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Will Blackmon

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Blackmon playing for the Jaguars in 2014.
No. 21 Seattle Seahawks
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-10-27) October 27, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Providence, Rhode Island
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Career information
High school: Warwick (RI) Hendricken
College: Boston College
NFL draft: 2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Template:If empty statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 119
Interceptions: 1
Pass deflections: 12
Forced fumbles: 5
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William Edwards Blackmon (born October 27, 1984) is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (115th pick overall) by the Green Bay Packers. He played college football for the Boston College Eagles.

Early years

Blackmon was born in Providence, Rhode Island but grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island.[1] He was raised by his Father and Grandmother since age 6 due to his mother dying from Crohn's Disease.[2] He attended Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he played football and ran track. At Hendricken, Blackmon earned 2001 All-America first-team honors from USA Today,, SuperPrep and PrepStar as a senior. He was named Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year after his senior season.[3][4]

College career


  • One of four true freshmen to earn playing time
  • Recorded 29 tackles playing as a DB
  • Saw significant action on special teams as a kick returner


  • Recorded 64 tackles, 10 passes defensed, and 4 interceptions as a DB
  • Earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a game against the University of Connecticut


  • Recorded 46 tackles, 1 pass defensed, and three interceptions as a DB
  • Amassed over 1000 return yards on special teams
  • Earned All-Big East Second Team honors


  • Moved his primary position from DB to WR
  • Led team with 51 receptions for 763 yards
  • Earned preseason second-team All-America honors
  • Selected to participate in the Senior Bowl
  • 119 yards shy of being DI-A all time kickoff returner

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Blackmon had a 57 yard punt return touchdown and a fumble-return touchdown as the Packers wrapped up the NFC North title with a 38-7 win on December 10, 2007 over Oakland. They were the first and second touchdowns of his career. He became just the fourth player in NFL history to accomplish the feat of a kick and fumble return in the same game, and the first since 1974. In 9 games, he recorded 4 solo tackles and a pass deflected. Blackmon has had injury trouble, having suffered two breaks of his left foot which kept him sidelined for much of the past two years. [5]

In the first game of his 2008 season with the Green Bay Packers, Blackmon returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. He was later named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for games played Sept 4-8.[6]

In week 10 of the 2008 NFL season, against the Minnesota Vikings once again, Blackmon returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown.[7]

Blackmon was released on an injury settlement from the Packers during 2010 roster cutdowns.

New York Giants

Blackmon signed with the New York Giants on October 29, 2010. After being placed on Injured Reserve, the Giants waived Blackmon on January 2, 2011. Then on November 23, 2011 after the Giants secondary got depleted with injuries the latest being CB Michael Coe after a shoulder injury in the week 11 Giants-Eagles game, they again signed Blackmon. He won a Super Bowl ring when the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. He was released in the off-season and went on to play for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

Seattle Seahawks

On February 13, 2013, Blackmon signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He was released on August 27.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On August 28, 2013, Blackmon was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. On November 10 in a game against the Tennessee Titans, he caused and recovered a Ryan Fitzpatrick fumble and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown, helping the Jaguars secure their first win of the season.

He was released on February 26, 2015.

Second stint with Seahawks

On March 9, 2015, Blackmon signed a deal to return to the Seattle Seahawks.[8][9]


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