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Chase Blackburn biography

Date of birth : 1983-06-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Marysville, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Chase Blackburn (born on June 10, 1983 in Marysville, Ohio) is an American football linebacker in the National Football League who plays for the New York Giants.

* Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on June 21, 2005.

GIANTS NOTES


* Made the Giants 53-man roster out of training camp as a rookie free agent and has since been one of the team's most consistent contributors on special teams…Led the team in special teams tackles in each of the previous 5 seasons.
* In 2008, was named a 1st alternate to the NFC Pro Bowl team as a special teamer.
* Has started games at both weakside and middle linebacker.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


* Has played in 79 regular season games with 17 starts and in 6 postseason games…Career totals include 107 tackles (64 solo), 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions (including 1 returned 32 yards for a touchdown), 3 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries and 87 special teams tackles…In the postseason, Blackburn has 10 tackles (6 solo), 1 pass defensed and 6 special teams tackles.
* In 2009, played in all 16 games - for the 4th consecutive season - with 7 starts – 5 at weakside linebacker and 2 at middle linebacker…Finished the season with 38 tackles (25 solo), an interception and a half-sack on defense and tied Bryan Kehl with a team-high 16 special teams tackles. It was the 5th consecutive season he owned or shared the Giants in that category…Started season opener vs. Washington (9/13) at weakside linebacker and had 6 tackles (3 solo)…Started 4 games after Michael Boley underwent knee surgery: vs. Oakland (10/11), at New Orleans (10/18), vs. Arizona (10/25) and at Philadelphia (11/1)…Had a season-high 9 tackles (7 solo), including a half-sack vs. the Saints…Started at middle linebacker vs. Atlanta (11/22) and at Denver (11/26)…Intercepted Jason Campbell in 4th quarter at Washington (12/21) and returned the ball 24 yards.
* In 2008, played in all 16 regular season games with 8 starts (7 at weakside linebacker and 1 at middle linebacker) and played in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Philadelphia…Contributed a career-high 45 tackles (25 solo), 1 QB hit, 1 sack, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery…Also had a team-high 18 special teams tackles and was voted a 1st alternate to the NFC Pro Bowl team for his work on special teams.
* Made his 1st start of the season at middle linebacker in place of injured Antonio Pierce vs. San Francisco (10/19) and had 8 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack and 1 pass defensed. Recorded his 1st career regular season sack when he stripped J.T. O'Sullivan of the ball for a 7-yard loss in the 4th quarter…Started on the weak side vs. Dallas (11/2) and remained there for the rest of the season.
* Was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after recording 3 tackles and recovering a fumble on a kickoff at Philadelphia (11/9)…Also stopped Brian Westbrook on 4th-and-1 with 1:47 remaining in victory at Philadelphia…Started at weakside linebacker and also played at middle linebacker at Minnesota (12/28) and finished with 6 tackles (5 solo) and 1 QB hit.
* Made his 1st career postseason start in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Philadelphia (1/11) and had 5 tackles (2 solo) and 1 pass defensed.
* In 2007, played in all 16 regular season games and 4 postseason contests…Recorded a team-high 17 special teams tackles…Saw action at middle linebacker in games vs. San Francisco (10/21), vs. Minnesota (11/25) and at Buffalo (12/23)…Recorded 6 tackles (1 solo).
* In 2006, played in 16 regular season games and the NFC Wild Card Game…Tied with Reggie Torbor for the team lead with 14 special teams tackles…Saw some reserve action at linebacker…Had 5 tackles (4 solo) and a sack for an 8-yard loss as the nickel linebacker in his 1st career postseason action at Philadelphia in the NFC Wild Card game (1/7).
* As a rookie in 2005, played in 15 games with 2 starts…Led the Giants with a career-high 22 special teams tackles.
* Started 2 games at middle linebacker after Antonio Pierce suffered a season-ending ankle injury…Recovered a fumble on the game's opening kickoff to set up Brandon Jacobs' 1-yard touchdown run at New Orleans (9/19)…Played for the 1st time on defense at San Francisco (11/6) when he replaced an injured Nick Greisen for a few plays early in the 3rd quarter…Made 1st NFL start vs. Kansas City (12/17) after Carlos Emmons was a late inactive due to a pec injury. Blackburn finished with 9 tackles (3 solo).
* Started at middle linebacker at Washington (12/24) and recorded 6 tackles (3 solo) and an interception that he returned for a 32-yard touchdown. Picked off a Mark Brunell pass for James Thrash and ran up the left sideline for his first pro score. He also had 1 special teams tackle…Left the game in the 3rd quarter with a neck strain that ended his season and forced him to go on injured reserve.

COLLEGE


* Played in 45 games with 34 starts at Akron…Finished his career with 293 tackles (179 solo), 11 sacks, 38.5 tackles for losses and 3 interceptions…Started all 11 games as a senior and finished 3rd on the team with 71 tackles (41 solo), 5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for losses…Was voted a team captain.

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


* Adopted Lyndhurst Public Schools in spring 2009 and Carlstadt Public Schools in spring 2010 for the Giants' Play 60 Challenge, making multiple visits to encourage the kids to play 60 minutes every day.
* Participated in Coach Coughlin's Jay Fund Foundation fundraiser dinner and golf outing.
* Participated in the Shaun O'Hara Foundation Golf Outing, raising money for cystic fibrosis research.
* Participated in 2009 Giants Foundation Golf Outing.
* Hosted "Youth Day" at Giants Training Camp, speaking to hundreds of youngsters about the importance of physical fitness, literacy, education and volunteerism following practice.
* Attended the Champions for Children fundraiser gala benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
* Joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants President John Mara to install new fitness equipment at Lyndhurst High School with the United Way of Bergen County and The American Heart Association as part of the 2009 Hometown Huddle.
* Attended the Taste of the Giants fundraiser event benefitting local food banks, featuring chefs from the area preparing their signature dishes.
* Attended Fairleigh Dickinson University's fundraiser for Rich Fritsky.
* Visited local firefighters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., along with employees from Degree to enjoy lunch and thank them for their service, while making a financial donation to their house and inviting them to an upcoming game.
* Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party at Giants Stadium for 500 N.J. foster children.
* Joined former teammate Danny Clark as he hosted kids from Abbott House for a holiday shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
* Participated in Rich Seubert's Celebrity Trap Shoot in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, benefitting The Marshfield Clinic for Cardiac Research.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


* Married (Megan)
* Starred at Marysville (Ohio) High School, where he had 320 career tackles.
* Graduated from Akron with a degree in mathematics.

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