Jon Beutjer

Jon Beutjer
No. 17
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-15) August 15, 1980
Place of birth: Wheaton, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Wheaton (IL) Warrenville South
College: Illinois
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
Player stats at

Jon Beutjer (born August 15, 1980) is a former American football quarterback. As a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South High School he threw for a then-national high school record of 60 touchdowns in a 14-game season, winning several Illinois High School Player of the Year honors in the process. He began his college football career at the University of Iowa, ending Iowa's 19-game losing streak with a victory over Michigan State in his first collegiate start during the 2000 season. He passed for 390 yards and scored 4 touchdowns against the Spartans. Beutjer joined the Iowa basketball team as a walk-on, seeing very limited action in six games during the 2000-01 season. During the summer of 2001, Beutjer with roommate and fellow football teammate Sam Aiello got in a dispute over a cable bill, which resulted in Beutjer being knocked unconscious in a parking lot requiring three of his teammates to pull Aiello off of the unconscious Beutjer. Beutjer loved Iowa and his teammates, but was forced into making a very difficult decision and he wound up transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After sitting out the 2001 season per NCAA transfer rules, he started for the Illini during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. He was granted a 6th year of eligibility in 2004, where he split playing time with sophomore Brad Bower. After finishing his college football career, Beutjer played in the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League.[1][2] In 2008 he signed on with the All American Football League for Team Michigan. However, as of 2011 the league has not gotten off the ground. He now works as a gym teacher at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL and announced on December 9, 2013 that he is expecting his first child.


  1. "Profile for Jon Beutjer". Arena Football League. Archived from the original on December 18, 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  2. "Hometown hero talks about football, education". The Sun (Glen Ellyn, IL). 22 September 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2009. Canadian Football League quarterback Jon Beutjer, 26, recently paid a visit to Hadley Junior High School ... At the end of his visit, the former Wheaton-Warrenville South High School quarterback clambered up in the bleachers with the students, posing for pictures.
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