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Matt Blair

Matthew Albert Blair

Position: LB
Height: 6-5    Weight: 232 lbs.

Born: September 20, 1950 in Hilo, HI
High School: Colonel White
College: Iowa St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2nd round (51st overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 72 (521st overall since 1950)
6-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated May 30, 2016 3:25PM
All-Time Rank: #751. Al Harris… #752. Chris Chambers… #753. Wayne Martin… #754. MATT BLAIR… #755. Pat Williams… #756. Bill Romanowski… #757. Tom DeLeone… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1974 24 MIN llb 59 14 6 1 -3 0 -3 0 0 0 1 13 0 4
1975 25 MIN 59 14 0 1 18 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
1976 26 MIN LLB 59 14 13 2 25 0 20 0 0 0 5 8 0 10
1977* 27 MIN LLB 59 14 13 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 9
1978* 28 MIN LLB 59 16 16 3 28 0 20 0 0 0 3 49 1 10
1979* 29 MIN LLB 59 16 16 3 32 0 16 0 0 0 2 14 0 9
1980*+ 30 MIN LLB 59 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12
1981* 31 MIN LOLB 59 16 16 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 9
1982* 32 MIN LOLB 59 9 9 1.5 10
1983 33 MIN LOLB 59 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.5 8
1984 34 MIN LOLB 59 11 9 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 3
1985 35 MIN lb 59 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 1
Career 160 130 16 119 0 20 0 0 2 20 84 1 8.0 90

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1974 24 MIN LB 3
1976 26 MIN LLB 3 3 0 0 2 0 0
1977* 27 MIN LLB 2 2
1978* 28 MIN LLB 1 1
1980*+ 30 MIN LLB 1 1 0.5
1982* 32 MIN LOLB 2 2 1.0
Career 12 9 0 0 2 0 0 1.5

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1975 25 MIN 59 14 0 2 -2 0 2 -1.0 -2
1976 26 MIN LLB 59 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 8
1981* 31 MIN LOLB 59 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 160 130 2 -2 0 2 -1.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 82

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1977* 27 MIN LLB 59 14 13 1 1 6
1978* 28 MIN LLB 59 16 16 1 1 6
Career 160 130 1 1 2 12

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams