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Jovan Belcher no longer a secret weapon

Jovan Belcher didn't draw much attention from football recruiters in high school. Although he played linebacker, offensive tackle, nose guard, fullback, and special teams for West Babylon (N.Y.) High School, the University of Maine senior kept his 6-foot-2-inch frame lean for wrestling, and many programs considered him too small.

Belcher doesn't mind being underrated. "I do like being the underdog because you can come up and surprise people," he said.

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