TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Green Bay in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2006 draft … Waived on 9/5/10 … Signed as free agent by the New York Giants on 10/28/10 … Waived on 1/1/11… Signed as free agent by the New York Giants on 11/23/11 … Signed as unrestricted free agent by Seattle on 2/13/13 … Released on 8/27/13 … Signed as free agent by Jacksonville on 8/28/13.
PRO: Eighth-year pro sees action at CB and also as return specialist … Has played in 58 career games with 10 starts and produced 64 tackles (50 solo), one INT, one sack, six fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 11 passes defensed … Added 71 punt returns for 8.9-yard average and 81 kickoff returns for 20.7-yard average … Started a career-high eight games in 2013 after joining the Jaguars during the final week of the preseason and posted a career-best 40 tackles and 10 passes defensed ... Has also spent time with Green Bay, the New York Giants and Seattle … Has three career punt returns for TDs … In 2008, he became only the fourth player in Packers history to return multiple punts for TDs in the same season … Scored his first two NFL TDs in the same game in 2007, returning a punt 57 yards and recovering a fumble on a punt return on Dec. 9 vs. Oakland …. Three-year letterman at Boston College.
2013: Played in a career-best 15 games with eight starts and produced the highest totals of his career ... Finished with 40 tackles (30 solo), 10 passes defensed, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one INT ... Added five punt returns for two yards ... 9/8 vs. KC: Saw action at CB for the entire second half after injury to CB Dwayne Gratz. 9/15 at OAK: Started at LCB, his first start since 2008 and third of his career, and produced three tackles (one solo stop) ... 9/22 at SEA: Started at LCB and registered a season-high seven tackles (four solo) along with one tackle for loss and one pass defensed. ... 9/29 vs. IND: Started at LCB and posted three tackles, his first career INT and a career-high four passes defensed. Intercepted Andrew Luck on a tipped ball on the first drive of the game but an offsides penalty on Jason Babin nullified the play. On the Colts ensuing series, he intercepted Luck for his first career pick ... 10/13 at DEN: Made six tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble of RB Ronnie Hillman in the third quarter ... 11/10 at TEN: Sealed the club’s first win with a sack/forced fumble/fumble recovery of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter and returned it 21 yards for a TD. Marked his first career sack ... Was inactive (shoulder) on 11/24 at HOU ... 12/22 vs. TEN: Saw extensive action at CB after Dwayne Gratz left due to injury. Finished with five solo tackles including one stop for loss ... 12/29 vs. IND: Started at CB and totaled five tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed ...
2012: After being released by the Giants on 03/13/12, played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
2011: Saw action in six games … Registered two solo tackles on 12/4 vs. GB … Made one special teams tackle on 12/11 at DAL and on 12/24 at NYJ and made two special teams tackles on 1/1 vs. DAL
… Played in all four postseason games and was a member of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
2010: Saw action in ﬁ ve games and totaled one solo tackle and one special teams tackle.
2009: Was active for three games, 9/20 vs. CIN, 9/27 at STL and 10/5 at MIN.
2008: Saw action in all 16 games and made one start … Made four tackles (three solo) on 9/14 at DET … Registered three special teams tackles on 9/21 vs. DAL … Started at CB and recorded four solo
tackles 10/19 vs. IND … Recorded a season-high four special teams tackles on 12/22 at CHI.
2007: Was active for nine games … Recovered a fumble on 12/9 vs. OAK … Recorded one pass defense on 12/16 at STL … Started at LCB and recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle on 12/30
2006: Was active for four games, on 10/22 at MIA, on 10/29 vs. ARI, on 11/5 at BUF, on 11/12 at MIN.
COLLEGE: Three-year letterman (2003-05) at Boston College … Played in 48 games, including 34 starts ... Spent ﬁrst three years at cornerback (22 starts) before switching to wide receiver as a senior and proceeded to lead team in catches and receiving yards … Earned all-conference distinction ﬁnal three seasons … Finished career with 141 tackles, eight interceptions, 22 passes broken up, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries … Recorded 3,995 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns as a WR and return specialist … Fell just 222 yards shy of the NCAA Division I-A kickoff-return yardage record, a mark set by Tulane’s Jeff Liggon (1993-96) … Also established a number of school records, including career kickoff-return yardage (2,700), career kickoff returns (110), single-season kickoff-return yardage (922) and single-season kickoff returns (36) … Started all 12 games at wide receiver as a senior but saw action on both sides of the ball … Earned All-ACC second-team honors at WR and led team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (763); his four TD catches ranked second on the team … Returned 22 kickoffs for 489 yards (22.2-yard average) and 15 punts for 132 yards (8.8-yard average). In the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Boise State had ﬁ ve receptions for 144 yards, including a 35-yard TD reception … Played in all 12 games as a junior, starting nine at cornerback, and became ﬁ rst player in school history to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD in the same season becoming a second-team All-Big East selection ... Started all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore and earned second-team All-Big East honors … Saw action in 11 games as a freshman, posting 29 tackles (22 solo), one INT among two passes broken up, one forced fumble and a recovered fumble … Earned B.A. in English.
PERSONAL: Earned 2001 All-America ﬁrst team honors from USA Today, ESPN.com, SuperPrep and PrepStar as a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, R.I., which retired his No. 27 in 2008 … Three-year letterman was selected to participate in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Game played at San Antonio’s Alamodome … Named Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year after his senior season, in which he rushed for 1,618 yards and 24 TDs … Also had 100 tackles and three INTs. Chosen as the top player in New England by SuperPrep and PrepStar … A two-time all-state and three-time allcity honoree … Lettered in track three years, winning the 100-meter dash in the Rhode Island state meet (10.87) … Twitter handle is @WillBlackmon.