Want some background on Dorial Green-Beckham?
The Missourian has been extensively covering Dorial Green-Beckham since he was a highly sought-after recruit. Here's a roundup of that coverage. These are archive stories, and they are available only to Missourian members. To find out more about membership, visit https://www.td-ams.com/missourian/
- In January 2012, Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel paid Dorial Green-Beckham a visit, landing on his high school baseball field in a helicopter.
- On Jan. 27, Green-Beckham came to MU to meet with Missouri football coaches. When Green-Beckham stepped out in front of the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex that day, he had about 80 fans there to celebrate his grand exit from the vehicle.
- Fans fell in love with DGB. On Jan. 28, they welcomed Green-Beckham at a Missouri men's basketball game. The spotlight was dimmed for the basketball team with signs and attention directed toward Green-Beckham.
- On Feb. 1, Dorial Green-Beckham signed a letter of intent to play football for Missouri. He had reportedly been considering the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas and Missouri, with Arkansas and Missouri rumored to be the frontrunners. The announcement that he would be staying in his home state was much anticipated by Tigers fans.
- Here's a feature Vox Magazine published in March that let readers get to know Green-Beckham a little better.
- In March, Green-Beckham's life was settling back down as calls from recruiters, calls from reporters and his senior year were coming to an end. "I haven't been bugged all the time," Green-Beckham said March 10 at Mizzou Arena, where Hillcrest (Springfield) High School was playing in the Class 4 basketball semifinals. "I feel like my life is just … right there now. I finish up this year, and I'll be here next year."
- As fans lined up Aug. 5 outside Memorial Stadium for Missouri Football Fan Day, reporters on Faurot Field gathered around freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
Green-Beckham said he hoped to work his way up the depth chart before the season, but he did not necessarily expect to start because of the team's deep receiving corps.
"I see myself getting in and rotating a whole lot," Green-Beckham said at the time. "Whenever we get tired and stuff like that, there is going to be fresh legs."
- On Oct. 1, the Missourian published an article about how Missouri's football team wanted Green-Beckham to be more involved.
In the first four games of the season, there just wasn't much to talk about for the 6-foot-6, 220 pound freshman. Green-Beckham was hardly involved in the offense, catching just six passes for a total of 48 yards during that span.
That changed in the game against University of Central Florida when Green-Beckham brought in the ball, bounced off a Central Florida defender near midfield and glided all the way to the end zone for an 80-yard touchdown.
- On Thursday, news broke that Green-Beckham and two other freshman Missouri football players were arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana. Five players are suspended and will not play in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.
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