Sunday, May 1, 2016

FAMU's Blount signs as free agent, gives Miami 2 Washington County players

MIAMI, Florida -- Canon-McMillan High School graduate Mike Hull is going to have some added competition with the Miami Dolphins. And it will come from another Washington County native.

Florida A&M linebacker Akil Blount, who attended The Linsly School but lives in Taylorstown, signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the draft. He also had offers from San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Denver.

“Time to go to work. #DolphinsNation #2GodBeTheGlory,” Blount Tweeted Saturday night.

“As soon as the draft was over, they called me to see if I was interested,” said Blount. “They talked to my agent and worked things out and then called me back to welcome me to the team.”

Blount (6-3, 240) led Florida A&M in tackles in each of the past two seasons and added three interceptions and 14 1/2 tackles for loss.

He is the son of former Steelers Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount.


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