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Mel Blount biography

Mel Blount is a former Pittsburg Steelers cornerback, five-time Pro Bowler and a 1989 pro football hall of fame inductee.mel is considered one of the best cornerback to have ever played in the NFL.

His physical style of play made him one of the most feared defensive backs in the game at a time when pass interference riles was less stringent.he founded the Mel Blount youth home.

Mel Blount Age

Mel Blount was born on April 10, 1948, Vidalia in Georgia and his 71 years old as of 2019, having a height of 6ft 3 in(1.91m) and a weight of 205 ib (93k)

Mel Blount Early Life

Blount was born in Toombs County, Georgia. The early years of his life were spent in poverty on a Georgia farm. Blount was a star in baseball, football, basketball, and track at Lyons High School. He was the youngest of eleven children.

His father struggled as a subsistence farmer, and Blount grew up in a home without plumbing or electricity. To help their parents provide for the family, Blount and his siblings worked as children; each morning before school Blount loaded stacks of tobacco on wagons.

Mel Blount Education

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At Lyons High School Blount excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track, and he received an athletic scholarship to Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a traditionally African American school. During college, he starred on the football team as a defensive back and return specialist.

He made the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) all-conference team twice and was selected SWAC Most Valuable Player (MVP) in his junior year. In the spring of 1970, before he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the third round of the NFL draft as the fifty-third overall pick.

Mel`s Playing career

Mel was the prototype cornerback of his era and a significant reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers were the dominant team of the National Football League in the 1970s. A third-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, he had the size, speed, and quickness for the position, plus the toughness and mental ability to adjust his coverage tactics and excel despite rule changes that favored receivers.

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in the 3rd year By his third year with the Steelers Blount was a fixture on the famed “Steel Curtain” defense. He led the NFL in interceptions in 1975 with eleven and was named NFL Defensive MVP for that year.

He helped the Steelers win four Super Bowls and played in five Pro Bowls, earning MVP honors in the 1976 game. During his career he intercepted 57 passes for 736 return yards and recovered 13 fumbles, returning 2 for touchdowns. In addition to playing cornerback, he returned 36 kickoffs for 911 yards. He played in 200 games and missed only one over the course of 14 seasons. Blount retired after the 1983 season and then served as NFL director of player relations until 1990.

Blount became a starter in the Steelers secondary beginning in 1972. That season, he did not allow a single touchdown. Blount was equally effective playing either zone or man-to-man defense. Known for his rugged style of play, his specialty was the “bump-and-run” pass defense. Because of his size and speed, he physically overpowered pass receivers.

Mel Blount Legacy

1989 Mel Blount was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1994, he was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary All-Time team.

In 1999, he was ranked number 36 on The Sporting News’list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

Blount currently resides in Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania, on a 303-acre farm that includes the site of his former youth home

Mel Blount Wife/Children

Mel Blount is married to Leslie Blount having two daughters, Shantel and Tunisia, who have five sons, Norris, Dedrick, Akil, Jibri and Khalid.

Akil his son plays college football at Florida A&M and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins. Jibri plays college basketball at Cleveland State. His youngest son, Khalid Blount, is a football player who was ranked as a 2-star recruit by Rivals before attending Duquesne University.

Mel Blount Net Worth

Mel Blount is 1 of just a few people on AlphaLife with the first name Mel and is also a member of people who are 71 years old` celebs who are known for being famous figures with the birth sign of Aries!having a net worth of At the lowest level, NFL rookies earn $400,000-$600,000 per year. At the highest, players can earn $50 million or more.

Blount eager to reminisce about the rivalry

Mel Blount It was easy for Mel Blount to pinpoint when the Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry became personal to him. It was around the same time many people around the country realized its significance.

Mel Blount, a Hall of Fame corner for the Steelers during their dynasty in the 1970s, will be able to talk about that game and many more when he visits Warren later this month.

Mel is part of the fourth annual Warren Legends celebration dinner and golf outing on Aug. 17-18 at Trumbull Country Club. Blount will be joined by fellow Steeler Franco Harris and Browns legends Paul Warfield and Greg Pruitt in The Rivalry when all four former players will talk about what they remember from those games.

Mel Blount said he’s anticipating the rivalry returning to the days when it was a back-and-forth battle. The Steelers have owned Cleveland since the turn of the century (the Browns returned as an expansion team in 1999), with a 33-5-1 record since 2000. But Blount expects a young Cleveland team to return to relevancy with quarterback Baker Mayfield’s emergence and a strong core surrounding him.

Blount was a model of consistency for the city of Pittsburgh during his playing days. Blount said the two went head-to-head on a couple of occasions, with Warfield getting the best of Blount in their first meeting when Warfield was with the Miami Dolphins.

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Tim Benz: Steelers tempt fate, escape unscathed in Tennessee

The Pittsburgh Steelers played Russian roulette with their veteran starters and won.

For the most part. Let’s see how bad safety Sean Davis’ ankle injury is. And linebacker Bud Dupree’s thumb. At least Mike Tomlin didn’t give a dire diagnosis about either player after the Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 18-6 in a preseason game Sunday night.

Teams such as the Houston Texans (running back Lamar Miller, ACL) and the New York Jets (linebacker Avery Williamson, ACL) haven’t been as lucky.

Ben Roethlisberger and most of the Steelers offensive regulars absorbed three series, scoring a touchdown on the third try.

The Pittsburgh Steelers played Russian roulette with their veteran starters and won.

For the most part. Let’s see how bad safety Sean Davis’ ankle injury is. And linebacker Bud Dupree’s thumb. At least Mike Tomlin didn’t give a dire diagnosis about either player after the Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 18-6 in a preseason game Sunday night.

Teams such as the Houston Texans (running back Lamar Miller, ACL) and the New York Jets (linebacker Avery Williamson, ACL) haven’t been as lucky.

Ben Roethlisberger and most of the Steelers offensive regulars absorbed three series, scoring a touchdown on the third try.

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