Players

Will Blackmon
CB #37
Height:
6-0
Weight:
210
Age:
29
College:
Boston College
Hometown:
Providence, RI
Experience:
7

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on February 13, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft with the second of the Packers’ two selections in the fourth round (115th overall), taken with choice from Philadelphia acquired with the Eagles’ sixth-round selection (185) for Green Bay’s fourth round choice (109).
• With three career punt returns for touchdowns while with the Packers, is tied with Desmond Howard for the franchise record. In 2008, became only the fourth player in team history to return multiple punts for touchdowns in the same season.
• Scored his first two NFL touchdowns in the same game in 2007, returning a punt 57 yards
and recovering a fumble on a punt return vs. Oakland (Dec. 9) to earn ‘NFC Special Teams Player of the Week’. Marked first time a Packers player scored two special teams TDs in the
same game in 38 years.

COLLEGE:
A three-year starter (2003-05), played in 48 games, including 34 starts. Spent first three years at cornerback (22 starts) before switching to wide receiver as a senior and proceeded to lead team in catches and receiving yards. Earned all-conference distinction final three seasons. Finished career with 141 tackles, eight interceptions, 22 passes broken up, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Recorded 3,995 all-purpose yards and six
touchdowns as a WR and return specialist. Fell just 222 yards shy of the NCAA Division I-A kickoff-return yardage record, a mark set by Tulane’s Jeff Liggon (1993-96). Also established a number of school records, including career kickoff-return yardage (2,700), career kickoff returns (110), single-season kickoff-return yardage (922) and single-season kickoff returns (36). Started all 12 games at wide receiver as a senior but saw action on both sides of the ball. Earned All-ACC second-team honors at WR and led team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (763); his four TD catches ranked second on the team. Returned 22 kickoffs for 489 yards (22.2-yard average) and 15 punts for 132 yards (8.8-yard average). In the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Boise State had five receptions for 144 yards, including a 35-yard TD reception. Played in all 12 games as a junior, starting nine at cornerback, and became first player in school history to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD in the same season becoming a second-team All-Big East selection. Started all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore and earned second-team All-Big East honors. Saw action in 11 games as a freshman, posting 29 tackles (22 solo), one INT among two passes broken up, one forced fumble and a recovered fumble. Earned B.A. in English.

PERSONAL:
Earned 2001 All-America firstteam honors from USA Today, ESPN.com, SuperPrep and PrepStar as a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, R.I., which retired his No. 27 in 2008. Three-year letterman was selected to participate in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Game played at San Antonio’s Alamodome. Named Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year after his senior season, in which he rushed for 1,618 yards and 24 TDs. Also had 100 tackles and three INTs. Chosen as the top player in New England by SuperPrep and PrepStar. A two-time all-state and three-time all-city honoree. Lettered in track three years, winning the 100-meter dash
in the Rhode Island state meet (10.87).

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on February 13, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft with the second of the Packers’ two selections in the fourth round (115th overall), taken with choice from Philadelphia acquired with the Eagles’ sixth-round selection (185) for Green Bay’s fourth round choice (109).
• With three career punt returns for touchdowns while with the Packers, is tied with Desmond Howard for the franchise record. In 2008, became only the fourth player in team history to return multiple punts for touchdowns in the same season.
• Scored his first two NFL touchdowns in the same game in 2007, returning a punt 57 yards
and recovering a fumble on a punt return vs. Oakland (Dec. 9) to earn ‘NFC Special Teams Player of the Week’. Marked first time a Packers player scored two special teams TDs in the
same game in 38 years.

COLLEGE:
A three-year starter (2003-05), played in 48 games, including 34 starts. Spent first three years at cornerback (22 starts) before switching to wide receiver as a senior and proceeded to lead team in catches and receiving yards. Earned all-conference distinction final three seasons. Finished career with 141 tackles, eight interceptions, 22 passes broken up, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Recorded 3,995 all-purpose yards and six
touchdowns as a WR and return specialist. Fell just 222 yards shy of the NCAA Division I-A kickoff-return yardage record, a mark set by Tulane’s Jeff Liggon (1993-96). Also established a number of school records, including career kickoff-return yardage (2,700), career kickoff returns (110), single-season kickoff-return yardage (922) and single-season kickoff returns (36). Started all 12 games at wide receiver as a senior but saw action on both sides of the ball. Earned All-ACC second-team honors at WR and led team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (763); his four TD catches ranked second on the team. Returned 22 kickoffs for 489 yards (22.2-yard average) and 15 punts for 132 yards (8.8-yard average). In the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Boise State had five receptions for 144 yards, including a 35-yard TD reception. Played in all 12 games as a junior, starting nine at cornerback, and became first player in school history to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD in the same season becoming a second-team All-Big East selection. Started all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore and earned second-team All-Big East honors. Saw action in 11 games as a freshman, posting 29 tackles (22 solo), one INT among two passes broken up, one forced fumble and a recovered fumble. Earned B.A. in English.

PERSONAL:
Earned 2001 All-America firstteam honors from USA Today, ESPN.com, SuperPrep and PrepStar as a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, R.I., which retired his No. 27 in 2008. Three-year letterman was selected to participate in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Game played at San Antonio’s Alamodome. Named Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year after his senior season, in which he rushed for 1,618 yards and 24 TDs. Also had 100 tackles and three INTs. Chosen as the top player in New England by SuperPrep and PrepStar. A two-time all-state and three-time all-city honoree. Lettered in track three years, winning the 100-meter dash
in the Rhode Island state meet (10.87).