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  2. Mel Blount - Wikipedia

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    Mel Blount Melvin Cornell Blount (born April 10, 1948) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. A five-time Pro Bowler, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. [1]

  3. Mel Blount | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site - pfhof

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    Mel Blount was the prototype cornerback of his era and a major reason why the Steelers were the dominant team of the National Football League in the 1970s. A third-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, he had ideal size, speed, and quickness, plus the toughness and mental ability to adjust his coverage tactics to rule changes that favored receivers.

  4. Mel Blount Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College ...

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    Mel Blount. Melvin Cornell Blount Position: DB 6-3, 205lb (190cm, 92kg) Born: April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, GA. College: Southern. Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 97 (172nd overall since 1960) High School: Lyons Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round (53rd overall) of the 1970 NFL Draft.

  5. Mel Blount | Pittsburgh Steelers - Steelers.com

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    Blount, the Steelers third round draft pick in 1970 out of Southern University, came into the NFL with everything a coach would want…size, speed, quickness, mental and physical toughness and a work ethic that came from growing up working on a farm in Valdosta, Georgia. "Growing up in the South, the youngest of 11 kids, growing up on a farm, my parents were farmers and that is how we made our living," said Blount recently while recalling his road to the Hall of Fame.

  6. Mel Blount's Biography - The HistoryMakers

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    Blount is a four time Super Bowl champion, a four-time All-AFC selection, and was named All-Pro from 1975 to 1979 and in 1981. He was also named the NFL's most valuable defensive player in 1975 by the Associated Press. In 1989, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

  7. Mel Blount makes bold claim on how many picks he'd have in ...

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    The prototype for a perfect NFL cornerback, Blount had the size (6-foot-3 and 205 pounds), speed (he ran a low 4.4 in the 40-yard dash) and natural athletic skills to dominate opposing receivers....

  8. Steelers legend Mel Blount forever changed the NFL

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    So, in 1978, the Mel Blount Rule was put into place, as defensive backs could no longer draw contact with receivers past five yards. That same year, the league also furthered the distance between...

  9. Mel Blount Was ‘Really Disappointed’ To Be Drafted By Steelers

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers made one of the best draft picks in NFL history when they took Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount in the third round of the 1970 NFL Draft. Blount went on to have a...

  10. Mel Blount: 'I Took It As An Insult' When NFL Introduced 'Mel ...

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    Mel Blount: ‘I Took It As An Insult’ When NFL Introduced ‘Mel Blount Rule’ By Matthew Marczi Posted on March 22, 2021 at 9:00 am The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty is one of the most iconic...

  11. Mel Blount Youth Home - Wikipedia

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    The founder, 4-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Mel Blount. The Mel Blount Youth Home was a youth home for boys located in Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. It is located on 246 acres of farmland near Claysville, Pennsylvania. [2] Students attend nearby McGuffey School District. [3]