LeGarrette Montez Blount (born December 5, 1986), is a professional American football running back playing for the New England Patriots. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in junior college. He then committed to the Oregon Ducks football program as a junior, for the 2008 season. That year he ran for over 1,000 yards and scored a school record 17 touchdowns.
After the opening game of the 2009 season, Blount was suspended for punching an opponent and angrily confronting fans after the nationally televised season-opening loss. Though the suspension was announced to be for the remainder of the season, due to his meeting of specific criteria set by the football staff, he was eventually reinstated after missing eight games.
By Dean Hanley
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