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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.