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Former Wesley All-American Signs with CFL

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Former Wesley College All-American Larry Beavers signed a free agent contract with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Last summer, Beavers went to training camp with the New Orleans Saints and returned a kick off 97 yards during a nationally televised preseason game before eventually getting cut.

He had spent the previous training camp with the Carolina Panthers, catching two passes for 31 yards.  He also had a 24-yard kickoff return and ran back four punts before being one of Carolina's final cuts.

As a senior at Wesley in 2008, Beavers returned a kick and a punt for touchdowns against the Apprentice School, consecutive kickoffs at Webber International, and a punt at Lake Erie College. His 98-yard kickoff return against Mary Hardin-Baylor set a school record for longest return and established the new Division III record with as his fifth kickoff return score of the year.  He led Division III in kick return average at 39.5 and averaged over 29 yards per punt return.

Beavers also started at receiver for the Wolverines, leading the team with 598 yards and tying for the team lead with 30 receptions and six touchdowns.  He ended his career with 2,366 receiving yards, second all-time at Wesley and was seventh all-time with 126 career receptions.

With 41 career touchdowns between receiving, kick and punt returns, Beavers is the all-time leader in ACFC history in touchdowns scored.  His 5,373 all-purpose yards are also a conference record.

After the 2008 season, Beavers was named an All-American by the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com.  He was also named All-South Region and was the Atlantic Central Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Year.

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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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