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Players

Will Blackmon
FS #41
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
College:
Boston College
Hometown:
Providence, RI
Experience:
11

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 10/22/06 (at MIA)... Redskins debut: 9/20/15 (vs. STL)... First INT: 9/29/13 (vs. IND, Andrew Luck)... First FF: 9/21/08 (vs. DAL, Marion Barber)... First FR: 12/9/07 (vs. OAK, Tim Dwight)... First FR TD: 12/9/07 (vs. OAK, recovered Tim Dwight fumble in end zone)... First KR: 12/23/07 (at CHI, 3 yards)... First PR: 12/9/07 (vs. OAK, 7 yards)... First PR TD: 12/9/07 (vs. OAK, 57 yards)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft... Re-signed with the Packers on March 17, 2010... Released by the Packers on September 5, 2010... Signed with the New York Giants on October 28, 2010... Released by the Giants on January 1, 2011... Signed with the Giants on November 23, 2011... Signed with the Seattle Seahawks on February 13, 2013... Released by the Seahawks on August 27, 2013... Signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 28, 2013... Re-signed with the Jaguars on March 11, 2014... Released by the Jaguars on February 26, 2015... Signed with the Seattle Seahawks on March 9, 2015... Released by the Seahawks on September 5, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on September 15, 2015.. .Re-signed with the Redskins on March 15, 2016.

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft... Re-signed with the Packers on March 17, 2010... Released by the Packers on September 5, 2010... Signed with the New York Giants on October 28, 2010... Released by the Giants on January 1, 2011... Signed with the Giants on November 23, 2011... Signed with the Seattle Seahawks on February 13, 2013... Released by the Seahawks on August 27, 2013... Signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 28, 2013... Re-signed with the Jaguars on March 11, 2014... Released by the Jaguars on February 26, 2015... Signed with the Seattle Seahawks on March 9, 2015... Released by the Seahawks on September 5, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on September 15, 2015... Re-signed with the Redskins on March 15, 2016.

PRO
Joined the Redskins in Week 2 of the 2015 season... Enters 2017 having previously appeared in 96 regular season games with 30 starts, compiling 178 career tackles (133 solo), 23 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 3.5 sacks and four interceptions... Has posted 73 career punt returns for 652 yards (8.9 avg.) with three touchdowns and 85 kickoff returns for 1,783 yards (21.0 avg.)... Helped the Giants to a Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XLVI in 2011... Two-time NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 14 of 2007, Week 1 of 2008).

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (REDSKINS)
Transitioned from cornerback to safety during the offseason. Appeared in 15 games with six starts, compiling 39 tackles (23 solo) with three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one interception and a half-sack... Recorded a 29-yard kickoff return vs. PIT (9/12), his first kickoff return since Dec. 11, 2011, with the Giants... Made an assisted tackle vs. DAL (9/18)... Recorded two tackles (one solo) and a forced fumble in a win at NYG (9/25)... Started in a win vs. CLE (10/2), making seven tackles (four solo)... Posted two solo tackles and tied a career long with a 45-yard kickoff return in a win at BAL (10/9)... Recorded a team-high-tying six tackles (three solo) including a half-sack in a win vs. PHI (10/16)... Tallied four tackles (three solo) and two passes defensed at DET (10/23)... Contributed on defense and special teams in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London... Recorded four tackles (three solo) in a win vs. MIN (11/13)... Made two solo tackles in a win vs. GB (11/20)... Played on defense at DAL (11/24)... Added four solo tackles at ARI (12/4)... Inactive with a concussion at PHI (12/11)... Returned a kickoff 17 yards vs. CAR (12/19)... Posted a solo tackle and an interception in a win at CHI (12/24). Returned the interception a career-long 79 yards, the Redskins’ longest interception since a 92-yard return by DeAngelo Hall at Chicago on Oct. 24, 2010... Contributed six tackles (two solo) vs. NYG (1/1).

2015 (REDSKINS/SEAHAWKS)
Signed with the Seahawks for his second tenure in Seattle on March 9, but was released during final cuts... Joined the Redskins in Week 2... Played in 15 regular season games with 10 starts for Washington and started one postseason contest. Posted career highs in tackles (46), solo tackles (37), forced fumbles (three) and interceptions (two) during the season... Made Redskins debut vs. STL (9/20)... Recorded three solo tackles at NYG (9/24)... Made a solo tackle vs. PHI (10/4)... Made his first start as a member of the Redskins at ATL (10/11), posting seven tackles (six solo), a pass defensed and a forced fumble... Started at NYJ (10/18), adding a solo tackle... Started and contributed two solo tackles and a pass defensed in a the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Recorded eight tackles (three solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in a start at NE (11/8)... Contributed two tackles (one solo) in reserve in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Registered a solo tackle and a pass defensed at CAR (11/22)... Recorded three tackles (one solo) and his first interception as a member of the Redskins in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Posted two solo tackles and his second fumble recovery of the season vs. DAL (12/7)... Made two solo tackles in a win at CHI (12/13)... Recorded four solo tackles and a sack in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Registered three solo tackles in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Led team with seven tackles (all solo) and posted his career-high second interception of the season and his career-high third forced fumble in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Made his first career postseason start and recorded career-high eight tackles (six solo) in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).
2014 (JAGUARS)
Appeared in eight games, making four starts. Accrued 28 tackles (21 solo) with one sack and one forced fumble... Saw extensive action at nickel and led secondary with four solo tackles at PHI (9/7)... Collected four tackles (two solo) at WAS (9/14)... Made three solo tackles vs. IND (9/21)... Started at SD (9/28) and posted season-high five tackles (one for loss)... Started vs. PIT (10/5) and produced five tackles (three solo)... Registered second career sack at TEN (10/12), forcing a Charlie Whitehurst fumble in the process... Finished with two solo tackles vs. CLE (10/19)... Started vs. MIA (10/26) and produced three tackles (two solo)... Inactive (finger) at CIN (11/2)... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 4.
2013 (SEAHAWKS/JAGUARS)
Spent the offseason with the Seahawks... Signed with the Jaguars on Aug. 28, a day after being released by Seattle... Played in career-best 15 games for Jacksonville with eight starts, finishing with 41 tackles (31 solo), 10 passes defensed, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception... Produced three tackles (one solo stop) at OAK (9/15)... Registered a season-high seven tackles (four solo) along with one tackle for loss and one pass defensed at SEA (9/22)... Posted three tackles, his first career INT and a career-high four passes defensed vs. IND (9/29). Intercepted Andrew Luck on a tipped ball on the first drive of the game but an offsides penalty nullified the play. Intercepted Luck on the Colts’ next series for his first career pick... Made six tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble at DEN (10/13)... Sealed a win vs. TEN (11/10) with a sack/forced fumble/fumble recovery of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, returning it 21 yards for a touchdown... Inactive (shoulder) at HOU (11/24)... Finished with five solo tackles including one stop for loss vs. TEN (12/22)... Totaled five tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed at IND (12/29).
2012 (GIANTS/AFL)
Released by the Giants on March 13, 2012... Signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League but did not appear in game action for the team.

2011 (GIANTS)
Appeared in six games, recording two solo tackles... Registered two solo tackles vs. GB (12/4)... Made one special teams tackle at DAL (12/11) and at NYJ (12/24) and made two special teams tackles vs. DAL (1/1)... Played in all four postseason games, helping the Giants to a title in Super Bowl XLVI.

2010 (PACKERS/GIANTS) Released by the Packers during final cuts... Signed with the Giants on Oct. 28... Contributed one solo tackle and one special teams tackle in five games for New York.

2009 (PACKERS)
Appeared in three games: vs. CIN (9/20), at STL (9/27) and at MIN (10/5).

2008 (PACKERS) 
Played in all 16 games and made one start... Posted career highs in punt returns (36), punt return yards (398) and punt return touchdowns (two)... Became only the fourth player in Packers history to return multiple punts for TDs in the same season... Registered 19 tackles (16 solo) on the season and posted two forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered... Made four tackles (three solo) at DET (9/14)... Registered three special teams tackles vs. DAL (9/21)... Started and recorded four solo tackles vs. IND (10/19)... Recorded a season-high four special teams tackles at CHI (12/22).

2007 (PACKERS) 
Appeared in nine games with one start... Scored his first two NFL touchdowns in the same game in 2007, returning a punt 57 yards and recovering a fumble on a punt return vs. OAK (12/9)... Recorded one pass defense at STL (12/16)... Started at cornerback and recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle vs. DET (12/30).

2006 (PACKERS) Active for four games... Made NFL debut at MIA (10/22)... Also earned playing time vs. ARI (10/29), at BUF (11/5) and at MIN (11/12).

COLLEGE
Played collegiately in 48 games, including 34 starts, at Boston College... Was a three-year starter from 2003-05, spending his first three years at cornerback (22 starts) before switching to wide receiver as a senior and proceeding to lead team in catches and receiving yards... Earned all-conference distinction final three seasons... Finished career with 141 tackles, eight interceptions, 22 passes broken up, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries... Recorded 3,995 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns as a WR and return specialist. Fell just 222 yards shy of the NCAA Division I-A kickoff return yardage record... Established school records in career kickoff-return yardage (2,700), career kickoff returns (110), single-season kickoff-return yardage (922) and single-season kickoff returns (36)... Started all 12 games at wide receiver as a senior but saw action on both sides of the ball. Earned All-ACC second-team honors at WR and led team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (763) with four touchdowns. Returned 22 kickoffs for 489 yards (22.2-yard average) and 15 punts for 132 yards (8.8-yard average)... Played in all 12 games as a junior, starting nine at cornerback, and becoming first player in school history to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD in the same season. Was a second-team All-Big East selection... Started all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore and earned second-team All-Big East honors... Saw action in 11 games as a freshman, posting 29 tackles (22 solo), one inteception among two passes broken up, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Bishop Hendricken H.S. in Warwick, R.I., where his No. 27 jersey was retired in 2008... Earned 2001 All-America first-team honors from USA Today, ESPN.com, SuperPrep and PrepStar as a senior... Three-year letterman... Selected to participate in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Game... Named Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year after his senior season, in which he rushed for 1,618 yards and 24 TDs. Also had 100 tackles and three INTs... Chosen as the top player in New England by SuperPrep and PrepStar... Twotime all-state and three-time all-city honoree... Lettered in track three years, winning the 100-meter dash in the Rhode Island state meet (10.87)... Majored in English... Son of Wayne Blackmon... Married to his wife, Shauna, and has two children, a son, Ryder, and a daughter, Jade... Born Oct. 27, 1984.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 96 209 158 51 3.5 0 24 4 0 87 -- 79
2016 WAS 15 41 25 16 0.5 -- 3 1 0 79 79 79
2015 WAS 15 49 38 11 1 -- 9 2 0 7 3.5 6
2014 JAC 8 30 23 7 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 15 40 30 10 1 0 11 1 0 1 1 1
2011 NYG 6 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYG 5 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 GB 3 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 GB 16 35 30 5 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 GB 9 4 4 0 0 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 96 7 0 9 3 5 0 2 2 0 0 0
2016 WAS 15 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 WAS 15 -- -- 3 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 8 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 15 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 1 1 -- -- --
2011 NYG 6 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2010 NYG 5 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2009 GB 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 GB 16 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 GB 9 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 1 1 -- -- --
2006 GB 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 96 73 652 8.9 76 3 8 3 27 7
2016 WAS 15 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 1 0
2015 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 15 5 2 0.4 5 0 0 0 5 0
2011 NYG 6 6 25 4.2 16 0 0 0 2 1
2010 NYG 5 14 94 6.7 22 0 2 0 7 2
2009 GB 3 3 11 3.7 6 0 0 0 1 0
2008 GB 16 36 398 11.1 76 2 5 2 11 4
2007 GB 9 8 106 13.3 57 1 1 1 0 0
2006 GB 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 96 85 1,783 21 45 0 47 3 0 0
2016 WAS 15 4 109 27.3 45 0 2 1 0 0
2015 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYG 6 2 43 21.5 32 0 1 0 0 0
2010 NYG 5 13 238 18.3 42 0 4 1 0 0
2009 GB 3 10 233 23.3 28 0 8 0 0 0
2008 GB 16 55 1,157 21 45 0 32 1 0 0
2007 GB 9 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
2006 GB 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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