Wide Receiver, Carolina Panthers
Born: 7/8/1985 Delray Beach, Florida
Resides: Charlotte, N.C./Delray Beach, Fla.
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: Fifth round in 2007 by Green Bay Packers
NFL Experience: 3rd season.
NFL Statistics: 2010: Played 13 games for the Panthers and New York Jets, catching 7 passes for 124 yards. 2009: In his best season yet, caught 14 passes for 191 yards (13.6 yards/catch) and first NFL touchdown. 2008: Played in 2 games, 1 catch for 26 yards.
College Stats: As a senior at Virginia Tech in 2006, played in 12 games, made 34 receptions for 424 yards, averaged 12.5 yards per reception with a season long of 60 yards.
Family: Brother, Jordan Bean, 10. Brother, Cameron Bean, passed away in April 2003.
Brett Favre went hunting and killed a duck. He bagged it and put it in Eric Barton’s locker. We came in from practice and everyone saw this big black bag. Eric opened it and there was the dead duck in there. One of the linebackers grabbed it by its head and took it outside.
DC and Clown Dog.
Best DB I’ve faced:
Darrelle Revis. I used to face him in practice every day. He’s a hell of a corner.
Best offensive players I’ve played with:
Greg Jennings, Jerricho Cotchery, Chad Pennington and Marcus Vick at Virginia Tech.
Closest friends in football:
Kareem Brown, Vernon Gholston, Abe Elam
and Sabby Piscitelli.
I love to cook and I make soul food all the time. Mac and cheese, baked beans, collard greens and candied yams.
"American History X" and Kevin Hart's standup DVD, "Seriously Funny."
What’s in your iPod?
A lot of R&B and jazz. Lil Wayne, Rob Rich, Brisco.
"Alright" by Ledisi.
Before a game I put on the same orange shirt I’ve been wearing since high school. It’s pretty raggedy, I’ve worn it during games in high school, college and now the NFL.
Best qualities for a person to have:
An all-around good personality and a sense of humor. If you can’t laugh, there’s something wrong with you.
I just started the David Clowney Foundation to help underprivileged kids earn athletic scholarships in all sports. I’m also active in clothing drives and food drives, especially around the holidays and I run a football camp that starts June 6 in South Florida.
My hero is:
Growing up I always looked up to Jerry Rice. I played receiver and safety in high school and I was a big 49ers fan growing up. All the records he’s broken ... Jerry Rice was everything to me as a child.