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LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Montez Blount (born December 5, 1986) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans in 2010.

Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in junior college. He then committed to the Oregon Ducks football program as a junior, for the 2008 season. That year he ran for over 1,000 yards and scored a school record 17 touchdowns.

On September 6, 2010 Blount was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in his first regular-season NFL game in a week three 38-13 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, gaining 27 yards on six rushes and scoring one touchdown. On October 31, 2010 Blount recorded his breakout game as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. He accumulated 120 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 carries, and chipped in 9 receiving yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 victory at the Arizona Cardinals. Highlighting the performance was a late game 43-yard run in which Blount hurdled approaching player Kerry Rhodes. At the end of his rookie season Blount had played in 13 games and accumulated 1007 rushing yards; the most by a rookie in the 2010 NFL season.

While at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi, Blount rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons, accumulating 367 carries for 2,292 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Among his career highlights was a 273-yard performance with three scores in a win over Northeast Mississippi Community College during his freshman year; he led the state of Mississippi in rushing yards with 1,106 as early as October 2006. Blount was rated as the No. 1 junior college prospect by The Clarion-Ledger and received Junior College All-American honors.

By the end of his sophomore year, Blount had become one of the highest ranked junior college prospects. He was named the nation's top junior college running back and the No. 12 overall prospect in the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100. Blount was heavily recruited by several high-major schools, including Florida State, Ole Miss, and West Virginia. He committed to Oregon in December 2007. Oregon coaches said Blount reminded them of Reuben Droughns.

Blount entered his junior year at Oregon sharing the running back role with senior Jeremiah Johnson. The two backs lived together, and the talkative Johnson advised Blount in his first Pac-10 season.For Blount, it was the first season in which he split time with another running back, and his reaction was mixed. The two backs each contributed nearly 100 yards and three touchdowns in an early 63–14 win over the Washington State Cougars, and both again performed well in a late season victory over the Oregon State Beavers. But Blount brought lackluster performances to games against USC and Cal. Overall, Blount rushed for 17 touchdowns, setting a single-season school record, and 1,002 yards. Blount and Johnson became only the second duo in team history to both clear 1,000 rushing yards in the same season; Johnson led the team with 1,201 yards.

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2011 Season

WK DATE OPPONENT TIME FINAL
1 9/11/2011 Detroit Lions 1:00 PM ET LOSS : 27 - 20
2 9/18/2011 @Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM ET WIN: 24 - 20
3 9/25/2011 Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM ET WIN: 24 - 20
4 10/03/2011 Indianapolis Colts 8:30 PM ET WIN: 24 - 17
5 10/09/2011 @San Francisco 49ers 48 - 3 PM ET LOSS: 48 - 3
6 10/16/2011 New Orleans Saints 4:15 PM ET WIN : 26 - 20
7 10/23/2011 Chicago Beers 1:00 PM ET LOSS : 24 - 18
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9 11/06/2011 @New Orleans Saints 1:00 PM ET LOSS : 16 - 27
10 11/13/2011 Houston Texans 1:00 PM ET LOSS 37 - 9
11 11/20/2011 @Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM ET LOSS 35 - 26
12 12/27/2011 @ Tennessee Titans 1:00 PM ET LOSS 23 - 17
13 12/04/2011 Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM ET LOSS 38 - 19
14 12/11/2011 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM ET
15 12/17/2011 Dallas Cowboys 8:20 PM ET
16 12/24/2011 @ Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM ET
17 01/01/2012 @ Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM ET