PRO (28-0/0-0): Antwon Blake was claimed by the Steelers off waivers (Jacksonville Jaguars) on September 2, 2013…released by the Jaguars on September 1, 2013…originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2012.
2013 (12-0): Antwon Blake has seen action on special teams in 12 games this season…inactive for two games 9/8 vs. Tennessee and 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London)…recorded a season-high three special teams tackles 11/3 at New England, two special teams tackles 10/27 at Oakland, 11/17 vs. Detroit and 11/28 at Baltimore, and one special teams tackle 11/10 vs. Buffalo and 12/15 vs. Cincinnati.
2012 (16-0): Antwon Blake was one of four rookies on the team to play in all 16 games…saw action mainly on special teams, where he led the team with 13 tackles, including five in his first three games…9/9 at Minnesota: Made his NFL debut…recorded two special teams tackles…9/16 vs. Houston: Recorded two special teams stops…9/30 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action on special teams and on defense…10/21 at Oakland: Recovered a Jaguars’ onside kick in the second quarter…added one special teams tackle…10/28 at Green Bay: Had one special teams tackle…11/8 vs. Indiana: Had one special teams tackle…11/18 at Houston: Had one special teams tackle…11/25 vs. Tennessee: Recorded one special teams stop…12/2 at Buffalo: Recovered a muffed punt on special teams that led to a Jaguars’ touchdown…12/23 vs. New England: Made two special teams tackles.
COLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman and two year starter at cornerback…saw action in 42 career games with 25 starts…recorded 137 tackles and 22 pass breakups…majored in multidisciplinary studies. 2011: Started all 12 games…recorded 46 tackles, seven pass breakups and two blocked kicks. 2010: Started all 12 games…finished with a career-high 60 tackles, two forced fumbles, two TFLs and a team-high 11 pass breakups. 2009: Played in eight games, missing four due to an ankle injury…also started one contest…recorded 20 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup. 2008: Saw action in 10 games…recorded 11 tackles and three pass breakups.
PERSONAL: Antwon Blake attended Thurgood Marshall High School (Missouri City, Texas)…was a two-year starter…finished with 53 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior…was a three-year letterman in track and field…competed in the 100, 200 and 400-meter races and was a member of the 4x100 relay team…son of Stephanie Blake…Full name: Antwon Valentino Blake.
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