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50. Glenn Blackwood

A product of the University of Texas, Glenn Blackwood, played his entire nine-year career with the Miami Dolphins after they took him in the Eighth Round in 1979.


Blackwood did not start as a rookie, but he was Miami’s starting Strong Safety from his sophomore season to when he retired after the 1987 season.  Blackwood was known for his powerful hits, and he would aid the Dolphins in winning two AFC Championships, though they lost both Super Bowls.  

Over his career, the Defensive Back would have 29 Interceptions.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Strong Safety
  • Acquired: Selected in the 8th Round, 215th Overall in the NFL Draft 5/4/79.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1987 Season
  • Games Played: 118
  • Notable Statistics:

    106 Games Started
    29 Interceptions
    398 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    14 Fumble Recoveries
    5 Fumble Recovery Yards
    4.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    11 Punt Returns
    41 Punt Return Yards
    59 Approximate Value

    11 Playoff Games
    4 Interceptions
    27 Interception Return Yards

    *Sacks became an official stat in 1982 but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Played For: Miami Dolphins
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None
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