Bobby Beathard, the longtime player personnel staffer and general manager behind the Miami Dolphins’ ’70s success and two of Joe Gibbs’ Super Bowl wins with the Washington Redskins, is part of the 2018 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In commemoration, his grandson Tucker Beathard unveiled a new single and video, appropriately titled “Hall of Fame,” about how the greats in our lives don’t necessarily need a plaque in a museum to be revered.
Although his path to greatness points to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville instead of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, the singer/songwriter is just as much a part of a family tradition as his brother C.J. Beathard, a quarterback for the Iowa Hawkeyes in college and the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Tyler and C.J.’s dad Casey Beathard writes and sings country music, too, with his compositions including Kenny Chesney’s “I Will Stand” and “No Shoes, No Problems,” Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” Tracy Lawrence’s “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” Eric Church’s “Homeboy” and even Tucker’s top-10 2016 hit “Rock On.”
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As a member of Big Machine subsidiary Dot Records’ roster, Tucker’s output includes his 2016 debut album Fight Like Hell, the rocking country anthem “Momma and Jesus” and prior football analogy “Tennessee 20-10.” These songs come from a talent with his kin folks’ drive to be the best in his game.
As for the NFL Hall of Famer in the family, Bobby Beathard entered Canton as a contributor to the game. He was enshrined alongside Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Vince Lombardi-era Packers legend Jerry Kramer, Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, Houston Oilers linebacker Robert Brazile and a pair of record-breaking wide receivers, Terrell Owens and Randy Moss. Several of these players’ highlights appear in Tucker’s video.
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