Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard introduced himself to the NFL on Friday night, with two touchdown passes in his first professional preseason game.
The first scoring toss came with 13:42 left in the fourth quarter. Beathard, playing for the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs, took a snap from the shotgun, evaded pressure and fired off balance to receiver Kendrick Bourne, who scampered to the end zone for a 46 yards and six points.
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Only minutes later, Beathard gave San Francisco the lead with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Tyler McCloskey.
The 49ers went on to win 27-17, as Beathard completed 7 of 11 passes for 101 yards.
Beathard played at Iowa from 2013-16, throwing for 5,562 yards and 40 touchdowns. San Francisco selected him in the third round of April’s NFL Draft. He is projected to back up veteran Brian Hoyer during the 2017 season.
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