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 Directors 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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