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Florida A&M Football BIO
47 Akil Blount

2014: Blount became the undisputed leader of the Rattler Defense in 2014, finishing with the club lead in tackles with 72 (42 solos), to go with seven (7) tackles for 22 yards in losses, plus 1.5 quarterback sacks, and interception, three (3) pass breakups and one blocked field goal. He recorded a season-high 12 takedowns (9 solos) against Savannah State (10-11-14), followed by 10 tackles (5 solos) the next week against Howard University (10-18-14). He had one pass interception, for a seven-yard return against Bethune-Cookman (11-22-14), and had a blocked field goal in Week 11 at Delaware State (11-15-14).


2013: Blount moved into a starting role at inside linebacker in 2013, ranking fourth on the tackle charts with 51 tackles (32 solos), 8.0 tackles for loss (26 yards) and 1.5 sacks, with one interception, three pass breakups and one blocked kick…. He had a season-high eight (8) tackles against Morgan State (10-5-13), and six (6) tackles each against Ohio State (9-21-13) and South Carolina State (11-9-13)…


2012:  Blount saw action in eight game last season mostly on special team.  He finished last season with nine tackles (4 UA, 5 Asst) and one forced fumble.  He recorded a two-tackle performance against Howard (10-6-12), Savannah State (10-13-12) and North Carolina A&T (11-3-12).


High School:  Blount was a three-sport athlete at Linsly High School in Wheeling, W Va., as he lettered in football, basketball and track and field.

He finished his senior season with 30 sacks as he reaped First Team All-Conference honors in football.  He also was tabbed the W Va., Football Player of the Week, the team Most Valuable Player and was the team’s captain.    Also a basketball player, Blount averaged 24 points a game as he earned First Team All-Conference honors.

In his junior season, Blount earned First Team All-Conference honors in both football and basketball.  Also, he led his AAU team to a No. 25 final ranking,

Blount recalls his best high school performance was against Gilmour Academy  as he recorded five sacks, one pass break up, once forced fumble and one fumble recovery.  Against Wheeling Central, Blount recorded one punt return for 67 yards, two TD receptions to go along with 200 yards receiving.

In basketball, Blount scored a career high 40 points against Bishop Donahue and recorded a 38 point, 20 rebounds, and four assists against Trinity.

Personal:  Akil Blount was born on July 2,  1994 to Mel and TiAnda Blount in Pittsburgh, Pa.  He has two siblings Jibri and Khalid…. Father Mel Blount is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, honored as a defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 243
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Experience: 3 Letters