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Kory Blackwell
#24 | Defensive Back | Outlaws Roster

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Through 2001 Regular Season
Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
Regular 22 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Position: DB
College - Massachusetts
Height - 5'11
Weight - 175 lbs.
Born: August 3, 1972
Last Club: Oakland Raiders (NFL)
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
XFL P.A.S.S.: No. 21 overall pick by the Las Vegas Outlaws – 2000
NFL Draft: FA – ’97 – New York Giants

Professional Career
2001: Signed as a free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars... 2000: Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders…Released during preseason … 1999: Selected by Cleveland Browns in the expansion draft in 1999…Spent 1999 season with the Browns as a backup cornerback and special teams player … 1998: (With N.Y. Giants) Played in five regular season games, mostly on special teams and as a reserve cornerback...Made first NFL appearance vs. Washington (9-6) and recorded two special teams tackles...Inactive Weeks 2-5...Played on special teams and received first action in secondary vs. Atlanta (10-11)...Recorded one pass defensed vs. Falcons...Played special teams and recorded one tackle vs. Arizona (10-18)...Inactive Weeks 8-9...Played on special teams vs. Green Bay (11-15)...Inactive Weeks 11-15...Played on special teams at Philadelphia (12-27) … 1997: Had two tackles for the Giants in the preseason before being waived in training camp...Was re-signed to the practice squad where he spent the first five games before being waived...Was re-signed to the practice squad before the last game of the season at Dallas (12-21) and was signed to the 53-man roster before the postseason game vs. Minnesota (12-27) but was inactive for the game.

College Highlights
Led team with 13 passes defended as a senior...Also recorded 38 tackles (30 solo)...Returned 11 kickoffs for 221 yards (21.1 average)...Returned nine punts including a 67-yarder for a touchdown...Finished collegiate career ranked sixth on UMass all-time pass defended list ... Co-captain 1997 ... All-Conference 1997 ... College leader in pass deflections ... Attended Nassau Community College 1992/93 ... Junior College All-American in 1993.

Attended Stevenson High School in Queens, New York where he still lives ... Named to the Daily News All-City high school team ... Lettered in football and track at High School ... Majored in English ... Proficient in sign language ...Aims to work with children after football ... Worked as children’s counselor in off-season and has participated in urban renewal/churches improvements in Harlem, New York ... Married to Sonja with son Karon Andre ... Hobbies include boxing ... Once made a TV commercial when he was nine with Dallas Cowboys running back Hershel Walker ... Would like to meet Walker again “to see his face when he finds out I’m a professional footballer too!”

Criner’s Critique
“A polished and solid corner and has great cover ability. His speed, athleticism and instincts will be beneficial for him this season.”

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