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Former Utah S Julian Blackmon Removed From Colts’ Active/Non-Football Injury List

Utah defensive back Julian Blackmon (23) runs an interception back for a touchdown during the second half of the Utah-BYU football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Utah safety Julian Blackmon has been removed from the Indianapolis Colts’ active/non-football injury list.

This means that Blackmon can now practice with the Colts as they prepare for their season.

Blackmon was taken by the Colts in the third round with the 85th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The former Utah All-American suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Pac-12 Championship game last December.

The Layton, Utah native tweeted his excitement about the news of coming off the active/non-football injury list on Monday.

The Colts open the 2020 season on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 13.

Julian Blackmon’s Collegiate Career

The Layton, Utah native started his successful college career at Utah in 2016 where he appeared in 9 games on special teams and four games on defense.

Blackmon’s sophomore season in 2017 saw him start in all 13 games at cornerback. He racked up 4 interceptions, 10 passes defended, 6 pass breakups and 48 tackles. Blackmon was named second team All-Pac-12.

In 2018 at cornerback, Blackmon started in all 14 games while leading Utah with 10 pass breakups and 11 passes defended. He also had one interception, 48 tackles and 4 tackles for loss which led to him being named second team All-Pac-12.

Last season in 2019 as a senior at safety, Blackmon started in 12 games, missing the game against Idaho State and the Alamo Bowl. Blackmon had a Pac-12-best 4 interceptions along with 8 passes defended, 4 pass breakups, 60 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. The former Layton star had a pick-six against BYU in the season opener. He was named an All-American and first team All-Pac-12.

Julian Blackmon’s NFL Combine Measurements

He measured the following at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Height: 6’0

Weight: 187 lbs.

Arms: 31″

Hands: 9″

Blackmon did not participate in the drills at the NFL Combine because he was still recovering from the season-ending injury he suffered in the Pac-12 Championship game against Oregon.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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