Eric Blount (born September 22, 1970) is a former all-star running back in the Canadian Football League and National Football League.[1]

Eric Blount
Born: (1970-09-22) September 22, 1970 (age 49)
Ayden, North Carolina
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)RB
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight192 lb (87 kg)
CollegeNorth Carolina
NFL draft1992 / Round: 8 / Pick: 220
Drafted byPhoenix Cardinals
Career history
As player
1992–1993Phoenix Cardinals
19941997Edmonton Eskimos
1998Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1999Toronto Argonauts
1999Montreal Alouettes
20012002Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1998
CFL East All-Star1998
Career stats

A North Carolina Tar Heel in college, Blount was drafted by and played two seasons with the Phoenix Cardinals. He primarily returned kicks in the NFL. In 1994, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos and rushed for 1091 yards that season.[2] After two more years with the Esks he starred with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1998,[3] being named an all-star; he led the league in total yards (3816, 2nd best in CFL history),[4] punt return yards (1051),[5] kickoff return yards (1695, a CFL record at the time),[6] rushed for 599 yards, and added 339 more yards on 45 caught passes. He also played 4 regular season games with the Toronto Argonauts and 3 regular season games with the Montreal Alouettes, both in 1999.[7][8]

On September 15, 1995, against Winnipeg at Edmonton, Blount scored 5 touchdowns, a team record and one short of the CFL record.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eric Blount statistics". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
  2. ^ 2011 Edmonton Eskimos Media Guide
  3. ^ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived April 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ CFLAPEDIA : Records Archived May 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Final 1998 Canadian Football League Individual Statistics
  6. ^ Final 1998 Canadian Football League Individual Statistics
  7. ^ 2009 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide
  8. ^ Montreal Alouettes All Time Roster
  9. ^ Canadian Football League Records - CFL Pages on Rauzulu's Street