Dorial Green-Beckham was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 12, 1993. A wide receiver and former High School Offensive Player of the Year, he played college football for the Missouri Tigers until 2014, when he was dismissed by the school over disciplinary issues.
Green-Beckham's football career began at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri. As a freshman, he registered 37 receptions for 801 yards and 13 touchdowns and as a sophomore, he eclipsed the 1,000 receiving yards mark, logging 1,616 yards and 23 touchdowns from 66 catches. He enjoyed an excellent junior season, posting 1,706 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns and was subsequently named as a High School All-American by USA Today.
Then, as a high school senior, Green-Beckham recorded 119 catches, 2,233 receiving yards and 24 touchdown receptions, earning his second All-American selection and becoming the first wide receiver to ever be awarded the Hall Trophy. Green-Beckham set a new high school record for career receiving yards, although it was broken two years later, and was named as USA Today's Offensive Player of the Year. Considered a five star recruit by multiple sources and tipped as one of the nation's best prospects, he committed to attending the University of Missouri, turning down offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.
As a true freshman, Green-Beckham was able to secure playing time for the Missouri Tigers and ended the season with 28 receptions for 395 yards and five touchdowns, which was the highest number of touchdown receptions on the team. However, his season was partially disrupted by an arrest for drug possession, which resulted in a suspension and caused him to miss two games. Nevertheless, College Football News named Green-Beckham as an honorable mention All-American at the end of the year.
In the 2013 season, he was able to improve his stats and was credited with 59 catches for 883 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading the team to the 2013 SEC Championship Game, where they were ultimately unsuccessful against Auburn. For his performances over the course of the year, he was named to the All-SEC second team.
At the beginning of 2014, Green-Beckham was again arrested on drug charges and this incident, combined with other behavioral issues, resulted in Missouri dismissing him from the school's football program.
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