Dolphins sign Jibri Blount, former college basketball player and son of NFL Hall of Famer Mel Blount

The team announced Thursday that they signed former North Carolina Central standout Jibri Blounta college basketball playeras a free agent tight end.

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Blount, who is the son of NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount, confirmed the news in an Instagram post.

Plot twistI’m in the NFL!” él dijo, sporting a Dolphins cap. “Thank you @miamidolphins for the opportunity, super excited to get to work.

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Blount, 24, started his college career playing at Cleveland State before transferring to North Carolina Central after his sophomore year. He started in 31 Davis citó sus cinco conmociones cerebrales como una de las razones por las que lo dejó. 2019, leading the MEAC in minutes per game (36.8) and steals per game (2.2). He was third in the conference in scoring (19.2 puntos por juego), third in rebounding (9.5) and fifth in field goal percentage (52.5).

He was also named MEAC Player of the Year.

Blount won’t be the first college hoops player to make the switch in the pros. He’ll be following in the footsteps of eight-time Pro Bowler Antonio Gates and Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham.

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