Football

 
December 19, 2012

Beiler Picked Up by Toronto Argonauts

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Former Bridgewater College wide receiver Tyler Beiler, the all-time leading receiver for the Eagles and 2010 All-America selection, has signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Beiler's stop with the Argonauts follows up on his stints with the AFC North power Pittsburgh Steelers, defending NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Ronks, Pa. native signed a three-year deal with the 49ers during preseason camp in 2011 before being let go in late August and most recently signed a futures contract with the Steelers before being released following cuts to the final roster.

During the 2012 Bridgewater football season, Beiler volunteered as an assistant coach on for the Eagles.

Following Beiler's departure from San Francisco, he was quickly picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The former Eagles standout was with Jacksonville for a month before being released in October.

Complete terms of Beiler's deal are currently unavailable.

Beiler was named the Division II-III Player of the Year by the Manheim Touchdown Club at their annual banquet last year after pulling in a laundry list of hardware after a breakout season.

He was named to the AP Little All-American team in December 2010, in a compilation of the best players from Division II/III and NAIA. He was also named the winner of the Willie Lanier Award as the state of Virginia's top small college football player in 2010. In addition, he was named the state Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors and The Roanoke Times following his senior season.

On top of his Virginia awards, Beiler was also named the South Region Player of the Year by D3Football.com and was a first team All-American selection by D3Football.com.

Beiler led the nation in all-purpose yards and receiving yards per game, adding to numerous postseason honors.

Toronto recently claimed the Grey Cup, the CFL equivalent of the Super Bowl. Toronto's victory marked its 16th Grey Cup Championship, a league record.