Mekhi Becton
Mekhi Becton


Mekhi Becton
Mekhi Becton (born April 18, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the Louisville Cardinals. Becton was recruited by 31 schools to play football

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Mekhi BectonLouisville Cardinals – No. 73PositionOffensive TackleClassJuniorMajorUndecidedCareer historyCollege Bowl games High schoolHighland Springs (VA)Personal informationBorn: (1999-04-18) April 18, 1999 (age 20)Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)Weight369 lb (167 kg)Career highlights and awards

Mekhi Becton (born April 18, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the Louisville Cardinals.

Contents College Career

Becton was recruited by 31 schools to play football, but by February 1, 2017, National Signing Day, he had narrowed the choice to five schools: Louisville, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Michigan, and Oregon.[1] While he had been heavily recruited by Virginia, he ultimately chose Louisville, where he was quickly able to work his way onto the first team offense during training camp.[1][2]

Louisville 2017

Becton played as a freshman in the 2017 season. During his freshman year, Becton played in 13 games and started 11 for the Cardinals at the tackle position. During the first 4 games of the season, Becton was the highest rated freshman in the country by Pro Football Focus, and during the 7 he was the best pass-blocker in the ACC, allowing 6 pressures in 312 snaps.[3]

2018

Becton was named a starting tackle for the 2018 season and started every game of the season, bringing his total number of games started to 23 by the end of the season.[4]

2019

Becton was again named a starting tackle for the 2019 season.[4] After being named to the first team All-ACC during this season, Becton decided to forgo his senior year and declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.[5]

References
  1. ^ a b Barber, Mike (September 21, 2018). "Louisville's Mekhi Becton, the one that got away, plays at UVA on Saturday". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved September 6, 2019..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Jones, Steve (August 26, 2017). "Louisville football | Massive freshman OL Mekhi Becton grows into a potential star". The Courier-Journal. Gannett. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Lourim, Jake (November 8, 2017). "Mekhi Becton, Louisville's 350-pound freshman, has lived up to the hype". The Courier-Journal. Gannett. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b McCammon, Michael (August 5, 2019). "Trimmer, faster Mekhi Becton leading Louisville offensive line". 247Sports.com. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Demling, Jody (December 16, 2019). "Louisville OL Mekhi Becton to turn pro; won't play in bowl game". 247sports.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
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