Beidel injured during Colorado camp
P.J. Beidel
P.J. Beidel

Posted Jul 7, 2007


P.J. Beidel's hopes and dreams of playing college football had taken him from his home-state Georgia to Boulder, Colo. Unfortunately Beidel's dreams recently suffered an unexpected setback.

Roswell's P.J. Beidel suffered a devastating injury during a camp at the University of Colorado, "We were forming up and I just fell," said a somber Beidel who tore an ACL.

Doctors say it could be 4-6 months before Beidel is fully recovered which will make it unlikely the Roswell (Ga.) star will ever get to play his senior season. Sadly many schools that were recruiting Beidel such as Connecticut, Colorado, Indiana and Vanderbilt have backed off of recruiting him because of the injury.

Beidel doesn't know the meaning of the word "quit" and is not giving up on his dreams. Tulane and Miami (Ohio) are maintaining contact with the speedy receiver. Beidel also recently visited Furman and the Paladin staff seemed interested in giving him a shot down the road. "Those coaches are just waiting to see how my rehab goes and might either offer me a scholarship or invite me as a preffered walk-on," commented Beidel.

College coaches have good reason to keep in contact with Beidel as he put up great numbers as a junior catching 47 catches for 507 yards and four touchdowns. He added two carries for 56 yards and another score. Defensively, Beidel finished with four interceptions and 25 tackles.

During his rehab Beidel will stay busy in school and help with the team, "I'll assist in coaching the receivers," said Beidel. Roswell is looking to repeat as champions and has 35 returning seniors to count on.


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