C.J. Beathard caught Bobby Beathard’s Pro Football Hall of Fame phone call on camera.
C.J., the former Iowa quarterback and current San Francisco 49ers player, was with his grandfather when the older Beathard got the call that he’s going to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
C.J. shared the video on his Instagram.
“Got to be a part of something very special today,” C.J. Beathard wrote. “My grandpa, someone I’ve looked up to since I was young, was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame! There’s no one more deserving than him! I couldn’t be more proud. Love you Grandpa!”
Bobby Beathard is going into the Hall of Fame after a successful career as a scout and general manager. His teams won four Super Bowls and played in seven (Chiefs in 1966, Dolphins in 1972 and 1973), Redskins (1982, 1983 and 1987) and San Diego Chargers (1994). Beathard was a scout for the Chiefs and Falcons before becoming director of player personnel with the Dolphins. He then was general manager of the Redskins and Chargers.
As noted on his personal page on the Hall of Fame website, Beathard would often trade away the Redskins’ first-round pick to get more talent. Washington used its first-round pick only three times in 11 seasons.