Professional football safety Reed Blankenship plays for the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles. He weighs 92 kg and is 1.85 m tall. He played football when a student at West Limestone High School. After being selected for all-state, all-region, all-county, and all-area football teams in 2016, he was named Player of the Year.
He completed his career as the team’s captain for two seasons with 3,192 rushing yards, 1,004 receiving yards, 1,056 passing yards, and 46 total touchdowns. Several institutions offered him scholarships after high school, but he chose to enroll at Middle Tennessee State University instead, where he played collegiate football for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team
In 2017, he participated in 13 games, nine of which he started. He played in 13 games as a sophomore in 2018 and started 12, with a team-high and career-high 107 tackles in addition to four interceptions and seven passes defended. He played in all 13 games, starting all of them, and led the team in tackles in 2019 with 110 stops. The Philadelphia Eagles signed Blankenship as an undrafted free agent after he went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft.
His three fumble recoveries were third in the country, and he finished eighth nationally in solo tackles per game. In week five’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, he made his NFL debut and contributed two tackles to a 20-17 victory.
When Was Reed Blankenship Drafted?
Reed Blankenship was an undrafted free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft.