|Other College:||Coffeyville (Kan.) CC|
2014: Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Phil Steele’s (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team) . . . 3.5 sacks posted last season are the fourth most among returning Sun Belt players in 2014.
2013: Played in 12 games, including five as a starter . . . Recorded a season-high 7 tackles, including three for loss and 1.5 sacks, against Georgia State . . . Posted five tackles, including two for loss against Idaho . . . Finished the season with 30 tackles (15 solo/15 assists), six tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble . . . Ranked 13th in the Sun Belt in sacks . . . Six tackles for loss were tied for the third most on the team . . . 30 tackles were the second most on the team among interior defensive linemen . . . Tallied multiple tackles in eight games, including three or more six times.
2012: Played in 10 games in a reserve roll on the defensive line . . . Recorded 17 tackles (7 solo, 10 assist), including one tackle for loss . . . Posted 0.5 tackles for loss against both Alcorn State and Middle Tennessee . . . Recorded one interception against the Blue Raiders as well . . . Tallied a season-high four tackles against Alcorn State, but posted at least one tackle in all 10 games . . . Three tackles versus Middle Tennessee were his second most of the season.
COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 3-star recruit by Scout.com, 247Sports, . . . 247Sports No. 17 ranked junior college defensive tackle in the nation . . . Second team All-Jayhawk Conference selection, finishing the 2011 campaign with 29 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery . . . Also had a 63-yard interception return.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Selma High School, playing varsity all four years . . . Rivals.com 3-star recruit out of high school . . . Also ranked No. 71 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 28 player in the state by Rivals.com at Selma.
PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1992 . . . Son of Dexter and Pamela Blackmon . . . On course to earn his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in the summer of 2014.
BLACKMON’S CAREER STATISTICS
Yr. UT AT TOT TFL SACK BRUP FF FR BK
2012 14 6 20 1-0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
2013 15 15 30 6.0-40 3.5-35 1 1 0 0
Totals 29 21 50 7.0-41 3.5-35 1 1 0 0