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Travis Blanchard

Travis  Blanchard

Hometown:
Aberdeen, Miss.

High School:
Aberdeen High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
01/04/1982

Experience:
4L

2003: Started at weak safety in all 13 games ... 72 tackles (54 solo), including 7.5 TFLs (-21 yards) and a 0.5 sack (-4 yards) ... Tied for the team-lead with two forced fumbles ... Also credited with eight pass break-ups and one interception ... Earned his fourth letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Credited with eight tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): Tied a career high with 10 hits, all solo, including one TFL (-1 yard) ... Forced one fumble and recorded a career-high three passes defensed ... at Florida (10/4): Recorded five tackles (four solo) and an interception in the Rebels? 20-17 upset of the No. 24 Gators at ?The Swamp? ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Tallied seven hits (four solo), including one TFL (-1 yard) and had one QB pressure in the 43-28 win ... vs. Arkansas (10/25): Credited with six hits (four solo) and two pass defensed ... vs. LSU (11/22): Had five stops (four solo) ... Credited with 1.5 TFLs (-5 yards), including a 0.5 sack (-4 yards) ... Also recorded two pass defensed and a QB pressure ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Registered eight hits (six solo), including one TFL (-5 yards) ... Spring 2003: Had four tackles and returned fumble 27 yards for a TD in Red-Blue spring game ... 2002: Played in all 13 games, starting the last nine ... Made six starts at left cornerback and three at weak safety ... Earned his third letter ... Credited with 63 hits (35 solo), including one TFL (-2 yards) ... Also had three pass deflections and one interception ... vs. Florida (10/5): Drew his first career start, starting at left cornerback ...Recorded six stops (five solo) ... Intercepted his first career pass with 2:58 remaining in the game to seal the Rebels' 17-14 upset of the No. 6 Gators ... Also had one pass deflection ... at Alabama (10/19): Led team with eight tackles (four solo) ... at LSU (11/23): Made first career start at weak safety ... Credited with seven stops (six solo) and had one TFL (-2 yards) ... vs. Mississippi State (12/28): Tied for the team-high with nine tackles (three solo) ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Made a career-high 10 stops (three solo) ... Spring 2002: Missed early part of spring drills after having foot surgery in January, but came back and practiced the last six or seven days ... Had three tackles in Red-Blue game, including one for a minus three yards ... 2001: Saw action in all 11 games to earn his second letter ... Recorded 11 stops (8 solo) ... Registered a season-high three tackles versus Middle Tennessee (10/20) ... Moved from cornerback to free safety in spring ... Credited with six tackles in Red-Blue game ... 2000: Saw action in all 12 games during true freshman season, including the Music City Bowl ... Earned his first letter ... Special teams player ... Registered six tackles ... Signed with the Rebels on August 1, 2000, and joined team in time for fall drills ... HIGH SCHOOL: Had an outstanding high school career on both sides of the ball ... Accounted for over 3,900 all-purpose yards and 56 touchdowns for Aberdeen High ... Also had 359 tackles and 21 pass interceptions on defense ... Was a defensive back selection on the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal All-Area team ... Rated All-Monroe County and All-District honors, while being chosen as the Best Defensive Back in the district ... Also ranked as the state's No. 4 cornerback ... As a senior, rushed for 1,562 yards, completed 5-of-5 pass attempts for 210 yards, accounted for 20 touchdowns, had 106 tackles, three QB sacks, and four pass interceptions ... Coached in high school by Steve Herring ... Earned prep letters in football, basketball, and baseball ... In basketball, was first team All-Monroe County pick, first team All-District, and rated as best guard in area ... Averaged 23.5 points, five steals, eight assists, and five rebounds per game ... Had .489 batting average in baseball ... Academic honors included twice being selected Student of the Month as well as Most Improved Student in Mathematics ... PERSONAL: Son of Billy and Willie Mae Blanchard ... Full name is Travis Kendall Blanchard ... Born: January 4, 1982 ... Majoring in Journalism.

BLANCHARD?S CAREER STATISTICS
?DEFENSE?
Year	G-S	UT	AT	TT	TFL-YDS	Sacks-Yds
2000	11-0	6	0	6	0-0	0-0
2001	11-0	8	3	11	0-0	0-0
2002	13-9	35	28	63	1.0-2	0-0
2003	13-13	54	18	72	7.5-21	0.5-4
Totals	48-22	103	49	152	8.0-23	0.5-4

Year CF FR PD PRES INT BLK 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 2002 0 0 4 0 1 0 2003 2 0 9 2 1 0 Totals 2 0 13 2 2 0

?PUNT RETURNS? Year G Ret Yds TD Lg Avg. 2001 12 1 -1 0 0 -1.0 Totals 48 1 -1 0 0 -1.0

BLANCHARD?S CAREER HIGHS

TACKLES: 10, twice, vs. Nebraska (12/27/2002) and vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
SOLO TACKLES: 10, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
TFLs: 1.5, vs. LSU (11/22/2003)
QB SACKS: 0.5, vs. LSU (11/22/2003)
INTERCEPTIONS: 1, twice vs. Florida (10/5/2002 and 10/4/2003)
PASSES DEFENSED: 3, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
QB PRESSURE: 1, twice, vs. Alabama (10/18/2003) and vs. LSU (11/22/2003)

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