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#77 Dexter Blackmon
Position: DL
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 283
Year: Junior
Hometown: Selma, Ala.
Other College: Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
Experience: Transfer
Dexter Blackmon Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 08/24/2012

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

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