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Jon Blackman
#74 | Offensive Tackle | Outlaws Roster

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Position: OT
College - Purdue
Height - 6'6
Weight - 290 lbs.
Born: October 8, 1975
Last Club: Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
XFL P.A.S.S.: Supplemental draft - Las Vegas Outlaws – 2000
NFL Draft: FA – 1998 – Detroit Lions

Professional Career
1999: Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles…Released during training camp … 1998: DNP in final four games after being signed to active roster...Spent weeks 2-12 on practice squad… Signed to active roster from practice squad on December 1, 1998...Originally signed as FA by Detroit on April 27, 1998...Waived on August 4, 1998...Signed by Colts to practice squad on September 7, 1998.

College Highlights
1997: Returned in 1997 to record a solid senior season (10 starts) after sitting out 1996 campaign…Caught 11 balls for 168 yards, including three passes for career-high 109 yards vs. Wisconsin … 1996: DNP due to injury … 1995: Career-high 16 receptions for 165 yards as a sophomore.

Two-year starter at Yorkville (Ill.) High School…Named Most Valuable Player in Little Seven Conference as a senior in 1992 and to Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune’s all-state team…Caught 34 passes for 432 yards and three touchdowns, and made 89 tackles as a defensive end in 1992… Led Yorkville’s basketball team in scoring and rebounding his last three prep seasons, in addition to running the 100 and 200 meters in track and field.

Criner’s Critique
“By adding Jon Blackman to our offensive line, we addressed our No. 1 need … He is an outstanding, experienced tackle with an excellent chance to compete for a starting position on our team … He and OT Lonnie Palelei played together at Philadelphia and know what it takes to succeed.”

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