Mike Bellamy

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Mike Bellamy
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Wide Receivers Coach
Team Illinois
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1966-06-28) June 28, 1966 (age 48)
New York, New York
Alma mater University of Illinois
Playing career
College of DuPage
Philadelphia Eagles
Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears
Oakland Raiders
Frankfurt Galaxy
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Sprayberry H. S. (PGC/WR/SPT)
Clark Atlanta (WR/SP)
Illinois (WR)
Accomplishments and honors
* World Bowl champion (III)


  • First-team All-Big Ten honors (1989)
  • Second-team All-America honors (1989)
  • NJJCA Hall Of Fame induction (2008)

Michael Sinclair "Mike" Bellamy, Jr. (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 wide receivers 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 drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois.

College career[edit]

College of DuPage[edit]

In 1987, Mike Bellamy was an 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 Illinois[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 career[edit]

He now works as a Wide Receiver coach for the Fighting Illini under Head Coach Tim Beckman[2]


  1. ^ "Toney and Bellamy among Eagles cuts". Reading Eagle. August 26, 1991. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Dieken, Bellamy To Attend Illinois Renaissance Celebration". University of Illinois Athletics. August 13, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-14.