Justin Blalock life and biography

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Justin Blalock biography

Date of birth : 1983-12-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dallas, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-27
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive guard for the Atlanta Falcons, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Justin Blalock is an American football NFL player for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college ball as the right tackle for the Texas Longhorns under coach Mack Brown.

Originally selected as a second round (39th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2007.


In his first three seasons, has started in all 46 contests he has participated in. For the first time in four years, was one of three Falcons rookies to start in the season opener and one of two Atlanta rookies to start on the offensive line, which ranked second to the Baltimore Ravens in 2007.

2009 (FALCONS)
Started all 16 games at left guard and opened holes for a Falcons rushing attack that averaged 117.3 yards per game. Member of an offensive line that produced 151 total rushing yards against Carolina (9/20), including 105 by running back Michael Turner. Part of an offensive line that assisted in recording 477 total yards at San Francisco (10/11). Part of an offensive line that cleared rushing lanes for a ground attack that recorded a season-high 183 total yards at Tampa Bay (1/3).


A unanimous All-America and All-Big 12 Conference first-team selection at Texas as a senior. Finalist for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. Member of the Longhorns National Championship team of 2006, blocking for quarterback Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans. Earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors from the Associated Press as a junior. Named first-team Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America and The Sporting News after his freshman redshirt season.


Attended Plano East (Tex.) High School. Three-year starter at offensive guard and earned first-team All-America honors from USA Today as a senior, and was also a first-team All-State Class 5A, all-area and all-district selection. One of five finalists for the 2002 Watkins Award, which is presented to the nation's top African-American high school scholar-athlete.

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