Mel Blount story begins as a child growing up in poverty on a Georgia farm. However, thanks to his impressive athleticism, Blount became a high school star in baseball, football, basketball, and track. Upon graduation, he was offered a scholarship to Southern University, where he would go on to star and be an All-American pick as both a safety and a cornerback.
The first Mel Blount appearance as a starter in the NFL came in 1972 for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That first season, Blount didn’t allow a single touchdown. His size and speed made him an ideal NFL cornerback, and he was able to physically overpower receivers, even after the rules were changed to favor them and give defensive players less leeway.
**Mel Blount Speaker**
As a cornerstone of the 1970s Steelers teams, the list of Mel Blount speaker topics will no doubt include his successes in helping the Steelers to four Super Bowl championships.
**Mel Blount Appearance**
There was a Mel Blount appearance in five pro bowls. He was a first team All-Pro selection four times, and a second-team selection twice. There was also a Mel Blount appearance on the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
**Mel Blount Endorsement**
There was a Mel Blount endorsement in 1999 from The Sporting News when that publication listed Blount 36th on its list of 100 Greatest Football Players of all-time.
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