Mel Blount

Cornerback

Mel Blount

14 seasons
57 interceptions
13 fumble recoveries
4 All-Pro selections
5 Pro Bowls

14

seasons

57

interceptions

13

fumble recoveries

4

All-Pro selections

5

Pro Bowls
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"Cornerback was a challenging position to play, but I felt there was nobody I couldn’t cover. But there’s one thing for sure – you had to have nerves of steel to play cornerback.”

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(Southern University)...6'3'', 205...Melvin Cornell Blount  ...  Third-round draft pick, 1970 ... Prototype cornerback of his era with superior speed, strength, intelligence  ...  All-Pro four years  ...  NFL Defensive MVP, 1975  ...  Five Pro Bowls, 200 of 201 regular-season games  ...  Career totals: 57 interceptions, 736 yards, 13 opponents' fumble recoveries  ...  Started in four Super Bowl victories ... Had key interception in Super Bowl IX  ...  Born April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, Georgia.