6-foot-5 / 255 pounds
Cary (NC) / Panther Creek
Following a redshirt freshman season in 2012, Beilinson missed the 2014 campaign while recovering from an upper body injury. Through three years in Durham he’s been on the field for a total of 94 plays.
If he’s back at full strength, Beilinson’s best path to the field is most likely on special teams at this point in his career. With Braxton Deaver coming back and David Reeves returning for a fifth season, there’s quite a mountain to climb in order to get snaps.
Injuries certainly set him back a season ago and have pushed him down the depth chart as he begins his fourth year in Durham. Deaver, the starter, is returning from a knee injury and could reasonably considered an injury risk in 2015. But Reeves has been a steady performer for several seasons and both Erich Schneider and Davis Koppenhaver have been charted above Beilinson to start the season. He could challenge to become the third string option, and would need in advance of next season - if he even returns for a fifth year in the program - as Tennessee Daniel Helm is considered to be the presumptive starter for 2016 and beyond.
How he ended up in Durham
Rated as a three star tight end, Beilinson picked Duke over North Carolina State and Wake Forest.
High School Highlights
Three-year letterman at Panther Creek under coach Wayne Bragg… helped Panther Creek to a 26-13 record with two state playoff berths ... in senior season, caught 30 passes for 412 yards. [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]
FB Forecast: TE Dan Beilinson
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