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Mel Blount

Melvin Cornell Blount

Position: DB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 205 lbs.

Born: April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, GA
High School: Lyons
College: Southern   (school history)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round (53rd overall) of the 1970 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 101 (107th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1989

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 5:25PM
All-Time Rank: #130. Bruce Matthews… #131. Art Donovan… #132. Chris Hanburger… #133. MEL BLOUNT… #134. Gino Marchetti… #135. Daryle Lamonica… #136. Jason Taylor… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1970 22 PIT KR/LCB 47 14 10 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
1971 23 PIT RCB 47 14 10 2 16 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
1972 24 PIT RCB 47 14 13 3 75 0 34 0 0 0 2 35 1 11
1973 25 PIT RCB 47 14 14 4 82 0 24 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
1974 26 PIT RCB 47 13 13 2 74 1 52 0 0 0 3 5 0 7
1975*+ 27 PIT RCB 47 14 14 11 121 0 47 0 0 1 0 0 0 17
1976* 28 PIT RCB 47 14 14 6 75 0 28 0 0 1 1 0 0 13
1977 29 PIT RCB 47 14 13 6 65 0 37 0 0 0 1 15 0 6
1978* 30 PIT RCB 47 16 15 4 55 0 35 0 12
1979* 31 PIT RCB 47 16 16 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 15 0 13
1980 32 PIT RCB 47 16 16 4 28 0 17 0 0 0 1 32 0 7
1981*+ 33 PIT RCB 47 16 16 6 106 1 50 0 16
1982 34 PIT RCB 47 9 9 1 2 0 2 0 7
1983 35 PIT RCB 47 16 16 4 32 0 21 0 0 0 1 3 1 8
Career 200 189 57 736 2 52 0 0 3 13 105 2 134

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1970 22 PIT KR/LCB 47 14 10 1 52 0 52 52.0 18 535 0 91 29.7 587
1971 23 PIT RCB 47 14 10 4 76 0 35 19.0 76
1974 26 PIT RCB 47 13 13 5 152 0 60 30.4 152
1975*+ 27 PIT RCB 47 14 14 8 139 0 23 17.4 139
1980 32 PIT RCB 47 16 16 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Career 200 189 1 52 0 52 52.0 36 911 0 91 25.3 963

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1972 24 PIT RCB 47 14 13 1 1 6
1974 26 PIT RCB 47 13 13 1 1 6
1981*+ 33 PIT RCB 47 16 16 1 1 6
1983 35 PIT RCB 47 16 16 1 1 6
Career 200 189 2 2 4 24
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Dick Felt, Tommy Morrow, Kerry Rhodes, Lawyer Milloy, Bubba McDowell, Vestee Jackson, Russell Gary, Billy Stacy, Chris McAlister, Dicky Moegle
4 Chris McAlister, Dick Felt, Roynell Young, Kerry Rhodes, Fred Smoot, Bubba McDowell, Chris Gamble, Nick Collins, Aaron Glenn, Jerry Stovall
5 Chris McAlister, Richie Petitbon, Aeneas Williams*, Lester Hayes, Lawyer Milloy, Aaron Glenn, Mike Reinfeldt, Bobby Boyd, Darrell Green*, Jerry Stovall
6 Chris McAlister, Aeneas Williams*, Louis Wright, Erich Barnes, Jerry Norton, Bobby Boyd, Miller Farr, Cornell Green, Dave Grayson, Rick Volk
7 Chris McAlister, Miller Farr, Hanford Dixon, Louis Wright, Aeneas Williams*, Lester Hayes, Erich Barnes, Darren Sharper, Bobby Boyd, Cornell Green
8 Chris McAlister, Hanford Dixon, Louis Wright, Bobby Boyd, Everson Walls, Cliff Harris, Erich Barnes, Richie Petitbon, Aeneas Williams*, Ronde Barber
9 Aeneas Williams*, Eric Allen, Cliff Harris, Richie Petitbon, Cornell Green, Louis Wright, Erich Barnes, Darrell Green*, Abe Woodson, Chris McAlister
10 Eric Allen, Willie Brown*, Louis Wright, Cliff Harris, Cornell Green, Richie Petitbon, Johnny Robinson, Aeneas Williams*, Everson Walls, Jake Scott
11 Eddie Meador, Eric Allen, Jimmy Patton, Brian Dawkins, Paul Krause*, Mel Renfro*, Erich Barnes, Willie Brown*, Aeneas Williams*, Roger Wehrli*
12 Willie Brown*, Eric Allen, Mel Renfro*, Brian Dawkins, Jimmy Patton, Ronde Barber, Night Train Lane*, Ronnie Lott*, Eddie Meador, Cornell Green
13 Mel Renfro*, Willie Brown*, Brian Dawkins, Eric Allen, Cornell Green, Charles Woodson, Ronde Barber, Darren Sharper, Ronnie Lott*, Jimmy Johnson*
14 Willie Brown*, Mel Renfro*, Brian Dawkins, Eric Allen, Ronnie Lott*, Jimmy Johnson*, Darren Sharper, Darrell Green*, Cornell Green, Ronde Barber
Career Willie Brown*, Ronde Barber, Mel Renfro*, Aeneas Williams*, Ronnie Lott*, Herb Adderley*, Jimmy Johnson*, Mike Haynes*, Eric Allen, Deion Sanders*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams