The son of former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount
Courtesy: Courtesy of FAMU Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) linebacker Akil Blount, signed Saturday evening with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the NFL Draft.
He also had offers from San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Denver.
“As soon as the draft was over, they called me to see if I was interested,” said Blount. “They talked to my agent and worked things out and then called me back to welcome me to the team.”
Blount (6-3, 240) led Florida A&M in tackles in each of the past two seasons and added three interceptions and 14 1/2 tackles for loss.
He finished his four-year career at FAMU having played in 43 games, recording 207 career tackles (122 solos) with 22.5 tackles for loss (77 yards), and three (3) quarterback sacks for (11 yards).He had 11 pass breakups, two (2) forced fumbles, one (1) recovered fumble, and four (4) pass interceptions for 152 return yards, two (2) going for touchdowns.
The son of former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount, Akil graduated from Florida A&M last December with a degree in Business.