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Damarlo Belcher

| | College: Indiana
 
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2010 Season

Enters 2011 third on Indiana's career list with 164 catches and sixth with 1,939 yards … became the 15th Hoosier to ever reach 100 career receptions and 1,000 career yards … started all 12 games and led the Hoosiers with 78 receptions and 832 yards … his 78 catches rank second on the school's single-season list and his 832 yards put him ninth … led the Big Ten in receptions (tied for 22nd nationally) and topped the league (17th nationally) in catches per game (6.50) … ranked fourth in the league with 69.3 receiving yards per game and added four touchdowns … posted two 100-yard, four 90-yard and six 80-yard games … reached double-digits in receptions three times … led the team in catches six times and in yards five times … made seven grabs for 20-plus yards, including 65- and 41-yard touchdowns … recorded 299 yards after the catch (35.9 percent of total yards) … caught 23 of his balls on third down with 21 conversions and one touchdown … made 10 grabs for a career-high 135 yards with one touchdown in win at Western Kentucky … added second career 100-yard game with 121 yards on six receptions, with a career-long 65-yard score, in victory over Arkansas State … had 10 catches for 91 yards and a TD vs. No. 19 Michigan and pulled in seven balls for 92 yards and a 41-yard touchdown in season-opening win over Towson … collected a career-high 11 receptions for 87 yards against Northwestern … wrapped up the year with eight catches for 83 yards in Old Oaken Bucket victory at Purdue … reached 50 yards at Illinois (59 and six receptions), in win over Akron (57 and four) and against Iowa (50 and seven) … voted Wisconsin game captain … earned the Hoosier Big Play Maker Award on offense along with Tandon Doss.

2009 Season

Appeared in all 12 games with four starts … shared the team lead with five receiving touchdowns and finished second on the Hoosiers with 61 catches, 770 yards, a 12.6 average per catch and 64.2 yards per game … closed the year tied for fourth on Indiana's single-season receptions list and 13th on the single-season yardage list … ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 5.08 grabs per game and sixth in yards per game … in league games only, finished fourth with 5.25 catches per game and 71.1 yards per game … averaged 71.1 yards per game and 5.25 receptions per game in conference play with four scores compared to 50.2, 4.75 and one TD in non-conference action … caught nine passes for 20-plus yards, including four touchdowns and three for 30-or-more yards … led the team in yardage three times and in catches twice … reached 90 yards three times, 80 yards five times and 60 yards in each of the final six games … pulled in nine receptions to go along with 95 yards and a 26-yard score at No. 19 Penn State … opened the year with 97 yards on six catches, including a 33-yard touchdown … hauled in six balls for 91 yards with a 29-yard TD in victory over Illinois … caught six passes for 89 yards and a score at No. 7 Iowa and made five receptions for 83 yards vs. No. 24 Wisconsin … grabbed a 28-yard TD and finished with four catches for 64 yards vs. Purdue.

2008 Season

One of three true freshmen to play for the Hoosiers in 2008 … made two starts and played in all 12 games … fourth on the team with 25 receptions, third with 337 yards, tied for second with two touchdowns, and third with 13.5 yards per catch and 28.1 yards per game … 337 yards and 25 grabs rank third in IU history among true freshmen … first career reception came on a 5-yard TD vs. Western Kentucky in season-opening victory … became the first true freshman to reach the end zone since 2005 … made six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Hoosiers' win over No. 22 (BCS) Northwestern … posted four catches for 73 yards against Michigan State … collected 58 yards, including a 47-yarder, at Minnesota.

High School

Wide receiver for head coach Casey Kolkman at North Side High School … set the North Side single-season record with 688 receiving yards as a senior in 2006, the only season he played football … earned second team Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) honors … two-year basketball letterwinner … collected first team SAC and all-area basketball honors in 2007 … also claimed team rebounding award.

Personal

Mother is Andella Starks … born on Oct. 8, 1988.

 
 
Latest News
03/06/2012 - With eight NFL scouts in Bloomington Monday for Indiana's Pro Day, Damarlo Belcher decided it was time to come clean. Belcher, who was dismissed from the Indiana football team nine games into the 2011 season for a violation of team rules, told the scouts what he had previously kept to himself regarding why coach Kevin Wilson had kicked him off the IU team. "Failed a drug test," he told reporters assembled for IU's Pro Day. "I tried to keep it low key. They had to know sooner or later. I just tried to keep it a secret all the way until then." At the time of his dismissal in late October, the senior wide receiver was within two receptions of becoming IU's all-time career leader. He had 189 catches. James Hardy holds the school record with 191. Injuries and a one-game suspension, however, had only allowed Belcher to play in six of the first nine games. He had 25 catches for 286 yards and a touchdown when he was kicked off the team. As a junior, Belcher had 78 catches for 832 yards and four touchdowns. Belcher said he told the scouts that he was hanging around with the wrong crowd. "I basically told them, ???Man, I just gotta watch who I hang around with and watch my peers because it's easy to do bad things when those guys aren't doing the same things as you.' I just told them my word is my bond and I won't let the same things happen again at the next level." Even though Belcher had been dismissed from the team, Wilson allowed him to be part of IU's Pro Day to work out for the scouts. Wilson also let Belcher use IU's weight room facilities to prepare for the workout. - Terry Hutchens, The Indianapolis Star

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