Career Honors: 2010: Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2009: KU Defensive Scout Player of the Week vs. Kansas State.
2010 (Jr.): Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors… Saw time on special teams, but did not record any statistics.
2009 (So.): Did not see any action… Named KU Defensive Scout Player of the Week vs. Kansas State.
2008 (Fr.): Did not see any action during the season.
2007 (RS): Redshirted his first season at KU.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in football… Played middle linebacker as well as running back… Also lettered four times in both wrestling and baseball… Earned all-state honors in baseball.
Personal: Born in Herington, Kan… Major is mechanical engineering… Main hobby is playing disc golf… Son of James and Beth Blackwell… Has one brother and one sister… Father played baseball at Pittsburg State, while brother played baseball at Tabor College.