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    2 Tandon Doss  
    Tandon Doss

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Ben Davis

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 200

    Position:
    WR

    Experience:
    3L


    Doss declared for the NFL Draft on Jan. 3, 2011, forgoing his senior season. He ended his career in the top 10 on Indiana's all-time lists in receptions (fourth; 154), kick return yards (fourth; 1,549), receiving yards (seventh; 1,854) and all-purpose yards (seventh; 3,786) in 31 games (22 starts). Doss became the 16th Hoosier to ever reach 100 career receptions and 1,000 career yards in 2010.

    2010 Honors: Selected first team All-Big Ten by the league's coaches and second team by the conference media ... named to Rivlas.com and CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten teams ... garnered first team All-Big Ten and fourth team All-America recognition by Phil Steele's magazine ... a three-time Paul Hornung Award Performer of the Week ... named to the Biletnikoff and the Paul Hornung Award Watch Lists.

    2010 Junior: Started the final 11 games after missing the season opener with an injury ... made 63 receptions for 706 yards with a team-leading seven touchdowns ... rushed for 163 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown, posted 1,016 yards on 41 kick returns and 49 yards on seven punt returns ... totaled 1,934 all-purpose yards, an average of 175.8 per game ... 2010 totals ranked first in kick return yards, sixth in receptions, seventh in all-purpose yards and tied for 10th in receiving TDs on IU's single-season charts ... kick return yards were the fourth-highest total in Big Ten single-season history ... closed the year atop the Big Ten in all-purpose yards per game (fifth nationally), second in receptions per game (5.73), fifth in receiving scores, sixth in kick return average (24.8) and eighth in yards per game (64.2) ... recorded at least 250 all-purpose yards twice, 200 three times, 150 five times and 100 nine times ... collected six games with at least 100 kick return yards ... led the team with 37 20-plus yard plays, including 29 kick returns (long of 87 yards), seven receptions (long of 46 yards, twice) and one rush (39 yards) ... posted career highs with 221 receiving yards (tied for eighth nationally in 2010), 15 catches (tied for second nationally) and 363 all-purpose yards (second nationally), adding 21 rushing, 111 kickoff and 10 punt return yards against No. 19 Michigan ... receiving yards fourth most, receptions second most and all-purpose yards third most in school history ... catches also marked the 10th-highest total in Big Ten history ... delivered seventh-most all-purpose yards in school history with 293 vs. Penn State ... ended game with 141 kick return, 90 receiving, a career-high 61 rushing and one punt return yard ... eclipsed 100-yard mark for sixth time in career, tied for fifth most in IU history, with 103 yards on eight grabs in win over Arkansas State ... added 121 kick return yards for 241 all-purpose yards ... closed Hoosier career with career-high three touchdowns in Old Oaken Bucket victory at Purdue ... finished with eight catches for 64 yards and 117 kick return yards for 199 all-purpose yards in the contest ... opened his campaign with five receptions for 62 yards and a score in addition to an 87-yard kick return and 169 all-purpose yards in win at Western Kentucky ... collected seven catches for 47 yards vs. No. 15 Iowa ... returned six kicks for 146 yards at No. 6 Wisconsin, moving into a tie for sixth on IU's single-game kick return yardage list ... voted a game captain twice ... five-time IU special teams player of the week and a member of the team's One-Play Warrior Club (special teams players of the year) ... earned the Hoosier Big Play Maker Award on offense along with Damarlo Belcher.

    2009 Honors: Selected first team All-Big Ten by the conference media and second team by the league's coaches ... earned first team All-Big Ten recognition from Phil Steele's magazine and named CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten.

    2009 (Sophomore): Led team in receptions in nine games and receiving yards eight times ... paced the team with 962 yards, 77 receptions, five touchdowns (tied), 80.2 yards per game and 348 yards after the catch (36.2 percent of yardage) ... finished second in the Big Ten and 30th nationally in yards per game and third in the league and tied for 22nd nationally in catches per game (6.64) ... 962 yards were 35th in the country and the ninth most for an underclassman ... receptions rank third and yardage fifth on the school's single-season rankings ... posted three 100-yard receiving games and made at least five catches in 11 of the 12 contests ... owned 533 kick return (21.3 average, 10th in Big Ten), 127 rushing (9.1 yards per carry), 44 punt return and led the conference and ranked 36th in the country with 138.8 all-purpose yards per contest ... sits 10th on IU's single-season list with 1,666 all-purpose yards, surpassed 100 all-purpose yards in seven of the last nine games and eight times overall ... compiled over 150 all-purpose yards on five occasions and eclipsed the 200-yard mark twice ... along with teammate Damarlo Belcher, became first duo in IU history to each collect 60-plus receptions and 700-plus yards in a season ... also ranked first in all-purpose yards per game, second in yards per game, third in receptions per game, ninth in scoring and 10th in kick return average in league games only ... appeared in all 12 games and started 10 times ... accounted for 28 20-plus yard plays, including 13 receiving, 12 kick returns, two rushing and one punt return ... scored on three of those with 46- and 44-yard receiving touchdowns and a 25-yard rush ... made six catches over 30 yards, three over 40 and one over 50 ... set a season-high mark with 130 yards on seven catches with a 44-yard TD in win vs. Illinois ... returned one kick for 25 yards and rushed once for 10 yards ... opened the season with eight catches for 125 yards and 157 all-purpose yards in victory over Eastern Kentucky ... hauled in five balls for 104 yards with a career-long 56-yarder, returned two kicks for 48 yards and carried the ball three times for 41 yards, including a 25-yard TD, en route to 193 all-purpose yards at No. 23 Michigan ... posted a season-high nine receptions for 76 yards with 47 kick return yards at Virginia ... netted a season-high 242 all-purpose yards vs. Purdue, the second-highest total for all Big Ten players in league games only ... returned six kicks for a season-best 139 kick return yards, made four catches for 51 yards and rushed three times for 35 yards against the Boilermakers ... recorded first two-touchdown game of career and first for a Hoosier since James Hardy (at Northwestern - Oct. 11, 2007) with a pair of scores, including a 46-yarder, vs. No. 24 Wisconsin ... brought in six balls for 92 yards, returned four kicks for 88 yards and three punts for 27 yards, totaling 208 all-purpose yards ... compiled 96 yards on six receptions with one score and tallied 141 all-purpose yards vs. No. 9 Ohio State ... made eight catches for 68 yards and a TD at No. 19 Penn State ... also forced a fumble vs. the Nittany Lions ... corralled seven balls (60 yards) in win at Akron and six (85 yards) in victory over Western Michigan ... collected six receptions for 40 yards at Northwestern and five receptions for 35 yards at No. 7 Iowa ... two-time IU special teams player of the week and a member of the team's One-Play Warrior Club (special teams players of the year).

    2008 (Freshman): One of three true freshmen to play for the Hoosiers in 2008 ... played in eight games and missed four games due to shoulder and knee injuries ... caught 14 passes for 186 yards, averaging 13.3 yards per reception, and added one touchdown ... hauled in a season-best eight passes for a team season-high 107 yards and a TD in the Hoosiers' win over No. 22 (BCS) Northwestern ... became the first true freshman since O.J. Conner in 1997 to go over 100 receiving yards ... just the third true freshman (fourth time) in IU history to record a 100-yard receiving game (Ernie Jones, twice; Conner) and the fifth freshman (10th time) to reach the 100-yard mark (James Hardy, five times; Jones, twice; Levron Williams; Conner) ... along with teammate Damarlo Belcher (82 yards), they set an Indiana true freshman record with 189 yards against the Wildcats ... hauled in three grabs for 33 yards in collegiate debut against Murray State ... added two catches for 28 yards at Purdue.

    Prep/Personal: Wide receiver and running back for head coach Mike Kirschner at Ben Davis High School ... hauled in 37 receptions for 538 yards and scored four times as a senior ... carried 174 times for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns ... returned 10 kicks for a 36.0 average and one score ... finalist for Indiana Mr. Football at wide receiver ... a first team all-state, All-Marion County and all-conference selection ... named team's offensive most valuable player ... rated the No. 10 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com and No. 12 by Scout.com ... ranked the No. 65 wide receiver nationally by ESPN.com ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... Ben Davis went 7-4 and advanced to sectionals before falling to No. 1 Pike ... three-year football letterwinner ... mother is Nikki Doss ... born on Sept. 22, 1989, Tandon Mic Doss is a general studies major.

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