eventually were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, with Beagle receiving that honor in 1986.
|Born:||February 7, 1934|
|Died:||September 8, 2015 (aged 81)|
|NFL draft||1956 / Round: 17 / Pick: 197|
|Drafted by||Chicago Cardinals|
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Robert Leo Patrick "Grandpappy" Dove (February 21, 1921 – April 19, 2006) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and professionally for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Following his retirement as a player, Dove embarked on a 37-year coaching career at the professional and collegiate levels. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 2001.Deaths in September 2015
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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference.List of College Football Hall of Fame inductees (players, A–K)
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This is a list of notable residents of Cincinnati, Ohio.List of unanimous All-Americans in college football
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Maxwell Award winners
1954 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
1955 College Football All-America Team consensus selections