JUSTIN CARL BLACKMON (born January 9, 1990) is an American football
wide receiver for the
* 1 Early years
* 1.1 Recruiting
* 2 College career
* 2.1 College statistics
* 3 Professional career
* 3.2.1 2012 season * 3.2.2 2013 season and suspension * 3.2.3 2014 * 3.2.4 2015-2016
* 4 Career statistics * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Blackmon was born in
Blackmon also lettered once in track & field . At the 2008 Oklahoma State T"> Blackmon in 2011
Blackmon finished the 2011 regular season with 121 catches for 1,522
yards and 18 touchdowns. He led the Big 12 in receiving and ranked
second nationally in both receptions per game and total receptions.
His 15 touchdown catches led the league and represented the
third-highest total in the nation. Following his 2010 sophomore
season, he was recognized as a unanimous first-team
Despite the extreme defensive game plans geared specifically at
stopping him, he emerged as the Biletnikoff Award winner as the
nation's top receiver for the second consecutive season; former Texas
Blackmon announced at the 2012 Fiesta Bowl that he would declare for the NFL draft that year. He caught 8 passes for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game. He was also named the 2012 Fiesta Bowl offensive MVP.
YEAR TEAM GP REC YARDS TDS
2009 Oklahoma State 13 20 260 2
2010 Oklahoma State 12 111 1,782 20
2011 Oklahoma State 13 122 1,522 18
College Totals 38 253 3,564 40
2012 NFL DRAFT
Blackmon decided not to participate in any workouts at the NFL
Combine, but he managed to erase questions about his long speed at the
Oklahoma State Pro Day. He was considered the best wide receiver in
2012 NFL Draft
Pre-draft measurables HT WT ARM LENGTH HAND SIZE 40‑YD DASH 10-YD SPLIT 20-YD SPLIT 20‑SS 3‑CONE VERT JUMP BROAD BP
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 32 1⁄2 in (0.83 m) 9 1⁄4 in (0.23 m) 4.46 s 1.53 s 2.60 s 4.38 s 7.13 s 35 in (0.89 m) 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m) 14 reps
All values from Oklahoma State Pro Day.
Blackmon was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of
alcohol by a Payne County sheriff\'s deputy in
Blackmon scored his first career touchdown on November 4, 2012
against the Detroit Lions . On November 18, in a game against the
Houston Texans , Blackmon had seven receptions for 236 yards. The 236
yards were third-most for an NFL rookie, the most since
Jerry Rice as
well as the second-most in a game in franchise history, trailing only
291 yards by Jimmy Smith in a September 2000 game at the Baltimore
Ravens . Blackmon combined with
2013 Season And Suspension
On April 20, 2013, Blackmon received a four-game suspension by the
NFL for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.
In July, he underwent groin surgery. The Jaguars placed him on the
PUP list in which he missed training camp and the start of the
preseason. Blackmon returned to the active roster and practiced on
August 12, however he missed the first four games of the regular
season due to his suspension. In his first game back, he caught 5
passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. In his next game, against the
On November 1, during the Jaguars' bye week, he was suspended indefinitely without pay for again violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He would have been eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the 2014 season.
However, on May 2, 2014, Jaguars general manager David Caldwell
announced that it was unlikely that Blackmon would join the team for
the 2014 season. Blackmon was arrested following a traffic stop on
July 23, 2014 in
On October 1, 2014, Jaguars coach
On May 10, 2015, Blackmon was reportedly denied reinstatement by the NFL, effectively ending his 2015 season.
On September 1, 2015, it was revealed that Blackmon was added to the
On December 19, 2015, Blackmon was arrested for DUI in his hometown of Ardmore, Oklahoma. He pleaded guilty to DUI, and in August 2016 was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended pending the completion of one year of probation. He was also fined $1,000 and ordered to undergo 100 hours of community service. If he ever decided to play again, he would have to go through a two-month vetting process after applying for reinstatement. Despite having not played a meaningful down for the Jaguars in more than three years, as of the 2016 season, he remained on the roster, and the Jaguars had no intention of cutting him.
SEASON TEAM GAMES RECEIVING RUSHING FUMBLES
GP GS REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2012 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 16 14 64 865 13.5 81T 5 2 23 11.5 12 0 1 0
2013 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 4 4 29 415 14.3 67T 1 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 -- --
TOTAL 20 18 93 1,280 13.8 81 6 3 22 7.3 12 0 1 0
* ^ A B "NFL Draft - 2013 WR Draft Prospects". CBSSports.com.
Retrieved October 20, 2010.
* ^ A B "Jaguars trade up, select Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
with 5th pick in NFL draft".
The Washington Post