Team Frugal: Kelvin Beachum Jr
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
Kelvin Beachum Jr currently plays Left Tackle for the NY Jets. If you know football, you know being an offensive lineman is a thankless job but it’s all about protecting your biggest asset (quarterback) so your team succeeds. Kelvin Beachum Jr has done a pretty good job of that both on the field and off of it. Beachum Jr is an active angel investor, philanthropist, and speaker. He makes it his mission to not only invest in game changing sectors but give back in particular spaces that do the same.
Kelvin Beachum Jr has credited listening as a reason why he’s been so successful both on and off the field. Whether it’s zoning in listening to a play call on the field, listening to his parents growing up, or listening to mentors and experienced business individuals, Beachum has made an effort to listen and learn to grow and reach his aspirations. As they say the “teacher must start where the learner is.”
Beachum Jr is a great example of a professional athlete that may not have the brand popularity of a star player because of the position he plays, but that hasn’t stopped him using his position to push through barriers not only for himself but others as well.