Signed as a free agent with Toronto on October 17, 2012.
2011: Played for Team Canada that won Silver at IFAF Senior World Championship held in Vienna Austria.
2010: Dressed in six (6) regular season games with 4 starts for Toronto…Dressed at DT in first pre-season game…Did not dress in second pre-season game at Montreal…Week 1, Did not dress in Canada Day season opener while serving 1-game league imposed suspension…Week 2, Made 2010 regular season CFL debut starting at DT in win at Winnipeg…Made 1 DT in return to lineup…Week 3, Started at DT in win vs. Calgary and made 1 DT…Week 4, Started at DT in win vs. B.C. and recorded 2 DT…Week 5, Started at DT and recorded 1 DT and 1 FF in loss at Montreal…Forced Avon Cobourne to fumble in 2nd quarter which was recovered by teammate Jason Pottinger…turnover resulted in a Grant Shaw field goal for Toronto…Week 6-17, split time on single-game IR, 46-man non-active roster and 9-game injured list with a Lis Franc injury to his foot…Week 18, Actived from 9-game injured list and dressed at DT in win at Montreal…Made 3 DT…2010 Playoffs Dressed as backup DT in Eastern Semi-Final win at Hamilton…Made 1 DT…Dressed in Eastern Final loss at Montreal but did not record a stat.
2009: Dressed in 17 games, starting 16, at defensive tackle for the Argonauts...Added to injured list (pelvis) for both pre-season games...Week 1, Started at DT and recorded 3 DT and 2 QB sacks in first regular season game at Hamilton…Named CFL Canadian of the Week for first time in his career… Week 2, Started at DT and recorded 1 DT in loss vs. Saskatchewan…Week 3, Started at DT in loss at Calgary and recorded 2 DT and 1 QB sack…Week 4, Started at DT in win at Winnipeg and recorded 2 DT and 1 QB sack… Week 5, On 42-man active roster but did not dress in loss vs.Winnipeg… Week 6, Started at DT but recorded no stats in loss atMontreal…Week 7, Started at DT and recorded 2 DT in loss vs. BC… Week 8, Added to disabled list (fever)… Week 9, Started at DT and rotated in and out of game, recording no stats, in loss at Hamilton…Left game in fourth quarter with injury…Week 10, Started at DT and had an exceptional game making 1 DT, 1 QB sack and 1 pass knock down in win vs. Hamilton…Named Gladiator of the Game by CFL on TSN broadcast team… Week 11, Started at DT, making 1 DT, in loss at BC… Week 12, Started at DT, making 1 DT, in loss at Winnipeg…Week 13, Started at DT and recorded no stats in loss vs. Montreal…Week 14, Started at DT and recorded no stats in loss at Saskatchewan… Week 15, Started at DT and made 3 DT in loss vs.Edmonton… Week 16, Started at DT and recorded 2 DT in loss vs.Hamilton… Week 17, Started at DT and made 1 DT in loss atEdmonton. Week 18, Started at DT and made 1 DT in loss vs.Montreal.
2008: Started 18 regular season games at NT and DT…Week 2, Started at NT in loss against Hamilton... was ejected in 3rd quarter, and replaced by Jonathan Brown, recording 3 DTs…Week 5, Started at NT in loss at Saskatchewan and recorded season-high 7 DTs…Week 14, Started at DT and made 5 DT in loss vs BC including first QB sack of the season…Performed national anthem pre-game in support of Sick Kids Foundation…Week 15, Started at DT and recorded his second sack of the season in loss at Winnipeg.
2007: Named East Division All-Star at DT…Named CFL Pro Players All-Star at DT…Started all 18 games for Toronto at DT…Week 3, recorded 3 DT and 1 QB sack before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injury in win over Calgary…Week 10, was a force up the middle, recording 5 DT and 1 QB sack…Week 13, recorded a season-high 6 DT in win over Edmonton… Week 17, ejected from game for objectionable conduct in 1st quarter vs. Winnipeg…2007 Playoffs Started at NT in East Final versusWinnipeg.
2006: Started at defensive tackle with both the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes… Traded from Hamilton to Montreal on August 28 in exchange for DL Clinton Wayne and DB Phillip Gauthier…Finished the season with 19 DT and 5 QB sacks…2006 Playoffs Started at DT and recorded 2 DT and 1 QB sack in East Championship versus Toronto…Grey Cup Championship Started at DT and recorded 3 DT and 1 QB sack atWinnipeg vs the BC Lions.
2005: Named an East Division All-Star with Hamilton…Started 18 games and two pre-season games at DT for the Tiger-Cats…Finished the year with 27 DT, 7 QB sacks and one fumble recovery.
2004: Signed as a free agent with Hamilton on February 23…Started 15 games at DT for the Tiger-Cats…Finished the season with 23 DT, and 2 tackles for a loss…Had his best outing of the year on September 19 when he recorded 5 DT and 1 QB sack in Saskatchewan…2004 Playoffs Started at DT and recorded 1 QB sack in East Semi-Final loss to Toronto.
2003: Signed with the Cleveland Browns (NFL) on February 10…Attended Browns mini-camp…Released by Cleveland after suffering head injury…Returned to Montreal for the start of the regular season…Played in seven games at DT, missing 11 due to concussion…Finished the season with 9 DT and 1 FF…2003 Playoffs Started at DT and recorded 2 DT in East Championship versus Toronto…Grey Cup Championship Started at DT and recorded 1 DT at Regina vs Edmonton.
2002: Played in all 18 games during the regular season with Montreal, rotating in along the defensive line…Finished the season with 14 DT and 4 QB sacks…Made season-high 5 DT versus Hamilton on October 20…2002 Playoffs Dressed as backup DT and rotated in vs Toronto in East Championship…Grey Cup Championship Dressed as backup DT and rotated in versus Edmonton, capturing his first Grey Cup championship.
2001: Signed as a free agent with the New York Giants (NFL) on May 15…Saw pre-season action with the Giants before being released…Selected in the 29th round (229th overall) in the inaugural XFL draft by the Las Vegas Outlaws…Recorded 3 DT and 2 fumble recoveries in three games with the Outlaws…Returned to BC and played in two games before being traded to Montreal on October 10 for C Angus Reid and a 5th round draft pick (WR Atnas Maeko) in the 2002 CFL College Draft…2001 Playoffs Dressed as backup DT and recorded 1 DT versus Hamilton in the East Semi-Final.
2000: Drafted in the first round (6th overall) by the BC Lions in the CFL Canadian Draft...Signed as a free-agent with the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) on April 17...Attended Falcons training camp and released during pre-season.
College: Played four seasons (1996-99) with the University of Houston Cougars...Finished career with 101 total tackles (47 solo), including 12 for losses...Also had five QB sacks and one pass knock down…1999 Started all 11 games as a senior at the University of Houston and made 23 tackles (17 solo) including two for a loss, and 2 QB sacks...1998 Started 11 games at defensive end, and made 53 tackles, including 20 solo...Finished second on the team with 4 QB sacks... Recorded six tackles for losses of 20 yards…1997 Played in all 11 games for the Cougars...Made 22 tackles (7 solo)...1996 Played in five games during his freshman year, recording three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards.
Personal: Nicknamed the “Kissing Bandit”, Belli grew up in Toronto. He is a Vice-President at his family business, Old Style Foods, a meat distribution firm based in Mississauga. His charity is the Big Kiss Fund, in support of SickKids Foundation, and he has spearheaded several events this off-season including a live Valentine’s Day auction and a large Christmas toy donation. Belli attended Central Tech High School in Toronto and was an active member of their football team. As a senior, he was declared to be one of the top two football players in the city. In 1994, he played in the Metro Bowl but lost to Northern Secondary School.
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|vs Montreal||Thu Jun 20||7:00 pm EDT|
|vs Hamilton||Fri Jun 28||7:00 pm EDT|
|@ BC||Thu Jul 4||10:00 pm EDT|
|vs Saskatchewan||Thu Jul 11||7:30 pm EDT|
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