Tommy Blake
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Tommy Blake

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aransas Pass, Texas

High School:
Aransas Pass

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 252

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
01/15/1985

Experience:
3L


2007 Playboy Preseason All-American
2007 Athlon Preseason All-American
2007 NationalChamps.net Preseason All-American
2007 CBS SportsLine.com Preseason All-American
2007 ESPN.com Preseason All-American 2007 Lombardi Award Watch List
2007 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
2007 Lott Trophy Watch List
2007 State Defensive Player of the Year by Dave Campbell's Texas Football
2007 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
2007 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List

2006: A unanimous first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection... closed the season with a dominating performance in the 37-7 Poinsettia Bowl win over Northern Illinois... named the game's Defensive Most Valuable Player after recording two sacks for a minus-20 yards as part of three tackles for a loss... topped the MWC in tackles for a loss (16.5)... tied for the MWC lead with seven sacks... ranked fourth on TCU with 54 tackles... had a stop behind the line of scrimmage in all but two games... returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown on the game's second play from scrimmage at New Mexico... added 1.5 stops for a loss as part of four tackles against the Lobos... had a career-best nine tackles in consecutive weeks against BYU and Utah... recorded 2.5 TFLs, including a sack, versus the Cougars... totaled two stops for negative yards against the Utes... had a sack, forced fumble and quarterback hurry in the 12-3 win over Texas Tech... forced a fumble to go along with a fumble recovery and tackle for a loss in a 17-7 victory at Baylor... closed the regular season with two stops for negative yards against Air Force... showcased his speed by making a tackle 42 yards downfield on a run by UNLV tailback David Peeples.

2005:MWC Defensive Player of the Year by CollegeFootballNews.com... also named a Sophomore All-American by the Web site... first-team All-MWC by the league coaches and media... his 7.0 sacks were second in the league behind only teammate Chase Ortiz (9.0)... placed third in the MWC in tackles for a loss with 13.5, narrowly trailing leaders Ortiz and Steve Fifita (Utah) who had 14... had at least one tackle for a loss in the final eight games and nine of 12 contests overall... had a sack for an 8-yard loss in the EV1.net Houston Bowl win over Iowa State... recorded two sacks in a 28-14 win at Wyoming... posted a season-best eight tackles in victories over New Mexico and Air Force... had 3.5 tackles for a loss as part of seven stops against UNLV.

2004:Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman squad... was also a second-team freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com... second on TCU with 5.0 sacks and third with 6.5 tackles for a loss... his 5.0 sacks were the most for a Frog freshman defensive lineman since Aaron Schobel had 7.0 in 1997... forced a pair of fumbles and had two sacks at Texas Tech.

2003:Redshirted as a true freshman... made the conversion from tailback to defensive end.

High School:Earned Associated Press 3A all-state first-team honors at running back ... the Caller-Times All-South Texas Offensive MVP as a senior... ran for 2,013 yards and 25 touchdowns on 218 carries... earned 12 letters as a prep athlete, including three in football, four in basketball, four on the track and one in baseball... prep football coach was Guy Grover... excelled on the basketball court, earning all-region honors as a junior while helping the Panthers to the Class 3A Final Four in Austin... also was the All-South Texas MVP and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior... averaged 20 points a game.

Personal:A general studies major... mother's name is Ernestine Chisholm.


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