One of UMass' most popular players of the past two seasons had his dreams come true on Saturday afternoon as Rob Blanchflower was taken in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The tight end from Leominster was a fan favorite not just for his skill and football ability, but for his toughness and off-the-field personality.
Toughness, versatility made UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower an attractive target for Pittsburgh Steelers | masslive.com
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