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Michael Sinclair "Mike" Bellamy, II. (born June 28, 1966 in New York, New York) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1990 to 1991. He is currently the running backs coach for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team. Spending time with the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders. Bellamy completed his career with the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World Football League. He was the 3rd WR drafted and taken by the Eagles in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois.

Mike Bellamy
Current position
TitleRunning backs coach
TeamIllinois
ConferenceBig Ten
Biographical details
Born (1966-06-28) June 28, 1966 (age 53)
New York, New York
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
Playing career
1986-1987College of DuPage
1988–1989University of Illinois
1990-1991Philadelphia Eagles
1992Indianapolis Colts
1993Chicago Bears
1994Oakland Raiders
19951996Frankfurt Galaxy
Position(s)Wide Receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008–2010Sprayberry H. S. (PGC/WR/SPT)
2011Clark Atlanta (WR/SP)
2012–2015Illinois (WR)
2016Mississippi State (QC/Analyst)
2017–2018Toledo (WR)
2019–presentIllinois (RB)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards
  • First-team All-Big Ten honors (1989)
  • Second-team All-America honors (1989)
  • NJJCA Hall Of Fame induction (2008)

College careerEdit

College of DuPageEdit

In 1987, Mike Bellamy was a Junior College All-American for College of DuPage The top rated Junior College Wide Receiver prospect of 1987, Bellamy choose to attend University of Illinois. In 2009, Mike Bellamy was inducted into the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame in 2007, for his achievements over his Junior College career

University of IllinoisEdit

In 1989, Bellamy caught 59 passes for 927 yards and eight touchdowns for the Illinois Fighting Illini. He earned second-team All-America honors as a kick returner and first-team All-Big Ten honors as a wide receiver after the season. Being part of the 1989-1990 Fighting Illini, Bellamy and his teammates defeated the Virginia Cavaliers in the 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl. Bellamy recorded 10 catches for 189 yards for the game, leading the Illini to victory with teammate Jeff George.

Professional careerEdit

Bellamy was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (51st overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft. He played in only six games for the Eagles because of injury, catching no passes. He returned a punt and two kickoffs as the Eagles reached the playoffs. He was released on August 26, 1991.[1]

Bellamy spent time on offseason rosters for the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, and Oakland Raiders from 1992 to 1995. Being invited to participate in the resurgent World Football League, Bellamy finished his career playing in back to back World Bowl Championships, winning in 1996. In 1996, Bellamy also led the World League in touchdown receptions, along with teammates Mario Bailey and Bobby Olive.

Coaching careerEdit

Bellamy was previously on staff at Mississippi State University as Offensive Quality Control/Analyst(2016- Present) Mike spent four seasons on the Illinois staff (2012–15), including three as an assistant coach. He was promoted to wide receivers coach in February 2013 after serving one year as assistant director of player personnel and relations (2012).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toney and Bellamy among Eagles cuts". Reading Eagle. August 26, 1991. Retrieved 2010-05-14.