Professional football is action-packed, and it’s Daniel Beeck’s job to catch it all.
The 2019 graduate is a video producer for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
His job includes shooting video and putting together highlight reels, game-day trailers and other segments that are used on the Buccaneers’ social media platforms and website. He uses video to tell players’ stories, giving fans a chance to get to know the athletes beyond the field.
“Storytelling plays into every facet of what I do,” says the former communication studies major. “And I owe a lot of my storytelling ability to the foundational building blocks that I was able to gather at Cal U.”
As a student, Beeck took on roles with campus radio station WCAL, CUTV and the Cal Times student newspaper.
Although he wasn’t entirely sure what he wanted to do after graduation, he knew that he wanted to work for a professional sports franchise. He had a particular interest in football.
Landing a job with the Buccaneers has been a dream come true – and it came at a remarkable moment in the team’s history.
In 2020, the franchise unveiled a new brand and updated its uniforms. Veteran quarterback Tom Brady joined the team roster. And, of course, players and staff had to navigate COVID-19 restrictions.
From mid-March through late July, Beeck worked from home. He returned to Florida as training camp ramped up in preparation for the NFL season.
With Brady joining the team, there’s been a heightened sense of excitement, Beeck says. He’s seen athletes who are revered in their own right awed by Brady, a surefire
Hall of Fame quarterback with six Super Bowl rings.
“It’s been pretty cool,” Beeck says.
“It’s like a new excitement, that excitement of the unknown.”