Former Michigan Wolverine B.J. Askew (1999-2003), whose football career was cut short in 2009 after a traffic accident, won a civil lawsuit in Florida this week. The year before the accident Askew had just received the largest contract extension for a fullback in NFL history. Sadly, after the accident he was placed on the IR and cut at the end of the season, ending his football career.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."