Peter R. Beatrice
Peter R. Beatrice
Team: Football

Peter R. Beatrice '75
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1987

By the second game of his first varsity season as a sophomore, Pete Beatrice earned a starting spot at quarterback of the Bruin football team. He went on that season to lead all Ivy quarterbacks in completions with 89; ranked third in the League in total offense (973 yards), and passed for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns. He directed Brown to its first win in 12 games in 1972 with a 28-30 victory over Penn, and set a Brown records with an 80-yard touchdown pass to Chip Regine '73 against Harvard. As a junior, Beatrice continued to shine among his Ivy counterparts, leading the league in passing with a completion percentage of .590; and finishing fourth in the League in total offense and fifth in completions. His honors that year included being picked as Ivy Co-Player of the Week (along with teammate Dennis Coleman '75) for his performance against Yale (8 of 9 pass attempts completed for 101 yards). He was named ECAC quarterback of the week after his game against Harvard, and ECAC Honorable Mention for performances against Dartmouth and Columbia. As a senior Beatrice was named All-New England by the Boston Herald-American and finished fifth in total offense in the Ivies, fourth in passing, and second in completion percentage. His marks in Brown's record books include a first in career passing yardage (3,015), second in career pass completions (226) and career touchdown passes (!9), first in single-season completion percentage (58.5 in 1973), a tie for first in single-game completions (21) and the second, third, and fourth longest pass plays.