Zane Beadles, #68 of the Denver Broncos, is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Utah. He started all four years of his college career on the offensive line and in 2010 was drafted to the Denver Broncos. Zane could not imagine living or playing in another city! Zane was quickly embraced by the Denver Community and now, in 2013, is proud to kick off Zane Beadles Parade Foundation. Zane's Parade Foundation focuses on enriching the lives of children who are faced with unfortunate situations by providing them with new experiences they would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in. Zane has selected the Elephant to represent his Foundation because Zane has found unique characteristics of this particular animal within himself. Elephants represent good luck, protection, inspiration, power and strength. These qualities are given to kids to overcome the obstacles in their lives. Zane believes, "Life is about the journey, not the destination." He will leave a footprint on your heart with his dedication and support!
Zane has had a successful career with the Denver Broncos and here are the highlights at a glance:
He is a fourth-year offensive guard who played all 16 regular-season games in each of his first three professional seasons. He ranks third among offensive linemen who entered the NFL in 2010 with 46 career starts.
He is the only player, offensive or defensive, to participate in 100 percent of Denver's regular-season snaps (1,143) in 2012.
He was tied for fifth among 16 game starting guards with only 1.0 sack allowed during the 2012 season.
He opened all 16 games during the regular season and started both playoff contests for the Broncos in 2011, helping the league's top rushing offense (164.5 ypg.) set the franchise single-season rushing record.
The Sporting News' All-Rookie Team in 2010 appointed Zane after opening eight contests at left guard and six contests at right tackle, becoming the first NFL rookie since Andre Gurode (Dal. 2002) to start at least six games at two of the three positions along the offensive line (C, G, T).
He was selected as a member of the 2013 AFC Pro Bowl Team.
In 2012, Zane was selected to represent the Denver Broncos for the NFL wide Walter Payton Man of the Year award. He was nominated for his outstanding community service and support.
Currently, Zane's Parade Foundation supports the following organizations:
Brent's Place: More than 14,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these pediatric patients will undergo a bone marrow transplant or other life-saving treatments, which require a "Safe-Clean" home, vital for a successful recovery. This means they require a place free of common viruses, bacteria and germs that can prove fatal while their immune system is recovering. As the only "Safe-Clean" housing facility approved by Children's Hospital Colorado in the entire Rocky Mountain region, Brent's Place is suitable for the entire family. It is close to treatment facilities and free of charge, alleviating fears and removing emotional and financial burdens while providing the necessary bridge between the hospital and home.
Over the past 2 years, Zane has raised over $50k for the families at Brent's Place and the demand for their services continues to rise. Approximately, 109 families called Brent's Place their home away from home in 2012. The cost for a family to stay at Brent's Place is $93 with the average stay being 109 days. Thanks to Zane's involvement, he has been able to sponsor full stays for families as well as allow them to attend programs to relieve the stress in their lives. With your support, Zane will be able to help more families and provide more programming such as attending tours of Sport's Authority Field and Denver Bronco games!
The Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES): CABPES is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging African-American and underrepresented youth to pursue career choices in the engineering and applied science professions. By doing so, the number of minority technical professionals will increase to a level that better represents the minority population, while assisting these industries in meeting the growing demand for engineers and scientists. Zane Beadles Parade Foundation will gift scholarship opportunities for Denver Metro area youth pursuing careers in engineering and applied science programs with your help.