Marshall's Beckett Drafted in Second Round to Chargers

Updated 4/15/2000

  • MAC Draft List

    NEW YORK (April 15, 2000) -- Former Marshall safety Rogers Beckett was chosen by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft held in New York. Beckett was the 43rd overall player selected and joins former teammate Chad Pennington as the first two MAC players selected.

    "It's pretty exciting," Beckett said. "I've always wanted to play football in California, and now I'll have a chance to do that."

    Beckett said he had talked with the Chargers on Wednesday. The only team he spoke with before being drafted Saturday was the New Orleans Saints, who ended up taking another player early in the second round.

    He found out about his selection like the rest of America did.

    "The next thing I know I'm looking at the TV and there's my name scrolling across the bottom," Beckett said.