Beuerlein, a 17-year veteran of the NFL, had his best year in 1999 with the Carolina Panthers passing for 4,436 yards to earn his first career passing title. That same year he was selected to his first Pro Bowl, becoming the oldest quarterback to make the Pro Bowl for the first time.
During his career, Beuerlein played in 147 games and started 102. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (26th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. Beuerlein spent two years with the Dallas Cowboys after being traded in 1991. He played with the Arizona/Phoenix Cardinals (1993-1994) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1995) before being acquired by the Panthers in 1996. Beuerlein played his final two years with the Denver Broncos before retiring before the 2004 season.
Beuerlein graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in American Studies. He held nearly every Notre Dame passing and total offense record at the time of his graduation in 1987. He was born March 7, 1965, in Hollywood, Calif. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Dana Point, Calif. They have four children.