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Rob Blanchflower
TE #87
Height:
6-4
Weight:
256
Age:
24
College:
Massachusetts
Experience:
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Biography

PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE CAREER NOTES
Rob Blanchflower started 27 of 38 games for Massachusetts, catching 109 passes for 1,164 yards (10.68 ypc) and nine touchdowns…Since UMass moved to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, he gained 77 yards on 70 receptions with five touchdowns in 16 contests…His 1,164 yards broke Hall of Famer Milt Morin's UMass record for receiving yards by a tight end and rank 15th on the school’s overall record chart…Also ranks eighth on the overall record list with 109 receptions.

PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE: Started 27-of-38 games for Massachusetts, catching 109 passes for 1,164 yards with nine touchdowns…his 1,164 yards broke College Football Hall of Famer Milt Morin's UMass record for receiving yards by a tight end and rank 15th on the school’s overall record chart…also ranks eighth on the overall record list with 109 receptions…majored in communications. 2013: Maintained a veteran leadership role with the team during the course of the season as captain and was awarded the Vern Smith Leadership Award…a member of the Mackey Award Watch List and one of UMass' highly rated NFL draft prospects, he ranked second on the team with 27 receptions for 313 yards with three touchdowns…his 47-yard scoring grab vs. the Miami RedHawks was the longest reception of his career and pushed him over 1,000 career receiving yards. 2012: Named All-MAC second-team by The NFL Draft Report during UMass’ first season in the league and as an official member of the NCAA FBS ranks…started 10 games…finished second on the team with a career-high 43 receptions for 464 yards, as he reached the end zone twice…registered 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown vs. Central Michigan, earning him UMass Athlete of the Week honors. 2011: Appeared in 11 games, starting at tight end vs. Richmond and in seven other contests as the HBack…totaled 208 yards with a touchdown on 18 catches. 2010: Played all 11 games with four starts, had 21 receptions for 179 yards with three touchdowns. 2009: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Attended St. John's High School (Shrewsbury, Mass.), playing football for head coach John Andreoli...lettered four times in football…the senior captain played defensive end and tight end…named to the All-State Super-26 Football Team while also earning Central Mass Division I North Defensive co-MVP and Telegram & Gazette Super Team All-Star honors as a senior…finished the 2008 season with 32 tackles and eight sacks on defense while adding two touchdowns on 110 receiving yards on offense…graduated as an honor roll student…son of Elizabeth and Robert Blanchflower…Full name: Robert James Blanchflower.

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  • Rookie Report: Rob Blanchflower

    (2:34) Posted Aug 7, 2014

    Bob Labriola, Missi Matthews, and Craig Wolfley break down the status of seventh-round Draft pick Rob Blanchflower as the Pittsburgh Steelers head into their first 2014 Preseason game against the New York Giants.

  • LIVE: Evaluating the 2014 Draft Class

    Posted Aug 6, 2014

    Bob Labriola, Missi Matthews, and Craig Wolfley discuss each of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2014 Draft picks and assess their development thus far in Training Camp.

  • LIVE: AFC North Draft Roundup

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Now that the dust has settled from the 2014 NFL Draft, Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta discuss the AFC North's draftees.

  • LIVE: Recapping the 2014 Steelers Draft

    Posted May 15, 2014

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