Beasley, who graduated from Adairsville in 2010 and starred at Clemson before being taken by the Falcons in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, is hoping to give back to his community with the camp, which takes place Saturday at Adairsville High School and starts at 9 a.m.
“It’s going to be great,” Beasley said. “You know, I always wanted to do a football camp when my dreams came true and being able to do this makes me all the more appreciative of what I have and it humbles me. I’m very excited about the kids that I’m going to be able to entertain.”
It will be the first time he’s hosted a youth camp.
Beasley played in all 16 games for the Falcons as a rookie last year, recording four sacks and two forced fumbles as a defensive end. This summer, he’s working on moving to outside linebacker, a position that tasks him with more responsibilities.
“The biggest challenge is probably dropping into coverage because I’m more of a ... throughout my career and in college I was more of a straight-line guy, rushing,” Beasley said. “So now I’m just having to open up and kind of relax and understand that I’m not always a rusher; sometimes I’ll be dropping into coverage.”
He’ll take a break from that to return to Adairsville to host the camp.
“I just always remember where I come from and the things that were done for me that provided me with a great education and a great athletic program and I felt the need to give back ... I’m just looking forward to it, hope to see a lot of kids there, and hope we have a good time.”