PRO (56-28/2-1): Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on March 28, 2014…declared a free agent on March 11, 2014…traded to the New England Patriots from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 11, 2013 in exchange for Jeff Demps and a 2013 seventh round draft pick…re-signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay on March 9, 2013…re-signed with Tampa Bay as an exclusive rights free agent on April 4, 2012…acquired by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Tennessee Titans on September 6, 2010…released by the Titans on September 5, 2010…originally signed with Tennessee as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 26, 2010.
2013 (16-7/2-1): Played in all 16 regular-season games and made seven starts…also appeared in both postseason contests, starting one…rushed 153 times for 772 yards, both of which ranked second on the team…tied for the team lead with seven rushing touchdowns and led all running backs with a 5.05 yards per carry average…also caught two passes for 38 yards…returned kicks for the first time in his career…finished the regular-season with 17 kickoff returns for 494 yards (29.1 yards per return).
2012 (13-0): Played in 13 games with Tampa Bay…carried 41 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns…also caught one pass for two yards.
2011 (14-14): Started all 14 games in which he played…led the Buccaneers in rushing…carried 184 times for 781 yards and five touchdowns…registered three 100-yard rushing performances on the season…also caught 15 passes for 148 yards.
2010 (13-7): Played in 13 contests and made seven starts…led Tampa Bay in rushing as a rookie…carried 201 times for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns…averaged 5.01 yards per carry…named to The Sporting News and PFW/PFWA All-Rookie teams…named NFL offensive Rookie of the Month for December/January 2010 after rushing for an NFL-best 511 yards in the final five games of the regular season…nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award four times…recorded four 100-yard rushing performances…also caught five passes for 14 yards.
COLLEGE: Played two seasons at the University of Oregon after transferring from East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, Miss.). 2009 (Oregon): Appeared in three games and made one start…rushed 22 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns. 2008 (Oregon): Played in 13 games and rushed for 1,002 yards in his first season with the Ducks…earned honorable mention all-conference honors…presented the team’s Impact Player Award following the season…became the 13th different player in school history to surpass 1,000 yards rushing…along with Jeremiah Johnson, was part of only the second tandem of 1,000-yard rushers in a single-season at Oregon…ranked sixth in the conference in total rushing yards…set a school record for most rushing touchdowns in one season (17)…his 7.3 yards per carry average broke the school mark among 1,000-yard rushers…led the conference in scoring (104 points), which was tops in school history among non-kickers…only one other player in his first year in the program (Maurice Morris, 2000) ever rushed for more yards…eclipsed the 100-yard mark on four occasions…ran for touchdowns in ten of his last 12 games and multiple TDs five times, including three scores at Washington State. 2006-07 (EMCC): Tabbed as the nation’s top Junior College running back and the No. 12 overall prospect in the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100…rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons at EMCC, carrying 367 times for 2,292 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in his two seasons at EMCC…earned Junior College All-American and first-team all-state honors.
PERSONAL: Graduate of Taylor County High School (Perry, Fla.)…four-year starter who earned second-team all-state honors following his senior season…rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his final three prep seasons…has one son, LeGarrette Rashon Blount, Jr…Full name: LeGarrette Montez Blount.
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