Athletic defensive lineman with great football instincts ? Will compete for playing time along the defensive line ? Has played in 14 career games, starting four times.
2001: Saw action in seven games at defensive tackle, earning four starts ? Totaled 16 tackles on the season, including 12 solo stops ? Missed the final four games of the year due to a sprained left shoulder ? Had a season-high four tackles and a pass breakup against William & Mary ? Made three solo tackles against New Hampshire ? Recorded two tackles and a quarterback hurry in victory over James Madison ? Also had two tackles in games against Hofstra, Delaware and Marshall.
2000: Played in two games ? Saw his first action of the season against Maine on special teams ? Played on special teams and defense against Villanova, recording two tackles.
1999: Backup to Aaron Parker at defensive tackle ? Played in five games on the season, against Toledo, Northeastern, Rhode Island, Richmond and Connecticut ? Had six tackles on the year ? Totaled three tackles against Connecticut ? Recorded two tackles in the victory at Richmond ? Made one assisted tackle at Toledo in the first game of his collegiate career ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the spring semester.
Before UMass: Played for Keith Britton at Cherry Hill West High School ? Saw action on both sides of the ball during his high school career ? Recorded 83 total tackles (43 solo) with 12 sacks, 20 quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles as a senior ? Also recorded 43 ?pancake? blocks during his senior campaign on the offensive line ? First team All-Conference choice at offensive and defensive line as a senior ? Second team All-Group defensive lineman during his senior campaign ? Team captain during senior season ? Participated in the Jersey South Shore All-Star Game after his senior season, recording two sacks in the contest ? Earned All-Conference honors in track during his junior year.
Personal: Full name is Khalil Rasul Blakey ? Son of Helen Blakey? Born November 30, 1979, in Camden, N.J. ? Majoring in Sport Management.
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