Players

Dante Blackmon
CB #37
Height:
5-11
Weight:
180
Age:
23
College:
Kennesaw State
Hometown:
Covington, GA
Experience:
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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2017.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 45 games (31 starts) between Kennesaw State and Appalachian State and recorded 77 tackles (59 solo), nine interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
  • Blackmon is the first player from Kennesaw State to sign with an NFL team.
  • Started in all 11 games and registered 19 tackles (16 solo), 13 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in 2016. He led the Kennesaw State with six interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and contributed with one punt return for eight yards. His interception total ranked second in the FCS.
  • Was a 2016 First Team All-Big South selection.
  • Registered three interceptions against Duquesne, becoming the 10th player in Big South history to accomplish the feat. He earned Big South and National Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
  • Started all 11 games during the Owls’ inaugural season and ranked eighth on the team with 31 tackles (23 solo). Also contributed with two interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • Attended Appalachian State prior to transferring to Kennesaw State.
  • Appeared in 12 games (three starts) for the Mountaineers in 2014 in finished with 12 tackles (nine solo) and one interception.
  • Competed in 11 games (six starts) in 2013 and posted 15 tackles (11 solo), one interception and two passes defensed.
  • Redshirted during the 2012 season.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Eastside High School in Covington, Ga. where he was named an all-region first-team choice on both offense and defense as a senior.
  • Was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.
  • As a senior, garnered all-area recognition after tallying 31 tackles, five interceptions and nine passes defensed in addition to 44 receptions for 636 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Participated in the 2011 Georgia High School Senior All-Star Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
  • A native of Covington, Ga.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2017.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 45 games (31 starts) between Kennesaw State and Appalachian State and recorded 77 tackles (59 solo), nine interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
  • Blackmon is the first player from Kennesaw State to sign with an NFL team.
  • Started in all 11 games and registered 19 tackles (16 solo), 13 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in 2016. He led the Kennesaw State with six interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and contributed with one punt return for eight yards. His interception total ranked second in the FCS.
  • Was a 2016 First Team All-Big South selection.
  • Registered three interceptions against Duquesne, becoming the 10th player in Big South history to accomplish the feat. He earned Big South and National Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
  • Started all 11 games during the Owls’ inaugural season and ranked eighth on the team with 31 tackles (23 solo). Also contributed with two interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • Attended Appalachian State prior to transferring to Kennesaw State.
  • Appeared in 12 games (three starts) for the Mountaineers in 2014 in finished with 12 tackles (nine solo) and one interception.
  • Competed in 11 games (six starts) in 2013 and posted 15 tackles (11 solo), one interception and two passes defensed.
  • Redshirted during the 2012 season.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Eastside High School in Covington, Ga. where he was named an all-region first-team choice on both offense and defense as a senior.
  • Was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.
  • As a senior, garnered all-area recognition after tallying 31 tackles, five interceptions and nine passes defensed in addition to 44 receptions for 636 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Participated in the 2011 Georgia High School Senior All-Star Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
  • A native of Covington, Ga.