Mel Blount

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Birthday
10, 1948
Birthplace
Vidalia, GA
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1948 (age 69)
Birthplace
Vidalia, GA

About

Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Pittsburgh Steelers who was one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, 4-time Super Bowl Champion and retired with 57 career interceptions.

Before Fame

He spent his early years on a farm in Georgia living in abject poverty.

Trivia

Because of his success at bumping pass receivers off their route, the NFL created a Mel Blount Rule to forbid it.

Family Life

He fathered a son, Norris, with his high school girlfriend.

Associated With

He led the defensive play that helped Terry Bradshaw and the Steelers score the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XIII.