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New England Patriots’, LeGarrette Blount is having a standout 2016 season, as the running back is a mere 43 yards away from breaking 1,000 rushing yards for the first time since his rookie year, and 51 yards away from his career-best 1,007 yards he had in 2010 with Tampa Bay.

So far, he is racking up the stats with 957 yards on 230 attempts with 13 touchdowns. Blount could possibly set a new single-season record for a Patriots running back if he gets to 15 TDs.

In honor of his 30th birthday yesterday, learn a little more about the star running back in “30 Facts About LG.”

PERSONAL:
1) Six feet tall, 250 pounds.
2) Middle name is Montez.
3) Was born in Madison, Fla. to Barbara and Gary Blount.
4) Has a son, LeGarrette Rashon Blount, Jr.
5) Owns over 200 pair of sneakers.
6) Enjoys traveling home to Florida in his free time.
7) Has the phrase, “Blount Force Trauma” trademarked.
8) Has a store with “Blount Force Trauma” t-shirts on AthleteOriginals.com.
9) His clothing line has been featured in the New York Times, on Fox Sports and CBS Sports Radio.
10) Loves celebrating TDs with the End Zone Militia at Gillette Stadium.
11) Was voted Most Athletic in his high school senior class superlatives.
12) Recorded three straight 1,000 yard rushing seasons at Taylor County High School in Perry, Fla.

COLLEGE:
13) Majored in political science at Oregon.
14) Played football at both East Mississippi Community College and Oregon.
15) Rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in junior college.
16) Committed to the Oregon Ducks in 2008.
17) Ran for over 1,000 yards and a school record 17 touchdowns that same year.
18) Played for coach Chip Kelly while at Oregon.

PROFESSIONAL:
19) Is in his seventh NFL season.
20) Became an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans in 2010, but joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the start of the season.
21) Signed by the Patriots in 2013 in a trade.
22) Signed by Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent in 2014 and was picked back up by the Pats that same season.
23) Set a new Patriots single-game record with 334 all-purpose yards when he racked up 189 rushing yards and 145 return yards in a 34-20 win over the Bills on December 29, 2013.
24) Landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated after a four-touchdown performance against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Round Playoff game on January 11, 2014.
25) Currently joins Matt Forte and Frank Gore as the only running backs 30 or older in the NFL’s top 20 in rushing yards.

CURRENTLY:
26) 1st in NFL in touchdowns with 13.
27) 5th in NFL in yards with 957.
28) 9th in NFL in rushing yards per game with 79.8.
29) Has four games with 100+ rushing yards so far in the 2016 season.
30) Has 4,918 yards on 1,099 attempts with 44 touchdowns so far in his professional career.

Sources:
http://www.wikifame.org/celeb.php?url=LeGarrette-Blount
http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/lagarrette-blount.html
http://www.patriots.com/team/players/roster/legarrette-blount
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/patriots/2015/01/22/new-england-patriots-legarrett-blount-pittsburgh-steelers/22189973/
http://www.patspulpit.com/2015/1/10/7525473/legarrette-blount-files-trademark-for-blount-force-trauma
http://www.athleteoriginals.com/index.php/shop-by-athlete/legarrette-blount.html?cat=23
https://www.masslive.com/patriots/index.ssf/2016/12/legarrette_blount_patriots_rb.html
http://www.sunherald.com/sports/article119004793.html
http://www.patriots.com/news/2015/12/05/29-questions-legarrette-blount

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Megan Carnahan 12/06/2016 08:18:00 AM Edit
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