Photo courtesy | Appalachian State Athletics – Rick Beasley receives his Associated Press All-America award from former Appalachian State athletics director Jim Jones in 1980. The Rick Beasley Wide Receiver Scholarship Endowment has been established in honor of his contributions to Appalachian State as a student-athlete, alumnus and administrator.

BOONE — Former deputy athletics director Rick Beasley was honored by Appalachian State University by creating a scholarship endowment in his name.

Beasley recently announced his retirement after spending the last nine years at his alma mater. Beasley spent a brief tenure as the school’s director of athletics after the departure of Charlie Cobb.

Beasley’s final day at App State will be this Tuesday.

The former Mountaineer standout was a wide receiver from 1977-80 and during his time there, he set seven school records and still holds two school records for most yards per reception (17.6) and most 100-yard receiving games (16) in a career. Beasley was a three-time All-SoCon performer and was the SoCon Male Athlete of the Year his senior year.

The Rick Beasley Wide Receiver Scholarship Endowment will provide a scholarship each year to a wide receiver in Appalachian State’s football program.

“This is a very deserving honor for Rick,” Appalachian State football head coach Scott Satterfield said. “What he has done for our program as a student-athlete, alumnus and administrator is immeasurable. I can’t think of a more appropriate recognition of Rick’s contributions to Appalachian State than for a student-athlete scholarship to be endowed in his name.”

In celebration of Beasley’s service to Appalachian State, fans are invited to contribute to the Rick Beasley Wide Receiver Scholarship Endowment. As the Yosef Club rapidly approaches achieving its $3 million goal for the 2015 fiscal year, all donations made to the Rick Beasley Wide Receiver Scholarship Endowment and/or the Yosef Club by Tuesday, June 30 will count towards that goal.

To speak with a Yosef Club representative and/or to contribute by phone, call the Yosef Club office at 828-262-3108. Additionally, inquiries can also be emailed to the Yosef Club office at [email protected]

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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