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January 6, 2011 @ 11:28 am
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Blount Wins Offensive Rookie Of The Month

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Just one day after quarterback Josh Freeman won his second NFC Offensive Player of the Week award, his rookie tailback received an award as well. Running back LeGarrette Blount has been named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month.

Just like Freeman, Blount ended the season very strong. He led the NFL in rushing over the final five games of the season with 511 yards on 87 carries for an outstanding 5.9 yards per carry average. Blount also had two touchdowns during that span and produced several highlight reel runs.

His performance against Seattle in Week 16 may have sealed the deal for him to win the award. Blount ripped off runs of 20, 48, and 53 yards in that game to help the Bucs win 38-15. Blount’s 164 rushing yards against Seattle were the most by a Buccaneer since 2000 when Warrick Dunn had 210 yards against Dallas.

Blount becomes just the fourth Buccaneer to win the Offensive Rookie of the Month award and the first to win it since Cadillac Williams won it twice during his rookie season of 2005. Mike Alstott (1996), Dunn (1997), and Shaun King (1999) are previous winners.

Blount ended his rookie campaign with 1.007 rushing yards on 201 carries (5.0 avg.) with six touchdowns. He is only the second undrafted rookie running back to record a 1,000-yard season in NFL history.
Last modified on Thursday, 06 January 2011 12:28

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    Can't wait to see what a whole off season and training camp will do for him while he learns the whole play book.
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    It was great to see this young man so happy to be praticing and being so happy on the field. I sit were the players come out, and Blount is smiling so much and talking to all the people around the tunnel. He seemed so happy just to be there, let alone all he did during the game. If he keeps it up, along with all the great young players we have, great years to come!!!! Go Bucs!!!!!
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    Thank you Blount. You are part of the Tampa Trifecta. Freeman, Blount Williams. The cornerstone of every great offense. You guys are all going to be stars in the NFL.
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    No doubt. He really does. Should make a strong run at R.O.Y. like Mike Williams.
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    Good for him, he deserves it!
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