Frank Beede to be Inducted into the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame
Congratulations to former Seahawks offensive lineman Frank Beede, who will be inducted into the Antioch (Calif.) Sports Legends Hall of Fame in October, 2015.
Beede graduated from Antioch High School in 1991, where he lettered in three sports: football, wrestling and track. He became the BVAL heavyweight wrestling champion in his senior year.
He pursued football in college, playing on the offensive line as a guard for three seasons at U.C. Berkeley. He played in the 1992 Citrus Bowl and 1993 Alamo Bowl, and earned honorable mention for the All-Pac 10 Conference in 1994. Beede transferred his senior year to Oklahoma Panhandle State University, where he was named to the NAIA All-America second team and All-Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference first team.
Beede began his pro career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1996, becoming the first free agent rookie to become a starter in franchise history. He played five years with the Seahawks before joining the Arena Football League, playing center for the San Jose Sabercats for an additional six years. During his years with the Sabercats, he was part of a team that won three Arena Bowl titles: in 2002, 2004, and 2007.
Beede retired from football in 2007 and returned to East County, CA to become a history teacher and football coach. In 2010 he was honored by the NFL as its Teacher of the Year recipient.
The Antioch Historical Society Museum Sports Legends Program is dedicated to preserving the historical achievements of both genders and all sports in the community for present and future generations. Recognition includes athletes, coaches and leaders from youth and community programs, high school through college, and on to the pros.