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David Beamer, Son of 9/11 Hero, QBs Amazing Comeback in Sunshine Classic All-Star Game


It would appear that taking charge is a trait uploaded into the DNA and transferred from one generation of Beamers to another.

Thursday night David Beamer, a relatively unheralded quarterback from a Princeton High School program that survived week-to-week three years ago, came off the bench and led the West team to 28 unanswered points and a win in the Sunshine Classic all-star football game.

Beamer, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, quarterbacked that effort in every sense of the word. He’s the son of Todd Beamer, famed leader of the Sept. 11 passenger attempt to re-take control of Flight 93 from terrorists who crashed it into a Pennsylvania field.

In a game he’ll never forget, Beamer completed 16 of 18 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. He sneaked in for one score and then showed mobility – a tool some said he didn’t have – when he fled the pocket and scrambled two yards for the West’s final score.

What Beamer did best, however, was unite the West offense. He got relative strangers a week ago involved by completing passes to eight different receivers including the West’s other quarterback Malik Thompson from West Windsor-Plainsboro North.

Beamer’s father had a similar ability to take charge and unite a group of unknowns. David Beamer was three years old when his father is said to have led that passenger revolt against the armed terrorists who hijacked United Flight 93.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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