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Bennie Blades
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Position(s)
Defensive Back
Jersey #(s)
36
Born September 3, 1966 (1966-09-03) (age 43)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Career information
Year(s) 19881997
NFL Draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
College University of Miami
Professional teams
Career stats
Interceptions 14
INT yards 230
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Horatio Benedict Blades (born September 3, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football cornerback and safety in the NFL.

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University of Miami

Blades played a big part in the University of Miami's winning the 1987 NCAA National Championship. He also won the Jim Thorpe Award in that year and, in 2006, was named to the College Football Hall of Fame for his play at the University of Miami. He shares the NCAA single season interception record with fellow Miami Hurricane Sean Taylor.

During his play at Miami he and the defensive secondary he led were nicknamed "Bennie and the Jets," for their speed, power, ability & stand-out defensive play. He is also remembered for taunting and intidmidating opposing players.

NFL career

Following his graduation from the University of Miami, Blades entered the 1988 NFL Draft and spent ten seasons in the NFL. He played for the Detroit Lions from 1988-1996 and the 1997 season with the Seattle Seahawks, teaming up with his older brother, wide receiver Brian Blades, who also played collegiate football at the University of Miami.

Personal

Blades' son is Washington Redskins linebacker H. B. Blades.

Bennie Blades and his brother Brian Blades attended Piper High School (Florida) and played in the football program there.

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Preceded by
Thomas Everett
Thorpe Award Winner
*shared with Rickey Dixon
1987
Succeeded by
Deion Sanders
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