I learned there is a time for both, though. WATCH: Rattlers football head coach Willie Simmons discusses the upcoming game vs. Southern during his weekly press conference. Akil Blount, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount and a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason roster two years ago, was named the first recipient of the James Harris-Doug Williams Fellowship on Monday. But these suggestions should be sent Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Blount was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 14 juin 2020 à 18:28. When he spoke with Jordan Culver of the Tallahassee Democrat he was happy with his performance, and so it seems were a number of NFL teams: “I can feel good going into the draft knowing I put up good numbers,”  he said.

Blount played at Florida A&M and spent last offseason with the Dolphins before being cut in August. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. I sent my film to both coaches ahead of time. Akil Blount went undrafted but spent two months on the Steelers’ offseason roster in 2017. Akil definitely has one family member pulling for him," Mel said.

Blount and his wife TiAnda are proud their son, Khalid, has signed a letter of intent to play at Duquesne University, continuing his education and football career right in Pittsburgh. "My dad went to Southern. This is the Blount's third son who has gone on to play collegiately, as the oldest Akil just finished his senior season playing linebacker at Florida A&M and played in the NFLPA Bowl, and Jibri is a forward on Cleveland State's basketball team. In five kickoff returns, McCloud contributed 144 yards for an average of 29 yards per return. I feel like I’m different from players at bigger schools because work ethic – especially at a small HBCU – is something that really separates us from players at bigger schools.

Cornerback Mel Blount had a Hall of Fame career with the Steelers, but his son’s stay with the team didn’t work out quite so grandly. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. P: (816) 471-7141 It's a day that has college coaches across the country waiting for their phones to ring or watching a fax machine for a letter from a star high school football player to come across, committing to play at their university. You can contact Joe by email at jrutter@triblive.com or via Twitter . We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. "I was driving around with my wife. While there's no denying the rooting interest for the Mel and Akil, TiAnda, the matriarch of the family, is pulling for the Rattlers. Our commenting has been temporarily disabled. Florida A&M has not had a player drafted by the NFL since 2013 when linebacker Brandon Hepburn was selected by the Detroit Lions. People losing jobs, people losing loved ones.... Ray-Ray McCloud is itching to take one to the house. Sign up for the Steelers Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. It’s not automatic, even with the good name.

Mel Blount's Son; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. By virtue of having attended a relatively small school, in football terms, Blount was off the radar of many teams too, until his Pro Day a few weeks ago. "I think it's awesome because he is a bright student, a good kid, and a good athlete. Restoration of FAMU-Southern rivalry brings economic, cultural value to both teams, Congressmen Lawson, Richmond place wager of local goods on FAMU-Southern game, FAMU defensive plans for Southern start and end with containing QB Ladarius Skelton, Simmons looks to replicate his trend of offensive dominance over Southern with FAMU, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Father, Mel, and son, Akil Blount, share a deep love for football and their respective alma maters. In 1989, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Florida A&M had offered me for football and so I took that offer.”. A real beast. Please check your email for a confirmation. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Akil shared similar sentiments regarding the excellence of HBCU football. ", Welcome to the Dukes WPIAL All-Conference Defensive Lineman @BlountKhalid! Après sa retraite sportive, il se consacra aux œuvres de charité, créant sa propre fondation, la Mel Blount Youth Home. Akil is looking for bragging rights for an entire year.

They probably gave the kid more of an opportunity than he actually deserved. Mel Blount était le prototype du demi de coin de son époque et l’une des principales raisons pour lesquelles les Steelers de Pittsburgh étaient l’équipe dominante de la NFL dans les années 1970. Blount and his wife TiAnda are proud their son, Khalid, has signed a letter of intent to play at Duquesne University, continuing his education and football career right in … 49ers' playoff hopes bleak after injuries, Belichick uses cap space as excuse for Pats issues, Buccaneers survive scare from Giants on MNF, 49ers clear cap space with Alexander trade, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. Most Popular #51302. "I know TiAnda is excited because as a mom she can get there real quick if he needs her or something. His lone appearance in this rivalry took place in the 2012 Atlanta Football Classic. TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox.
I remember Mel Blount. That's the way life is, no matter what field you are in. #NSD2016 https://t.co/qojLdxM8cT pic.twitter.com/wwz7PYIAnK, Find out what Coach Mike Tomlin is talking about heading into Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, Being familiar with him, and him being somewhat familiar with this defense were factors, Updates included on Cam Heyward, Tyson Alualu, Ulysees Gilbert, Mike Hilton, Fitzpatrick has 3 defensive TDs in 19 games since coming to the Steelers in a 2019 trade, © 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a day for him to be a proud dad. I mean, it is 2020 -- crazier stuff has happened. Congressmen Lawson and Richmond discuss FAMU vs. Southern. According to BCSO, the remains were found on private property in the area of Mel Hall Road on September 3. Oddly, Ray-Ray logged the same 12.5-yard average on punt returns as Diontae. To make the Pittsburgh connections even more enticing, his head coach at Florida A&M (FAMU), for a time, was former Steelers linebacker Earl Holmes, a man who certainly knows a thing or two about excelling at the professional level and was himself also a graduate of FAMU.

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers be 8-0 at the end of Week 8? Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. It's a real plus for him. ", Although the two-way lineman, who is projected to play on the defensive line, made the decision to attend Duquesne earlier, Blount made the official announcement on Wednesday at Washington High, with his parents right there with him.Â, "You are so proud," said Blount. WATCH: U.S. All Rights Reserved.

“I had a great senior year. One of the first really big CBs at about 6-2 and 200 pounds. It's good for them to compete against one another. In 1994, he was named to the NFL's 75th anniversary All-Time team. Something which should be no surprise given his father’s renowned dedication to his craft. Akil Blount (born July 2, 1994) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and played college football at Florida A&M.
Not everyone can be like Archie Manning. Blount has not used his father’s name in any way to … Notice dans un dictionnaire ou une encyclopédie généraliste, https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mel_Blount&oldid=172002508, Page pointant vers des bases relatives au sport, Page pointant vers des dictionnaires ou encyclopédies généralistes, licence Creative Commons attribution, partage dans les mêmes conditions, comment citer les auteurs et mentionner la licence. Blount understands there is a slim chance he will get drafted, and if he does, he would have to make his mark on special teams. Register now! I think coming out of a school like Duquesne he is already tapping into a strong pool of alumni who are doing great things around the city and country. https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2016/04/18/could-the-son-of-mel-blount-be-a-sleeper-candidate-for-the-steelers-in-the-nfl-draft/, Jordan Culver of the Tallahassee Democrat, Predicting the betting line for Steelers vs Cowboys, Steelers stay in the clear as Ravens players go on COVID-19 reserve list, Steelers practice squad 2020: Pittsburgh protects 4 PS players for Week 9, Steelers unsure which quarterback they will face against the Cowboys, Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner fined for infractions in Titans game, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. He fathered a son, Norris, with his high school girlfriend. "The insight we have as guys who have been down the road have, we know the difficulties, the hard work that goes into this. Father, Mel, and son, Akil Blount, share a deep love for football and their respective alma maters. I wouldn't change it for the world.". More FAMU Football: Restoration of FAMU-Southern rivalry brings economic, cultural value to both teams, More FAMU Football: Congressmen Lawson, Richmond place wager of local goods on FAMU-Southern game, More FAMU Football: FAMU defensive plans for Southern start and end with containing QB Ladarius Skelton, More FAMU Football: Simmons looks to replicate his trend of offensive dominance over Southern with FAMU. “He is such a great first recipient,” Williams said. The meat of... Zach Gelb and his comments have me all kinds of riled up this morning. Mel Blount était le prototype du demi de coin de son époque et l’une des principales raisons pour lesquelles les Steelers de Pittsburgh étaient l’équipe dominante de la NFL dans les années 1970. But the offers just weren’t there. The HBCU banter in the Blount family extends beyond FAMU and Southern. The Jaguar Nation All-Star team was made up of students and TJ school district teachers as well as local police officers and firefighters. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Wow what a classless team…. Before his legendary NFL career, he was a menacing player with the Southern Jaguars during the late 1960s.

I am the type of parent who probably doesn't give enough praise, more points out the things they can do better. FAMU won 38-33. He also had two interceptions, both of which he returned for touchdowns, and was invited to play in the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. NFL Defensive Player of the Year en 1975, il remporta quatre Super Bowl (IX, X, XIII et XIV). via e-mail. In 1999, he was ranked number 36 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

He is the son of former Steelers Hall of Famer and NFL rule changer, cornerback Mel Blount. Joueur physique, il était particulièrement efficace durant l'époque où la règle de l'interférence de passe n'était pas encore totalement en place, le defensive back et le wide receiver pouvant se toucher tout le long de l'action. Blount posted some eye-catching numbers including a 4.6 40-yard dash and 31 reps on the bench press, as well as running both linebacker and defensive back drills. Don't include URLs to Web sites. They added quarterback Bart Houston and wide receiver Canaan Severin.

Blount is not an uncommon name, after all, but as we looked closely, the family connection was spotted, buried at the bottom of his college biography page.

It shows what black college football is all about.".


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