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    Harold Blackmon
    Harold Blackmon

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Leo

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 205

    Position:
    Defensive Back

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    1999: Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and the media ... Started all 11 games at cornerback ... Tied for second in the Big Ten with a school-record 17 pass breakups ... Set career PBU record (26) ... Recorded 48 tackles, including two for loss ... Two interceptions, including one for a 75-yard TD against Indiana ... Recovered a fumble against Minnesota ... Recipient of the Marcel Price Award, given for enthusiasm and dedication to the NU football program ... Earned championship performance recognition six times, defensive player of the week twice and big playmaker of the week twice.

    1998: Started all 12 games at cornerback ... Finished eighth on the team in tackles with 37 stops (22 solo) ... Intercepted two passes for 20 yards (vs. Purdue, at Penn State) ... Led the team in pass break-ups with seven ... Forced three fumbles.

    1997: Collected 27 tackles, including 21 solo stops ... Also recorded two PBUs, one interception and one forced fumble ... Interception came at Illinois ... Played in all 12 games and started in six contests.

    1996: Did not see any game action ... Named rookie champion for Ohio and Michigan games.

    High School: Bluechip Illustrated All-American and All-Midwest Region honoree ... Earned first-team All-Catholic League honors as a senior and was a second-team pick as a junior ... 1995 preseason all-city and all-state pick ... Named Leo's team MVP as a senior and offensive MVP as a junior... High school coach was Mike Holmes ... Member of 4 x 100 state track champion team ... Member of the honor roll all four years.

    Personal: Born Harold Gene Blackmon on 5/20/78 ... Son of Flora Gardner and Harold Blackmon. ... Psychological services major.

    Blackmon's Career Stats

    DEFENSE

    Year GP ST AT TT TFL INT PBU FF FR SAK
    1997 12 6 6 27 0/0 1/0 2 1 0 0/0
    1998 12 12 15 37 0/0 2/10 7 3 0 0/0
    1999 11 11 17 48 3/5 2/75 17 1 1 0/0
    TOTALS 35 29 38 112 3/5 5/85 26 5 1 0/0

    PUNT RETURNS

    Year RET YDS AVG TD LNG
    1999 1 11 11.0 0 11

    The Blackmon File
    Q. The book I've been reading: Asylums
    Q. If I could do it over: I would play harder from the start.
    Q. Most humbling experience: playing cornerback.