Honors: 2012 – Named the College Sports Madness SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 16 … Earned Named the Most Improved Linebacker at the conclusion of spring drills.
2013: Saw action in all 13 games … Was fifth on the team with 59 tackles, including a TFL and one hurry … Ranks fourth among linebackers with 443 snaps played, including a season-high 48 at Southern Miss … Collected seven stops in win over WCU and added five tackles and a TFL at UNC … Credited with four tackles against Memphis … Turned in six stops in win at FAU … Had five tackles in win at UAB and four against FIU … Registered three solo stops in home finale against UTEP … Had nine tackles against Navy in Armed Forces Bowl.
2012: Started all 12 games … Turned in a career-best 75 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs, two pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery … Had seven or more stops seven times … Was second among linebackers with 550 snaps … Tallied eight stops and a hurry vs McNeese … Registered a team-high 12 tackles in win over FAU … Shared team lead with seven stops at Memphis, including 2.0 TFLs and a fumble recovery … Had eight tackles (7 solos) in win at Georgia Tech … Added seven tackles and his first career interception (returned 21 yards) against ULM … Also had seven stops against North Texas and ASU.
2011: Saw action in all 12 games and earned six starts … Had a career-best 54 tackles to go with two hurries … Registered nine winning grades to lead all linebackers … Played 450 total snaps … Turned in seven tackles in 44 plays against GT … Earned first career start at FAU and responded with five stops and a half sack … Registered a career-best nine tackles against UL, including a TFL … Added seven stops at Tennessee and registered eight tackles in a season-high 61 snaps at ULM … Collected five tackles and a hurry against ASU … Registered six stops in loss to FIU.
2010: Played in five games with most of his action coming on special teams ... Was in on 35 total snaps during the year, including a season-high 13 against Austin Peay ... Earned four winning grades from the coaches ... Saw his first collegiate action in win over APSU.
2009: Took a redshirt year.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and the No. 43 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Selected to the North-South All-Star Game and the Dade County and Broward County All-Star Game ... Combined for more than 200 tackles and 16 sacks his junior and senior seasons ... Had 100 tackles and four sacks as a junior ... Played with Blue Raider defensive end Emmanuel Perez at Everglades High School and was coached by Josh Shapiro ... Runs a 4.5 40.
Full Name: Roderic Jerrell Blunt ... Parents: Rodney and Jackie Blunt ... Born: 5/13/90 ... Note: Father, Rodney Blunt, played running back at Clemson ... Major: Undecided.