William Beatty started off his career in high school, representing William Penn football team. During his stint with the team, he was named as the team captain. He was a lettered in football, and basketball. In school, he played for the University of Connecticut Huskies. At first, Beatty was redshirted in 2004. He participated in the 2009 NFL Combine. Beatty was chosen by the New York Giants in the second round, as the 60th overall pick from the New York Giants. William Keith Beatty was born on March 2, 1985 in York, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies in the University of Connecticut. On February 11, 2012, William married Rebecca Helwig and has a daughter.