Deion Belue

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Deion Belue
No. --     Free Agent
Born: (1991-09-03) September 3, 1991 (age 28)
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)CB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
CollegeAlabama
High schoolTuscumbia (AL) Deshler
Career history
As coach
2017–presentTuscumbia (AL) Deshler
As player
2014Miami Dolphins*
2014Pittsburgh Steelers*
2014Jacksonville Jaguars*
20152016Edmonton Eskimos
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Deion Belue (born September 3, 1991)[1] is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Alabama. Belue signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

He was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early years[edit]

Belue attended Deshler High School in Tuscumbia. He was selected to the Alabama Sports Writers Association 4A All-State team twice while in high school.[2] He recorded 70 tackles as a junior in 2008 with four interceptions, two in which returned for touchdowns. He also returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns while hauling in over 800 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 82nd best cornerback prospect in the nation.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Deion Belue
CB
Tuscumbia, Alabama Deshler High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.51 Jan 15, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 23 (CB)   Rivals: -- National, 85 (CB), 24 (Ala)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Alabama Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2010 Alabama Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

College career[edit]

Belue spent the previous two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College before transferring to Alabama.[2][4] Belue was selected to the NJCAA's 2011 All-American list during sophomore season.[5] He was selected to the second-team NJCAA All-American team following the 2011 season.[2] In his first season at Alabama, he started all 14 totaling 40 tackles (6.5 for loss), two interceptions and a fumble return (57 yards) for a touchdown. Belue also broke up seven passes and forced a fumble. As a senior in 2013, he started 11 games recording 20 tackles, three pass break ups and one interception.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On May 12, 2014, he signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.[6] He was waived on May 25, 2014.[7]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Belue was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on May 29, 2014.[8]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On July 23, 2014, Belue was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. On August 25, 2014, Belue was released.[9]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

On June 1, 2015 Belue signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deion Belue".
  2. ^ a b c "Alabama Profile". rolltide.com.
  3. ^ Deion Belue - Yahoo Sports
  4. ^ "JUCO cornerback standout Deion Belue signs with the Tide". capstonereport.com. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Former Tiger Standout now starting cornerback for the crimson tide". nemccathletics.com. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Former Alabama CB Deion Belue signs free-agent deal with Miami Dolphins". al.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Dolphins waive three players". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Steelers add Deion Belue". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Jaguars release RB Cobb, WR Thomas, CB Belue". foxnews.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014.

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