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.
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 Melvin Cornell Blount Position: DB 6-3 , 205lb (190cm, 92kg) Born: April 10 in Vidalia, GA (Age: 74-335d) More bio, uniform, draft, salary info Hall of Fame 5x Pro Bowl 2x All-Pro 4x SB Champ HOF All-1980s Team 1975 AP Def. PoY 1975 UPI Def. PoY 47 SUMMARY Career G 200 AV 128 Int 57 Yds 736 TD 2 Mel Blount Overview Game Logs Career
Blount was part of a franchise that won four Super Bowls within a six-year span, and his talents eventually earned Blount induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is his story. Humble Roots Lead to a College Scholarship Melvin Cornell Blount was born on April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, Georgia.
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, the latest guest on "All Things Covered,"was a game-changer. The 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was so dominant that the league instituted the "Mel Blount Rule" to limit the...
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Ironically, it was Mel Blount who made one of the biggest plays of Super Bowl XIII, recording a key interception off of Staubach that led to the Steelers’ go-ahead touchdown just before halftime.
Mel Blount has spent a lifetime supporting young people. Mel started the Youth Leadership Initiative after his decades long NFL career. Mel and the foundation have intervened and intercepted the lives of at risk youth and provided the avenue for them to get another chance to succeed with their life’s goals.
Mel Blount. Website. www .mbyh .org. 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.