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Zane Beadles donates nearly $1 million to Utah program

The newly signed Jaguars offensive lineman gave a big donation to the Utah football program.

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Newly signed Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Zane Beadles donated $750,000 to the Utah football program, giving back to his alma mater. It's the single biggest donation to the football program from a former player.

"This is something I've known I wanted to do ever since I left school," Beadles said in a press release. "The University of Utah was such a great place for me. I don't think I'd be where I am today without the University of Utah. I am excited to pledge this money to the U. and give back to the place that helped shape me into the man I am today."

Beadles was a three-time All-Mountain West team selection and was a key part of Utah's 2008 undefeated season.

The Jaguars signed Beadles in the 2014 offseason as an unrestricted free agent, giving the former second-round pick a five-year contract worth $30 million. Currently Beadles is slated to be the Jaguars starting left guard.