Tom E. Beer

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Tom E. Beer
Born: (1969-03-27) March 27, 1969 (age 54)
Bay Port, Michigan, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Fullback, Linebacker
College Saginaw Valley State University
Wayne State University
NFL draft 1994 / Round: 7
Career history
As player
1994–1996 Detroit Lions

Thomas E. Beer (born March 27, 1969) is a former National Football League (NFL) player.

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Playing career

Beer played high school football at Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port High School, a consolidated high school in the thumb area of Michigan. [1] He went on to play college football for Saginaw Valley State University before transferring to Wayne State University. [2]

Beer was drafted in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. [3] [4] He played fullback in 1994, and linebacker in 1995 and 1996. [2] During his time with the Lions, Beer was among the team leaders in special teams tackles. He started one game at strongside linebacker during the 1996 season. [5]

Beer's career ended following the 1996 season. Doctors had recommended retirement following a series of neurological testing. [5]

Personal life

Beer is not related to the earlier NFL player named Tom Beer.

Beer has participated in Lions alumni and charity events since his retirement. [6]

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