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Brian Blechen
LB #50
Height:
6-2
Weight:
230
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Moorpark, Calif.
Experience:
1

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (6/15/17)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (1/3/17)...Signed to practice squad by New Orleans (12/28/16)...Terminated from practice squad by Carolina (11/3/16)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/4/16)...Waived by Carolina (9/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (2/9/16)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (12/1/15)...Terminated from practice squad by Carolina (9/22/15)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/7/15)...Waived by Carolina (9/5/15)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/8/15).

2016
Spent time on the practice squad for Carolina and New Orleans...Began the season on the Panthers' practice squad, where he remained for seven games until being terminated from the unit (11/3)...Joined the Saints' practice squad (12/28) for the final week of the season.

2015
Spent time on the Panthers' practice squad after spending training camp with Carolina and being waived in the final roster cutdown.

COLLEGE
Started all 48 games at Utah...Finished career with 264 tackles, 3.5 sacks, nine interceptions, 18 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles...2014 (Sr.): Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection...Produced 61 tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed...2013: Missed season with a knee injury...2012 (Jr.): Honorable mention All-Pac-12...Started the last nine games (eight at strong safety, one at rover linebacker)...Tallied 58 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and five passes defensed...Led the Utes in tackles per game (6.44)...2011 (So.): Honorable mention All-Pac-12...Started all 13 games, the first four at linebacker and the final nine at strong safety...Registered career highs in tackles (78) and sacks (eight)...Added three interceptions and two passes defensed...Blocked a field goal...2010 (Fr.): Named Freshman All-American by Sporting News…Earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors at defensive back...Three-time MWC Defensive Player of the Week...Compiled 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed.

PERSONAL
Attended Moorpark (Calif.) HS...Graduated from Utah with a degree in sociology...Last name is pronounced bleckin.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (6/15/17)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (1/3/17)...Signed to practice squad by New Orleans (12/28/16)...Terminated from practice squad by Carolina (11/3/16)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/4/16)...Waived by Carolina (9/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (2/9/16)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (12/1/15)...Terminated from practice squad by Carolina (9/22/15)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/7/15)...Waived by Carolina (9/5/15)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/8/15).

2016
Spent time on the practice squad for Carolina and New Orleans...Began the season on the Panthers' practice squad, where he remained for seven games until being terminated from the unit (11/3)...Joined the Saints' practice squad (12/28) for the final week of the season.

2015
Spent time on the Panthers' practice squad after spending training camp with Carolina and being waived in the final roster cutdown.

COLLEGE
Started all 48 games at Utah...Finished career with 264 tackles, 3.5 sacks, nine interceptions, 18 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles...2014 (Sr.): Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection...Produced 61 tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed...2013: Missed season with a knee injury...2012 (Jr.): Honorable mention All-Pac-12...Started the last nine games (eight at strong safety, one at rover linebacker)...Tallied 58 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and five passes defensed...Led the Utes in tackles per game (6.44)...2011 (So.): Honorable mention All-Pac-12...Started all 13 games, the first four at linebacker and the final nine at strong safety...Registered career highs in tackles (78) and sacks (eight)...Added three interceptions and two passes defensed...Blocked a field goal...2010 (Fr.): Named Freshman All-American by Sporting News…Earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors at defensive back...Three-time MWC Defensive Player of the Week...Compiled 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed.

PERSONAL
Attended Moorpark (Calif.) HS...Graduated from Utah with a degree in sociology...Last name is pronounced bleckin.

 

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