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87   Rob Blanchflower
Rob Blanchflower

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Leominster, Mass.

High School:
St. John's H.S. Shrewsbury

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260

Position:
TE


05/10/2014

Rob Blanchflower Selected By Pittsburgh Steelers In 2014 NFL Draft

UMass tight end taken as the 15th pick in the 7th round (230th overall pick) of the NFL Draft.

05/07/2014

UMass Football's Rob Blanchflower Prepared For NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL Draft begins Thursday, May 8 at 8 PM and runs through Saturday.

12/23/2013

Blanchflower To Play In Prestigious 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl

Fans can watch live on Jan. 25 on the NFL Network

10/29/2013

Bailey-Smith & Blanchflower Honored By College Football Performance Awards

Duo earns praise after performances against Western Michigan last Saturday.

10/16/2013

Blanchflower Named John Mackey Tight End Of The Week

Leominster, Mass., native had 98 receiving yards and game-winning touchdown against Miami (Ohio).

04/21/2013

ESPN & CBS3 Packages On Football's Boston Marathon Tributes

The UMass Football Team had special tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon Attacks on Saturday, April 20, including special jerseys dedicated to those who died. Additionally, at halftime, runners who were unable to finish the Marathon were invited to 'Cross The Finish Line' as the Minutemen and fans cheered them on.

04/14/2013

Day 8 - Minutemen Host Youth Clinic At Gillette

Check out the sights and sounds as the Minutemen held their eighth practice of the Spring at Gillette Stadium's Dana-Farber Field House. Prior to the practice, UMass held a Youth Clinic with over 130 kids in attendance.

11/16/2013

FB vs. AKRON

FB vs. AKRON Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/26/2013

FB vs. WMU

FB vs. WMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/12/2013

FB vs. MIAMI (OH)

FB vs. MIAMI (OH) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/21/2013

FB VS. VANDERBILT

FB VS. VANDERBILT Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/20/2013

FB SPRING GAME

FB SPRING GAME Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a redshirt senior in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List addition (10/15) ... John Mackey Tight End of the Week (10/16) ... Team captain ... Did not play against No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31), Maine (9/7) or Kansas State (9/14) due to injury ... Returned against Vanderbilt (9/21) and hauled in seven catches for 42 yards ... Added three grabs totaling 16 yards at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Led all receivers with 98 yards on five receptions while recording the eventual game-winning touchdown as UMass defeated Miami (Ohio), 17-10 on Oct. 12 ... His 47-yard TD grab against the RedHawks stands as the longest reception of the redshirt-senior's career and pushed Blanchflower over 1,000 career receiving yards ... Made his 25th career start at tight end against Buffalo (10/19) ... Hauled in seven passes totaling a single-game career-high 131 yards while securing one touchdown against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Passed All-American Kerry Taylor for second all-time in receiving yards by a tight end at UMass against the Broncos, ending the game with 1,138 as a Minuteman ... Missed the game against #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) due to injury ... Returned against Akron (11/16) and caught five passes for 26 yards, including a TD grab ... Became the all-time UMass leader in receiving yards by a tight end against Akron.

As a redshirt junior in 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played and started in 10 games at tight end ... Caught 43 passes for 464 yards and two touchdowns on the season, averaging 46.4 yards per game ... Hauled in five passes for 50 yards, including a 20-yard grab, at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Made five receptions for 80 yards vs. Ohio (9/29) ... Did not play at Western Michigan (10/6) due to injury ... Helped UMass to its first win as an FBS program with six receptions totaling 64 yards at Akron (11/10) ... Produced 44 yards and a touchdown on four grabs against Buffalo (11/17) ... Had 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown against Central Michigan (11/23), earning him UMass Athlete of the Week honors.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics
Saw action in 11 games, starting eight ... Made 18 catches for 208 yards with one touchdown ... Averaged 11.6 yards per catch and 18.9 per game ... Ranked sixth on the squad in all-purpose yards (208) ... Had two receptions vs. James Madison (11/19), one of which went for a TD, and finished with a season-high 37 yards ... Logged two catches at Delaware (10/15) for 31 yards ... Made a season-high three catches vs. Central Connecticut (10/8) for a total of 34 yards.

As a redshirt freshman in 2010: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played all 11 games with four starts, making 21 catches for 179 yards with three touchdowns ... Caught a five-yard touchdown as part of three catches for 11 yards vs. #2 Delaware (11/13) ... Career-best five catches for a career-high 61 yards, with a 22 yard long reception against Maine (11/6) ... Career-high four catches for 23 yards at #15 James Madison (10/30) ... Set new career-highs with three catches for 31 yards vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) in Colonial Clash, scored second-career touchdown as he fell on a fumble in the end zone for a score ... One catch for 12 yards at Michigan (9/18) ... Career-best three catches for 17 yards at Holy Cross (9/11), scored first-career touchdown on a 3-yard reception ... First-career catch vs. William & Mary (9/4), for nine yards.

As a freshman in 2009: Redshirt the season and worked with the scout team as a tight end ... Enters 2010 with four years of eligibility remaining.

Before UMass: Played four seasons at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., under coach John Andreoli ... Was a senior captain, playing defensive end and tight end ... Was named to the All-State Super-26 Football Team while also earning Central Mass DI North Defensive co-MVP and Telegram & Gazette Super Team All-Star honors as a senior ... Finished his senior season with 32 tackles and eight sacks on defense while adding two touchdowns on 110 receiving yards on offense ... Was an honor roll student at St. John's.

Personal: Robert J. Blanchflower ... Born June 8, 1990 ... Son of Robert and Elizabeth Blanchflower ... Has two siblings, Olivia and Kristina ... Is majoring in communication.

RECEIVINGgrecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2010 11 21 179 3 22 1.9 8.5 16.3
2011 11 18 208 1 28 1.6 11.6 18.9
2012 10 43 464 2 27 4.3 10.8 46.4
TOTAL 32 82 851 6 28 2.6 10.4 26.6


SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2010 11 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 1.6
2011 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5
2012 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 1.2
TOTAL 32 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 36 1.1


KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2010 11 2 29 0 29 14.5 2.6
2011 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 32 2 29 0 29 14.5 0.9


ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2010 11 0 179 0 29 0 208 18.9
2011 11 0 208 0 0 0 208 18.9
2012 10 0 464 0 0 0 464 46.4
TOTAL 32 0 851 0 29 0 880 27.5


TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2010 11 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 10 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 32 1 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 6, six times, last vs. Central Michigan, 11/23/12
Touchdowns: 1, six times, last vs. Central Michigan, 11/23/12
Receptions: 10, Central Michigan, 11/23/12
Receiving yards: 100, Central Michigan, 11/23/12 (10 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, six times, last vs. Central Michigan, 11/23/12
Long reception: 28, James Madison, 11/19/11
All-purpose yards: 100, Central Michigan, Nov 23, 2012
Kick returns: 1, William & Mary, 9/3/10; Delaware, 11/13/10
Kick return yards: 29, Delaware, 11/13/10 (1 return)
Long kick return: 29, Delaware, 11/13/10
Tackles: 1, at Towson, 10/2/10 (0-1); Ohio, 9/29/12 (1-0)

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