|Occupation:||Australian Rules Footballer|
|Birth Day:||February 12, 1990|
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He was a talented cricketer growing up. He was drafted #29 overall in the 2008 National Draft by Collingwood.
Beams began playing football on the Gold Coast for the Mudgeeraba Saints at six years of age and would later switch to the Southport Australian Football Club, where he debuted for the senior team in 2007 at the age of 17. In 2008, he would solidify his spot in the Southport midfield as well as captaining the Queensland U18 team at the National Championships. Beams would go on to be a part of the QAFL senior premiership winning side later that year for Southport. He would kick an early Grand Final goal for Southport as they claimed an 8-point victory over Morningside at Carrara Stadium. In October 2008, Beams rejected a guaranteed three-year contract with the GC17 expansion team and instead opted to enter the 2008 AFL Draft.
Beams was selected by Collingwood with selection 29 in the 2008 AFL Draft. A versatile midfielder who could defend and attack, Beams was a high possession winner who was balanced and composed when in close proximity to opponents. Beams was linked to the new Queensland based club in 2009, but signed an extension to his Collingwood contract to the end of the 2012 season.
Beams finished fourth in the NAB Rising Star 2009 after being nominated in round 17. He won the Harry Collier Trophy in 2009 as Collingwood's best first year player.
Beams had a breakout year in 2012. He averaged over 31 possessions a game, impressing in best-on-ground performances against Adelaide, West Coast and Sydney. His rise was most notably attributed to the long-term injury of midfielder Luke Ball in round 3. Beams led the entire AFL for handball receives and was third in the competition for disposals. He was also in contention for the 2012 Brownlow Medal along with teammates Scott Pendlebury and Dane Swan.
To cap off the 2012 season, which saw Beams become one of the games' elite midfielders, he was selected in the 2012 All-Australian Team on a wing. Adding to this recognition, Beams finished the season winning the E.W. Copeland Trophy beating of 2011 winner Scott Pendlebury by 35 votes. Beams had an up and down 2013 season after niggling quad injuries. Beams finally made his AFL return in round 16, 2013 and averaged over 30 possessions for the remainder of the season.
At the end of the 2014 season, Beams asked to be traded to the Brisbane Lions in order to be closer to his ill father and also to play with his younger brother, Claye Beams. On 15 October 2014, Beams was officially traded to the Lions.
In 2015, he was the joint winner of the Merrett–Murray Medal as Brisbane's best and fairest, alongside Stefan Martin, Mitch Robinson and Dayne Zorko.
In early 2016, Beams was elevated to Brisbane's leadership group and given the vice captaincy alongside Daniel Merrett, Dayne Zorko, Daniel Rich and Pearce Hanley.
Prior to the 2017 season, Beams was announced as the captain of the Brisbane Lions. On 24 May 2017, it was announced that he would wear number 50 on his guernsey, rather than his usual 9, for the round 10 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round game against Collingwood. This was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum which allowed Indigenous Australians to be counted with the general population in the census.
After not playing a game in the 2020 season and battling a gambling and prescription drug addiction, Beams retired from the AFL.
Currently, Dayne Beams is 31 years, 5 months and 24 days old. Dayne Beams will celebrate 32nd birthday on a Saturday 12th of February 2022.
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