The Info List - Justin Blackmon

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JUSTIN CARL BLACKMON (born January 9, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State , where he was twice recognized as a consensus All-American . He was drafted by the Jaguars fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft
2012 NFL Draft
. After playing a full rookie season with the Jaguars, he was suspended for the first four games of 2013 for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was suspended indefinitely for another violation in November 2013, and has not played a game since.


* 1 Early years

* 1.1 Recruiting

* 2 College career

* 2.1 College statistics

* 3 Professional career

* 3.1 2012 NFL Draft
2012 NFL Draft

* 3.2 Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars

* 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 Oceanside, California
Oceanside, California
. He attended Plainview High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ardmore, Oklahoma
, where he was a four-sport star in football, basketball, baseball and track. In football , he earned SuperPrep All-America honors as a senior after receiving 61 passes for 1,547 yards with 14 touchdowns , rushing for 152 rushing yards with two scores and returning four interceptions for touchdowns, leading his team to a 12-1 mark. In basketball , he was the conference MVP as a junior.

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 All-American . 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 Tech receiver Michael Crabtree
Michael Crabtree
is the only other player to win the Biletnikoff Award twice.

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.




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




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 the 2012 NFL Draft
2012 NFL Draft
, and was predicted to go early in the first round. He has been compared to Anquan Boldin
Anquan Boldin
and Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens
. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
with the fifth pick in the first round of the draft. Jacksonville traded up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to draft him, exchanging their number seven selection and a fourth round pick for Tampa Bay's spot. Blackmon was the highest selected Oklahoma State Cowboy since Barry Sanders in 1989 .


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.


2012 Season

Blackmon was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol by a Payne County sheriff\'s deputy in Stillwater, Oklahoma
Stillwater, Oklahoma
on June 3, 2012, and was released later that day.

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 Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson
(273 yards on 14 receptions) to have the most receiving yards in a game by two players on different teams. Blackmon finished his 2012 season with 64 receptions and 865 yards receiving, both of which led all NFL rookies. Blackmon also led all rookie receivers in first downs. His 81-yard touchdown reception against Houston was the longest pass completion to any rookie.

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 Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
, he recorded 14 catches for 190 yards.

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 Edmond, Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
for possession of marijuana.

On October 1, 2014, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley
Gus Bradley
said Blackmon had voluntarily checked into a 90-day program at an undisclosed location. He also said Blackmon had completed nearly half of his commitment, was doing very well and learning a lot.


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 Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Argonauts
' "confidential" negotiating list in August. However, because of his suspension, NFL stepped in and disallowed it.

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.




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


* List of NCAA major college football yearly receiving leaders


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The Washington Post
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Tulsa World
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The Oklahoman
. Retrieved 12 December 2010. * ^ A B 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 12 (2011). Retrieved June 30, 2012. * ^ "Blackmon Wins Biletnikoff Award". okstate.com. Retrieved April 14, 2011. * ^ "Blackmon Earns Unanimous All-America Status". okstate.com. Retrieved December 22, 2011. * ^ NFL.com news: Blackmon: \'Time to go,\' apply for entry into 2012 NFL Draft * ^ Luck who? Blackmon steals the spotlight * ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/justin-blackmon-1.html * ^ Thomas, Jim (March 10, 2012). "Blackmon impresses in 40-yard dash at pro day". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. * ^ Banks, Don (March 23, 2012). "2012 NFL Mock Draft has Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin going in first two picks". SI.com. * ^ Bunting, Wes (March 10, 2012). "Is Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon now a top 5 pick?". National Football Post. * ^ "Jaguars, Texans put up big numbers on Sunday". actionnewsjax.com. November 18, 2012. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2012. * ^ Kuharsky, Paul (November 18, 2012). "Wrap-up: Texans 43, Jaguars 37 (OT)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 19, 2012. * ^ "Blackmon suspension "disappointing," Caldwell says". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 30 April 2013. * ^ " Justin Blackmon
Justin Blackmon
- Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
- 2013 Player Profile". Rotoworld.com. Retrieved 11 November 2013. * ^ "Jaguars\' Justin Blackmon
Justin Blackmon
suspended, will miss season". NFL.com. Retrieved 11 November 2013. * ^ Wesseling, Chris (July 24, 2014). " Justin Blackmon
Justin Blackmon
arrested for marijuana possession". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26. * ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11624949/jacksonville-jaguars-say-suspended-justin-blackmon-treatment-doing-well * ^ http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/report-justin-blackmon-denied-reinstatement-by-nfl/ar-BBjyHzc?ocid=iehp * ^ " Justin Blackmon
Justin Blackmon
arrested in Oklahoma, charged with DUI". ESPN. December 21, 2015. * ^ "Ex-Jags WR Justin Blackmon
Justin Blackmon
gets suspended sentence in DUI case". ESPN
. 2016-08-24.