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  2. Mel Blount Stats | The Football Database

    Mel Blount Awards & Honors. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. NFL 1980s All-Decade Team AP Defensive Player of the Year - 1975 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl Player of the Game - 1976

  3. Mel Blount, Tommy John Documentaries In Works From Winter ...

    The first film, Mel Blount: Whatever It Takes, on longtime Pittsburgh Steeler Blount, will offer a deep dive into his life journey, from his arduous beginning in a segregated Vidalia, Georgia to ...

  4. Steelers Legend Mel Blount to be Featured in New Documentary

    Blount was so dominant that the NFL implemented a rule because of him in 1978. The rule prohibited the contact between defensive backs and receivers beyond five yards of the line of scrimmage. From its inception, that rule has been known in history as the “Mel Blount Rule.”

  5. The legend of Steelers cornerback Mel Blount

    Mel Bount was 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, or, just a little bit smaller than a linebacker in today's game. Mel Blount was so much more, back in his day 40 yard speed was not a big deal but if you dig ...

  6. Mel Blount was born on the 10th of April, 1948. He is known for being a Football Player. He led the defensive play that helped Terry Bradshaw and the Steelers score the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XIII. Mel Blount’s age is 75. Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Pittsburgh Steelers who was one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history.

  7. Blount was a game-changer - Pittsburgh Steelers

    Blount was a game-changer. On this day in Steelers history Hall of Famer Mel Blount retired. There aren't many players who cause the NFL to change the rules because of their play, but there also aren't many players like Pro Football Hall of Famer Mel Blount. Blount, the Steelers third round draft pick in 1970 out of Southern University, came ...

  8. No. 96: Mel Blount - by Joe Posnanski - JoeBlogs - Substack

    Mel Blount was a big, ferocious and hard-hitting cornerback for the dynasty Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. He was 6-foot-3, certainly weighed more than the 205 pounds that the Steelers listed him at with a straight face,* and he took it as his football missi…

  9. Blount proud of his son - Pittsburgh Steelers

    Blount and his wife TiAnda are proud their son, Khalid, has signed a letter of intent to play at Duquesne University, continuing his education and football career right in Pittsburgh. "I am excited for him," said Blount. "I think it's awesome because he is a bright student, a good kid, and a good athlete. I think he will do well at Duquesne.

  10. Mel Blount turns 75: Five fast facts on legendary Steelers ...

    Blount parlayed his physical skills into a decorated career that in 2019 included his inclusion on the NFL 100 All-Time Team. In celebration of his 75th birthday (Blount was born on April 10, 1948), here are five fast facts about the Steelers legend. 1. The 'Mel Blount Rule'. Blount and the Steelers had already begun their dynasty prior to the ...

  11. Southern's Jordan Lewis Presented Black ... - Southern University

    Lewis is the first Jaguar selected for the Mel Blount award and will return for the upcoming fall season, which opens on Sept. 4 when Southern travels to take on Troy opening weekend. He was also a finalist for the Black College Football Hall of Fame Deacon Jones Trophy as the Black College Football Player of the Year.

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