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.
He spent his early years on a farm in Georgia living in abject poverty.
Because of his success at bumping pass receivers off their route, the NFL created a Mel Blount Rule to forbid it.
He fathered a son, Norris, with his high school girlfriend.
He led the defensive play that helped Terry Bradshaw and the Steelers score the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XIII.