University Of Maine Statement On Jovan Belcher

Updated 2 years ago

Jovan Belcher of West Babylon, N.Y., attended the University of Maine from 2005-2008 and was a linebacker through the 2008 football season, when he was one of two senior co-captains. He graduated from UMaine in December 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in child development and family relations. In his senior year, Belcher was named the 2008 CAA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and named to the Preseason All-CAA Team. In his UMaine career, Belcher played 44 games. His stats include 293 tackles, 44.0 tackles for loss and 18.0 sacks. UMaine Head Football Coach Jack Cosgrove says Jovan was a “tremendous student-athlete.” “His move to the NFL was in keeping with his dreams,” says Cosgrove. “This is an indescribably horrible tragedy. At this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Jovan, Kasandra and their families.”


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