Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard had a big Saturday afternoon, leading the San Francisco 49ers win over the Arizona Cardinals while honoring his late brother in the process.

A year ago, Beathard’s brother was stabbed and killed outside a bar in Nashville. On Saturday afternoon, the 49ers quarterback wore a black jacket with the word “King” written on the side, along with a picture of his brother, Clayton, on the opposite side.

According to ESPN, the jacket was a gift from the pastor near Long Island University, where Clayton attended college. Beathard also cut his hair for the first time in a year.


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Beathard was emotional after the game. It was the one-year anniversary since his brother had been killed in Nashville. Not only did he earn the start against the Cardinals, he led the Niners to a victory.


On Saturday in the 49ers win over the Cardinals, Beathard was 13-of-22 for 182 passing yards with three passing touchdowns.