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Damarius Bilbo
Damarius Bilbo

Hometown:
Moss Point, Miss.

High School:
Moss Point

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 218

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
12/03/1982



Final Bio (with Clips) in PDF Format

2003 Photo Gallery

2004 Photo Gallery

AT TECH: Tech's second leading receiver as a senior . . . Excellent athlete who was Tech's backup quarterback in 2002 and battled for the starting job in the 2003 preseason before moving to receiver . . . Career totals of 46 catches for 679 yards (14.8-yard average) and two touchdowns . . . Invited to participate in the 2006 Hula Bowl all-star game . . . Signed free agent contract with Arizona Cardinals.

2005: Second on the team with 40 catches for 591 yards and two touchdowns . . . Averaged 14.8 yards per catch . . . Had at least one catch in every game except Virginia Tech . . . Had 13 catches for 207 yards on third down plays . . . Ranked 13th in the ACC in receiving yards per game and 15th in receptions per game.

Had a breakout performance in Tech's win over North Carolina as he established career bests with eight catches for 131 yards, including a spectacular 48-yard touchdown catch that was the No. 3 Top Play of the Day on ESPN . . . Also threw a 33-yard pass in the game. Took a pitch from quarterback Reggie Ball and rolled right before hitting Ball across the field for the completion, which set up a field goal . . . Tech's leading receiver in win over Clemson with five catches for 68 yards . . . Added four receptions for 76 yards against Wake Forest, including a 43-yard completion . . . Caught a 24-yard touchdown pass against Virginia, when he led Tech with six catches for 89 yards . . . Had three catches against Georgia and three versus UConn . . . Finished his career with four catches for 103 yards against Utah in the Emerald Bowl, including a career-long 65-yard reception.

2004: Caught four passes for 33 yards . . . Had two receptions for 16 yards against Virginia Tech . . . Also had catches against Clemosn and UNC . . . Played three series at quarterback against Georgia, completing three of 10 pass attempts for 29 yards . . . Took five snaps at quarterback against Miami, his first action at the position since the 2002 Silicon Valley Bowl . . . Also took one snap each against NC State and Connecticut.

2003: Saw his first significant action at receiver against Vanderbilt, when he also made his first reception, a 49-yard completion from Reggie Ball . . . Also had a six-yard reception against NC State.

2002: Played in eight games off the bench . . . Completed 29 of 67 passes for 487 yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions . . . Rushed 43 times for a net of 118 yards with two scores . . . Played the entire second half of Silicon Valley Football Classic against Fresno State . . Passed for 178 yards, rushed for 30 and led Tech to two touchdowns but completed just seven of 20 passes and tossed four interceptions . . . Threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Smith and scored on a one-yard plunge against Fresno State . . . Connected with Kerry Watkins for a 69-yard touchdown pass against Wake Forest, Tech's longest pass play of the season . . . Hit Watkins for a 10-yard touchdown pass in Tech's win at North Carolina, in which he was 4-for-6 for 45 yards . . . Completed five of seven passes for 53 yards against Connecticut . . . Was 5-for-11 for 50 yards against Vanderbilt . . . Passed for 52 yards (3-for-7) and rushed for 11 against fifth-ranked Georgia.

2001: Played in a lopsided win over Navy and rushed three times for 23 yards, including a six-yard touchdown run . . . Had his only pass intercepted . . . Received a medical redshirt because he played in just one game in 2001 before a recurring thumb injury on his throwing hand ended his season . . . Had surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament following the 2001 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: The Dick Butkus Football Network National High School Player of the Year . . . Mississippi Player of the Year by USA Today and Gatorade . . . Passed for 3,338 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for 326 yards and five more scores . . . Led Moss Point High to a 13-1 record and the 5A state title . . . MVP of the state championship game as he completed 18 of 28 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns in the championship game against nationally-ranked Clinton . . . Also kicked 10 field goals . . . Added 1,540 yards passing and 17 touchdowns and 527 yards rushing and nine scores as a junior . . . Ranked the No. 5 passing quarterback in the nation by Max Emfinger . . . Rated among the nation's Top 25 quarterbacks by Tom Lemming . . . One of the SuperPreps' Top 285 prospects in the nation . . . Tabbed to Prep Star's Dream Team as one of the nation's Top 120 prospects . . . Chosen for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game . . . Team captain for coach Jerry Alexander at Moss Point High . . . Also an all-state baseball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 22nd round of the 2001 draft as an outfielder.

PERSONAL: Full name is Damarius Ontonio Bilbo (First name pronounced duh-MARR-ee-us) . . . Nicknamed D-Bo . . . Son of Deborah Ann Coney . . . Born December 3, 1982 . . . Majoring in Management . . . Graduated December 17, 2005.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2005 Rec Yds TD LP Rsh Yds TD LP At-Cp Yds Auburn* 2 21 0 12 0 0 0 0 UNC* 8 131 1 48 0 0 0 0 1-1 33 UConn* 3 21 0 9 0 0 0 0 Va Tech* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State* 2 20 0 11 0 0 0 0 Duke* 2 19 0 8 0 0 0 0 Clemson* 5 68 0 29 0 0 0 0 Forest* 4 76 0 43 0 0 0 0 Virginia* 6 89 1 28 0 0 0 0 Miami* 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 Georgia* 3 25 0 9 0 0 0 0 Utah* 4 103 0 65 0 0 0 0

TD RECEPTIONS: 48NC, 24VA

2004 Rec Yds TD LP Rsh Yds TD LP At-Cp Yds Samford DNP Clemson 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 UNC 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 3 1-0 0 Maryland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va Tech 2 16 0 10 0 0 0 0 NC State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 UConn 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 8 0-0 0 Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 0 0 0 2 (-8) 0 0 10-3 29 Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2003 Rec Yds TD LP Rush Yds TD LP BYU DNP Auburn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida State DNP Clemson DNP Vanderbilt 1 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 NC State* 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 Wake Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke DNP North Carolina DNP Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tulsa DNP-INJURED

2002 Att-Cmp Int Yds TD LP Sk Rsh Yds TD LP TO TDR Vandy 11-5 0 50 0 17 0 3 15 1 7 65 1 UConn 7-5 0 53 0 17 1 7 0 0 5 53 0 Clemson DNP BYU DNP UNC 6-4 1 45 1 20 1 7 10 0 7 55 1 Wake 6-3 0 76 1 69 0 3 23 0 9 99 1 Maryland 8-2 0 33 0 21 0 4 21 0 16 54 0 Virginia DNP NC State DNP FSU DNP Duke 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 5 5 0 Georgia 7-3 0 52 0 33 1 5 11 0 11 63 0 Fresno St. 20-7 4 178 1 47 2 12 30 1 14 208 2

TD PASSES: 10NC (Watkins), 69WF (Watkins), 42FRES (JSmith) TD RUSHING: 5VAN, 1FRES

CAREER STATISTICS Year G Rec Yds Avg TD LP Rsh Yds TD LP 2001 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 23 1 11 2002 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 43 118 2 16 2003 7 2 55 27.5 0 49 0 0 0 0 2004 11 4 33 8.2 0 13 7 7 0 15 2005 12-12 40 591 14.8 2 65 0 0 0 0 Total 39-12 46 679 14.8 2 65 53 148 3 16

Year G Att- Cmp Int Pct Yds TD LP 2001 1 1- 0 1 .000 0 0 0 2002 8 67- 29 5 .433 487 3 69 2003 7 0- 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2004 11 12- 3 0 .250 29 0 10 2005 12 1- 1 0 1.000 33 0 33 Total 39 81- 33 6 .407 549 3 69

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 8 vs. North Carolina, 2005 Yards Receiving: 131 vs. North Carolina, 2005 TD Receptions: 1 vs. North Carolina, 2005, Virginia, 2005 Long Reception: 65 vs. Utah, 2005 Pass Attempts: 20 vs. Fresno State, 2002 (7 cmp) Pass Completions: 7 vs. Fresno State, 2002 (20 att) Yards Passing: 178 vs. Fresno State, 2002 TD Passes: 1 vs. North Carolina, Wake Forest, Fresno State, 2002 Long Pass: 69 vs. Wake Forest, 2002 Rushing Attempts: 12 vs. Fresno State, 2002 Yards Rushing: 30 vs. Fresno State, 2002 (12 att) TD Rushing: 1 vs. Navy, 2001; Vanderbilt, 2002; Fresno State, 2002 Long Rush: 16 vs. Maryland, 2002

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