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Jovan Belcher

At a game in Denver in November, 2010.
NameJovan Belcher
Width225px
CaptionAt a game in Denver in November, 2010.
CurrentteamKansas City Chiefs
Currentnumber59
CurrentpositionLinebacker
Birth DateJuly 24, 1987(age 29)
Birth PlaceWest Babylon, New York
Heightft6
Heightin2
Weight228
Debutyear2009
DebutteamKansas City Chiefs
CollegeMaine
Undraftedyear2009
Pastteams *Kansas City Chiefs (2009 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * CAA Defensive Player of the Year (2008) * Consensus (AFCA, AP, TSN) All-American First-Team (2008) * AP All-America Second-Team (2007) * All-CAA First-Team (2007)
Statweek17
Statseason2009
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue147
Statlabel2Sacks
Statvalue20.0
Statlabel3Interceptions
Statvalue30
NflBEL043605

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Jovan Allen Belcher (born July 24, 1987) is an American football linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played collegiately with the Maine Black Bears. He played defensive end during his junior and senior years, after switching to the position from outside linebacker where he played as sophomore and freshman. Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, Belcher was considered one of the best “small-school prospects” in the draft and was projected to move back to outside linebacker in the NFL.

Belcher was named to the second team pre-season All American team for the Football Championship Subdivision football prior to the 2008 season. Following the 2008 season, Belcher was named first team All American in the Football Championship Subdivision. During the 2008 season, Belcher led the Colonial Athletic Association with 17.5 tackles for loss. He also had 7.5 sacks. He is the fourth multiple time All-American in Maine Black Bears history, following John Huard, Aaron Dashiell and Stephen Cooper.

Belcher grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated from West Babylon High School in West Babylon, New York.

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Belcher agreed to a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.




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