Blount, a native of Vidalia, Georgia, wound up his career with 57 interceptions which he returned for 736 yards and two touchdowns. He intercepted at least one pass in all 14 NFL seasons and led the league in interceptions with 11 in 1975. Blount also was used as a kickoff returner early in his career.
Mel Blount was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 1989. Blount was also an inaugural member of the Steelers Hall of Honor as a member of the Class of 2017. There aren't many players who cause the NFL to change the rules because of their play, but there also weren't many players like Blount.
Mel Blount on the Steelers' dominant 1976 defense "1976 was the best team we ever had even though we didn't win a Super Bowl." Mel Blount on his playing style "I had long arms which was an...
Amongst the many colorful characters on the defense was cornerback Mel Blount. Blount arrived in the Steel City in 1970, just before the Steelers began their ascent to the height of pro football. During his 14-year career, Blount became one of the best cover men in NFL history.
A third-round pick out of Southern University back in 1970, Blount is one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game—and not just because his playing style brought about a rule change.
Biography Football player Mel Blount was born on April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia to Alice Sharpe Blount and James Blount. A natural athlete, Blount excelled in football, baseball and track at Lyons High School. He graduated in 1966, and received an athletic scholarship to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mel Blount Ultimate NFL Career Highlights Gridiron Classics 2.02K subscribers Subscribe 38K views 3 years ago It is not often that a player is so dominant at his position that the very rules of...
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Mel Blount. Position: DB. Birthdate: April 10, 1948. College: Southern. Draft: Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round (53rd overall) of the 1970 NFL Draft. Stats Gamelogs. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Mel Blount played professional football with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1970 through 1983. A four-time all-pro cornerback, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Melvin Cornell Blount was born on April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, in Toombs County, to Alice and James Blount.