From Simi Valley, California, the 6’6″, 253 lbs Sandland spent two seasons at local junior college Piece College where he was rated the top junior college tight end in the nation by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. He committed to the University of Miami following his standout Juco career. After appearing in 13 games during for the Hurricanes, Sandland transfered to Montana State.
Sandland spent one season with the Bobcats, catching 37 passes for 632 yards (17.1 YPR) and a team-high nine TDs. He showed big-time athleticism at the Combine, running 4.74 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. These performances raised Sandland’s draft stock, and got him selected with the #252 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers. He would go on to make the Panthers practice squad. He also has a stint on the Packers practice squad.
At age 25, Sandland will join The Spring League in Austin to prove to NFL scouts he belongs back on football’s greatest stage.
You can read more about his journey here: http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/20737/seventh-round-draft-pick-beau-sandland-took-the-long-road-to-panthers-nfl
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