Rodney and Veronica Blackshear are the parents of Raheem Blackshear. In 2021, he received his degree in criminology.
Steve Devlin coached Blackshear at Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in the Philadelphia suburbs. As a senior in 2016, he led the Vikings to an 11-2 record and the PIAA Class AAAAA state championship.
As a senior, Blackshear rushed for 1,257 yards and scored 19 touchdowns on the ground. The Pennsylvania Football Writers named him to the First Team 5A All-State as an athlete. Blackshear was a high school teammate of Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts.
In his second college game, he rushed 14 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns against Morgan State (9/16). In 2017, Blackshear was a member of the Big Ten Network Honorable Mention All-Freshman Team.
Against Penn State (11/17), he ran a career-high 22 times for 102 yards and one touchdown. Blackshear also had 102 yards on 19 carries against Kansas (9/15). Blackshear was named to the Big Ten Academic All-Conference Team.
Blackshear participated in all 13 games in 2021, starting eight times at RB. He was one of four active Power Five running backs with more than 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards during his career.
Blackshear led his squad in rushing with 133 attempts for 760 yards and six touchdowns on 133 carries. He rushed eleven times for sixteen yards against North Carolina (9/3).
How Much Does Raheem Blackshear Make?
Raheem Blackshear earns a yearly salary of $858,333 on average. Blackshear will receive a basic salary of $705,000 and a signing bonus of $15,000 in 2022.