Former Auburn and 49ers star Terry Beasley passes away at 73

The NFL world and Auburn University are facing a somber moment as the news of the passing of legendary player Terry Beasley broke out. This marks the end of an era for the football world.

However, Beasley’s death has started to stir up controversy, as the former Auburn star’s cause of death is a rather mysterious one.

Auburn mourns the loss of a Legend

Terry Beasley died at the age of 73 at his home in Moody. Auburn Athletics confirmed the news on social media. Beasley was a former wide receiver at Auburn and a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

The cause of the death has not been reported yet, but Auburn University shared a social media post mourning the loss of the legend. The University paid tribute to the legend in a tweet, stating, 

“We’ve lost one of our all-time greats. One of three Tigers to have their jersey retired.”

The sudden death of Terry Beasley has stirred some controversy, with reports emerging that it was a suicide.

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Reportedly, he was found in his residence injured with a self-inflicted shot wound. This case is under investigation, and possibly it was a suicide, as reported by Moody Police Chief Reece Smith.

“Officers were dispatched to his residence around 5:20 pm tonight. He was found deceased inside the residence from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. This case is still under investigation and our thoughts are with the Beasley family at this time,” Smith said.

The passing of Terry Beasley leaves a void in the football world and Auburn’s football history. However, the lack of a reported cause of death also adds an air of mystery. Fans are adamant about a proper investigation and finding out the reason behind his sudden death.

Beasley’s Impact on and off the Field

Terry Beasley was born on September 27, 1950. He played in the Auburn football program for the Tigers from 1969 to 1971.

He had a record-setting football career during which he earned All-American honors twice, in the 1970 and 1971 seasons. At that time, he shared an iconic bond with QB Pat Sullivan, and the duo helped the team reach heights of success.

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The former WR was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1972 NFL draft, but he played a few seasons with the team and was retired following the 1975 season. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Terry Beasley is not only known as a great football player but also as an incredible human being off the field. The former WR was known for his humility and community commitment. After he left Auburn University as an athlete, he remained associated with it as a mentor and ambassador.

During his remarkable career, Beasley also suffered 19 concussions and was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Despite all these challenges, his contributions to the football world were exceptional.

Do you think Terry Beasley committted suicide? Or is there some deeper mystery behind it? Make sure to let us know in the comments section.

Maheen Zaib

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1 thought on “Former Auburn and 49ers star Terry Beasley passes away at 73”

  1. What the fuck does it matter what I think? He either committed suicide or he didn’t. It’s a fucking shame that he suffered so much all for football glory. I’ll never complain again about penalties meant to protect players.


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