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Will Blackmon
No. 27     Green Bay Packers
Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: October 27, 1984 (1984-10-27) (age 25)
Place of birth: Cranston, Rhode Island
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
Debuted in 2006 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Dec 9-10, 2007)
  • NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept 4-8, 2008)
Stats at NFL.com

Will Edwards Blackmon (born October 27, 1984 in Cranston, Rhode Island) is an American football cornerback/ return specialist who currently plays in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (115th pick overall). He played college football for the Boston College Eagles.

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High School

Blackmon earned first team All-America honors from USA Today and Parade as a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. He was also named Rhode Island's player of the year by Gatorade. He garnered all-city honors three and all-state honors twice during his high school career. In 2002, Blackmon played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

College

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2002

  • 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

2003

  • 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

2004

  • 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

2005

  • 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

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. [1]

In the first game of his 2008 season with the 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. [2]

In week 10 of the 2008 NFL season, against the Minnesota Vikings once again, Blackmon recorded another returned punt for 65 yards. [3]

In the Packs game .vs. the Raiders in the 2008 season he recorded a punt return of 57 yards and after crossing the touchdown line,he threw himself to the fans,the touchdown helping the Packers to win a 38-7 against the Raiders.

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