Mel Blount Net Worth, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Son, Salary, and NFL


Who is Mel Blount?, Mel Blount biography and Wiki

Mel Blount is a former American professional football player who was born and brought up in Vidalia, Georgia. He is well known for being a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL. 

 

Mel Blount Age

Blount is 72 years old as of 2020, he was born on April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, Georgia, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on April 10th every year and his birth sign is Aries.

Mel Blount Height

Blount stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) and Weighs 205 lbs (93 kgs). He also appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos.

Mel Blount Parents

Blount was born to parents James Blount and Alice Blount as Melvin Cornell Blount. He experienced his childhood in Vidalia, Georgia, along with his ten siblings. It is known that his father worked as a subsistence farmer, living in a home without plumbing or electricity together.

Furthermore, Mel and his siblings worked as children, loading stacks of tobacco on wagons. This was to help their parents provide for the family. Further information regarding his family in detail is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Mel Blount Education

Blount went to Lyons High School where he studied and graduated. While there, he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Afterward, he joined Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a traditionally African American school, where he received an athletic scholarship.

Furthermore, Mel starred on the football team as a defensive back and return specialist during his time at A&M College. Moreover, he made the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) all-conference team twice.

As a result, he was selected SWAC Most Valuable Player (MVP) in his junior year. Most noteworthy, Blount graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1970. In addition to this, he was later selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers him in the third round of the NFL draft as the fifty-third overall pick.

Mel Blount Wife, Is He Married?

Blount has been married to his lovely spouse, Leslie Blount, for quite a long time now. Leslie is a well-known writer who is also a New York native. As a result of their marriage, the couple shares two gorgeous daughters namely; Shantel and Tunisia.

Prior, it is known that Mel was married to TiAnda Blount with whom he had a son, Akil Blount. Further information regarding his marital status in detail is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Mel Blount Wife Age, Leslie Blount Age

Details about Mel’s wife Leslie Blount’s date of birth are not known, she likes to keep her personal matters away from the public eye hence making it difficult to know her exact age. This section will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Mel Blount Children

Blount together with his lovely wife Leslie Blount shares two gorgeous daughters namely; Shantel and Tunisia, together. It is known that had a son, Akil Blount, with his first wife TiAnda Blount. He also has four other sons namely; Norris, Dedrick, Akil, Jibri, and Khalid.

Most noteworthy, his son Akil plays college football at Florida A&M and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins. On the other hand, Jibri is a footballer who plays college basketball at Cleveland State.

Nonetheless, Khalid Blount, his youngest son, is a football player who was ranked as a 2-star recruit by Rivals before attending Duquesne University. Further information regarding his kids in detail is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Mel Blount Son

Prior to his marriage to Leslie, Mel was previously married to TiAnda Blount with whom he shares a son, Akil Blount, together. In addition to this, it is also known that he has four other sons namely; Norris, Dedrick, Akil, Jibri, and Khalid.

Most noteworthy, Akil his son plays college football at Florida A&M and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins. On the other hand, Jibri is a footballer who plays college basketball at Cleveland State.

Nonetheless, Khalid Blount, his youngest son, is a football player who was ranked as a 2-star recruit by Rivals before attending Duquesne University. Further information regarding his son in detail is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Mel Blount Salary

NFL rookies salaries range from an average of $400,000-$600,000 a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary that Mel earned but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.

Mel Blount Net Worth

Blount has an estimated Net Worth of $19 Million dollars as of 2020. This includes her Assets, Money, and Income. Her primary source of income is his career as a football player. Through her various sources of income, Mel has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Mel Blount Facts Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Blount.

Mel Blount Bio and Wiki

  • Real Name: Melvin Cornell Blount.
  • Popular As: Mel Blount.
  • Gender: Male.
  • Occupation / Profession: Former football player.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Race / Ethnicity: African-American.
  • Religion: To be Updated.
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight.

Mel Blount Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 72 years (2020).
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries.
  • Date of Birth: April 10, 1948.
  • Place of Birth: Vidalia, Georgia.
  • Birthday10th April.

Mel Blount Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: To be Updated.
  • Height / How Tall?: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters). 
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kgs).
  • Eye Color: Black.
  • Hair Color: Dark.
  • Shoe Size: To be Updated.
  • Chest Size: To be Updated.
  • Waist Size: To be Updated.
  • Arms/Biceps Size: To be Updated.

Mel Blount Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): James Blount. 
  • Mother: Alice Blount.
  • Siblings (Brother and Sisters): 10.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Spouse/ Wife: Writer, Leslie Blount.
  • Children: Daughters; Shantel and Tunisia, and sons Norris, Dedrick, Akil, Jibri, and Khalid.

Mel Blount Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $19 Million.
  • SalaryUnder review.
  • Source of Income: His career as a former football player.

Mel Blount House and Cars

  • Place of living: Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated.

Mel Blount Legacy

Blount was inducted into the Pro Football and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1994, he was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary All-Time team. He was ranked number 36 on The Sporting News’list of the 100 Greatest Football Players in 1999.

Mel Blount NFL

Blount was the prototype cornerback of his era and a significant reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also led the NFL in interceptions in 1975 with eleven and was named NFL Defensive MVP for that year.

It is known that Mel helped the Steelers win four Super Bowls and played in five Pro Bowls, earning MVP honors in the 1976 game. Citing his career, he intercepted 57 passes for 736 return yards and recovered 13 fumbles, returning 2 for touchdowns.

Furthermore, he returned 36 kickoffs for 911 yards. He played in 200 games and missed only one over the course of 14 seasons. Afterward, Blount retired after the 1983 season and then served as NFL director of player relations until 1990.

Blount eager to reminisce about the rivalry

Blount It was easy for Mel Blount to pinpoint when the Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry became personal to him. It was around the same time many people around the country realized its significance.

As a Hall of Fame corner for the Steelers during their dynasty in the 1970s, will be able to talk about that game and many more when he visits Warren later this month. Mel is part of the fourth annual Warren Legends celebration dinner and golf outing on Aug. 17-18 at Trumbull Country Club.

Blount will be joined by fellow Steeler Franco Harris and Browns legends Paul Warfield and Greg Pruitt in The Rivalry when all four former players will talk about what they remember from those games.

Blount was a model of consistency for the city of Pittsburgh during his playing days. Blount said the two went head-to-head on a couple of occasions, with Warfield getting the best of Blount in their first meeting when Warfield was with the Miami Dolphins.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mel Blount

Who is Mel Blount?

Blount is an accomplished former professional football player who was a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL.

How old is Mel Blount?

Blount is 72 years old as of 2020, he was born on April 10, 1948, and his birth sign is Aries.

How tall is Mel Blount?

Blount stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters).

Is Mel Blount married?

Mel has been married to a writer who is also a New York native, Leslie Blount. As a result of their marriage, the couple shares two gorgeous daughters namely; Shantel and Tunisia. He was also married to TiAnda Blount with whom he shares a son, Akil Blount.

What is Mel Blount’s net worth?

Mel has an approximate net worth of $19 Million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the football industry.

What is the Mel Blount rule?

Midway through his career, the NFL changed its pass coverage rules, partially based on Blount’s physical style of play. Nicknamed the “Mel Blount Rule,” the new regulation stipulated that a defender could not bump a receiver beyond five yards from the line of scrimmage.

Where is Mel Blount from?

Blount was born to parents James Blount and Alice Blount on April 10, 1948, as their youngest child. He experienced his childhood in Vidalia, Georgia, along with his ten siblings.

What college did Mel Blount go to?

Southern University and A&M College.

How much does Mel Blount make?

NFL rookies salaries range from an average of $400,000-$600,000 a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary that Mel earned but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.

Where does Blount live?

Mel currently resides in Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania, on a 303-acre farm that includes the site of his former youth home

Is Blount dead or alive?

Mel is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Blount Now?  

Currently, Mel is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL, as well as the sole founder of the Mel Blount Youth Home.

Mel Blount Social Media Contacts

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  • TikTok: To be Updated.

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