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J.T. Blasingame
J.T.  Blasingame

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Mays

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
CB

Experience:
3L


08/04/2016

David Bailiff Media Day Press Conference Quotes

Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.

04/10/2016

Turner Named Football MVP

Football holds annual banquet.

03/12/2016

Spring Football Preview: Defense

Chris Thurmond previews the Owls defense

06/02/2015

Lyons and Reue Lead Phil Steele's All C-USA Owls

Eight Owls honored on preseason list

12/24/2014

OWLoha! Rice Defeats Fresno State in Hawai'i Bowl 30-6

Jackson Throws Three TDs To Earn Team MVP Honors

11/21/2015

UTSA 34, Rice 24

Rice fell to 4-7 with the loss to the Roadrunenrs

12/24/2014

2014 Hawai'i Bowl

Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl

11/08/2014

Rice Football vs UTSA

Photos from the Rice Owls' 17-7 C-USA victory over UTSA on Nov. 8, 2014.

08/05/2014

2014 Fall Camp Day One

Rice opened its 2014 Football training camp on August 4.

03/24/2014

First Spring Scrimmage

First Scrimmage of 2014 Spring Football

Rice
Leader of the Owls cornerback corps.

2015
Made a career-high five starts and established career-bests with 29 tackles and four pass breakups in nine games... Credited with a career-high six stops vs. Southern Miss in his return to action... Credited with four tackles in the opener vs. Wagner... Preseason All C-USA fourth team by Phil Steele.

2014
Preseason All C-USA fourth team by Phil Steele... Picked off his first career pass in the Hawai'i Bowl in addition to setting a career high with four unassisted tackles and matching his career-high in tackles (5)... Returned to action as the starter at the Dime corner over the later half of the season after missing the start of the year with an injury.. Posted his first five-tackle game vs. UTEP.

2013
Redshirted but was twice named Scout Team Player of the Week.

2012
One of eight true freshmen to play for the Owls... Saw action in 12 of 13 games... Early action was primarily on special teams, but stepped into the cornerback rotation when injuries created playing opportunities and also chipped in on kickoff returns late in the year... Had a pair of tackles at corner and added a third on punt coverage... Picked up both his tackles at corner vs. SMU... In addition to a punt coverage tackle at Memphis, recovered a Tulane fumble on a kickoff return to set up a Rice touchdown... Gave the Owls an early spark vs. Southern Miss with a 40-yard return on opening kickoff and then answered a Golden Eagle field goal with a 46-yard return to give Rice a short field that resulted in a touchdown... Named a finalist in the Southern Region for a National High School Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation... Teammate Alex Lyons was the region's winner.

Mays High School
Two-time, All-Metro and All-Region 6 AAAA selection for coach Dominic Calloway at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta... Three-year starter for the Raiders... Credited with 174 tackles, eight interceptions and 35 pass breakups in his career... Team captain as a senior... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution "Georgia's Top 125"... Elected "Mr. Mays" as part of Homecoming as a senior... Play it Smart Student-Athlete of the Month for September, 2011... Runs track and led his 4x100 relay to a 4th place finish at the state championship ... Member of 1500+ SAT Club at Mays... Also active in his community... Helped organize and ship textbooks for children in Africa; distributed items to the homeless at Christmas; donated supplies to after-school programs; volunteered at soup kitchens; conducted arts and crafts activities with the Atlanta Union Mission; and donated and wrapped gifts for children in transitional housing... Named a finalist in the South region for the National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete Award, along with fellow Owl Alex Lyons.

Personal
Full Name: John Thomas Blasingame IV ... Born: July 27, 1993 at Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents: Dr. John Thomas and Katrina Blasingame (one brother; two sisters)... Rice college: Brown... Rice major: Kinesiology.

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