Salt Lake City, UT, United States (4E Sports) – Zane Beadle will be donating $750,000 to the University of Utah’s football program, he announced Monday.
The doantion is the biggest amount given to the university by a former player, according to ESPN.
The first $500,000 will go to the construction of the Zane Beadles’ Sports Medicine Center.
While the remaining $250,000 will be allotted for the Zane Beadles’ Offensive Line Scholarship.
After playing big for the Denver Broncos last year alongside Peyton Manning, the Jacksonville Jaguars inked Beadle to a five-year, $30 million contract.
Beadle stated that he wanted to donate to the school since he left the program.
“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,” Beadle added.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham expressed his gratitude to the team’s former offensive lineman.
“He is a great source of pride to all of us at Utah and we are appreciative of his loyalty and generosity.”
Aside from Beadle’s donation, a number of former Utes players also gave back to the university.
These included Alex Smith ($500,000), Jordan Gross ($500,000), Steve Smith ($400,000) and Paul Soliai ($250,000) who donated to the football program.
Andre Miller ($500,000) and Andrew Bogut ($125,000) gave their gifts to the basketball program.