Iowa QB C.J. Beathard cuts off hair for charity (Photo)


Iowa starting quarterback C.J. Beathard won’t have his long blonde locks hanging out of his helmet this year after chopping it off and donating it to charity.

It has been a very positive last few months for Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard who overtook Jake Rudock as the Hawkeyes’ starter for the team’s Taxslayer Bowl loss to Tennessee and had his starting job locked up when Rudock transferred to Michigan.

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Perhaps Beathard wanted to pay it forward considering he has had things work out for him well over the last few months and decided to do a noble and selfless gesture to help out those in need.

Beathard chopped off his long blonde hair that hung out of his Iowa helmet and donated it to Wigs for Kids.

He shared a picture of his new haircut with the chopped hair in hand on his Instagram account Thursday.

Pretty awesome of Beathard to do this and if I could grow my hair out like the Iowa signal-caller, I would love to do the same thing and donate it to the worthy cause.

Beathard completed 52-of-92 passes last year for 645 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in parts of nine games. He is tasked with leading the Hawkeyes to their first bowl win since 2010, first double-digit win season since 2009 and the first Big Ten title since 2004.

A Big Ten title and a 10-win season may be overzealous but after losing three straight bowl games, Iowa could snap that streak this year if Beathard is able to have a strong season.

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