Legendary Auburn wide receiver Terry Beasley has tragically passed away at the age of 73 in his Moody home.
The news of Beasley's death is currently being investigated as a possible suicide, according to Moody Police Chief Reece Smith.
Beasley, born in Montgomery, played for Auburn from 1968 to 1971, where he became known for his outstanding skills. He was a key part of Auburn's success during those years, playing alongside Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Pat Sullivan.
After his college career, Beasley was drafted in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft and played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1972 to 1975.
Beasley's contributions to the sport did not go unnoticed. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame in 2002 and was praised for being half of one of college football's greatest pass combinations, paired with Pat Sullivan.
During his time at Auburn, Beasley achieved numerous accolades, including being a two-time All-Conference selection and a consensus All-American in 1971.
Beasley's impact on Auburn's football program is still evident today, as he holds several program records, including career receiving yards, touchdown receptions, and most 100-yard games.
His contribution to the game of football came at a cost, as Beasley is believed to have suffered at least 19 concussions throughout his playing career. These injuries eventually led to health problems later in life.
Beasley's passing is a tragic loss for the football community, and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. His legacy as a talented wide receiver and his impact on Auburn's football program will always be remembered.
Rest in peace, Terry Beasley.