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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 (109th 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 Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #39. Arnie Weinmeister… #40. Willie Davis… #41. Mike Singletary… #42. MEL BLOUNT… #43. Joe Greene… #44. Buck Buchanan… #45. Larry Wilson… 

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
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

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
1972 24 PIT RCB 2 2
1973 25 PIT RCB 1 1
1974 ❍ 26 PIT RCB 3 3 1 10 0 10 0
1975 ❍ 27 PIT RCB 3 3 1 20 0 20 0
1976* 28 PIT RCB 2 2
1978 ❍ 30 PIT RCB 3 3 2 29 0 16 0
1979 ❍ 31 PIT RCB 3 3 0 0 1 5 0
1982 34 PIT RCB 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
1983 35 PIT RCB 1 1
Career 19 19 4 59 0 20 0 0 0 2 5 0

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
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

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1974 ❍ 26 PIT RCB 1 1 2 56 0 42 28.0 56
1975 ❍ 27 PIT RCB 1 1 3 64 0 27 21.3 64
1976* 28 PIT RCB 1 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Career 19 19 6 136 0 42 22.7 136

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

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