Blackburn elevates game at Ludlow

#33 Ludlow RB/LB Justin Blackburn (photo from Facebook)

Justin Blackburn will go down as one of the best small school players to ever come through Northern Kentucky. Even before his senior season he is arguably the best player to ever put on the pads for Ludlow. Last fall, Blackburn was named the Class 1A, District 4 Player of the Year. It is an extremely high honor considering that state champion, Beechwood is in the same district.

Blackburn, who has been a starter since he was a freshman rarely comes off the field. He can dominate in all phases of the game. Here is a look at the career of Blackburn, By the Numbers.

1 – Interception in his career
1 – Passing touchdown as a junior
1 – Receiving touchdown in his career
1 – Kickoff return for a touchdown in his career
2 – Consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards rushing
2 – Games of 200 or more yards rushing in his career
3 – Rushing touchdowns as a freshman
4 – Fumble recoveries in his career
5 – Games with at least two passing touchdowns in his career
11 – Games of 113 or more yards rushing as a junior
13 – Rushing touchdowns as a sophomore
14 – Passing touchdowns as a sophomore
15 – Passing touchdowns in his career
15 – Receptions in his career
28 – Rushing touchdowns in his career
41 – Passing yards as a freshman
48 – Rushing yards as a freshman
55 – Total tackles as a freshman
75 – Total tackles as a junior
113  – Yards receiving in his career
118 – Total tackles as a sophomore
248 – Total tackles in his career
254 – Career high passing yards in a game (vs. Williamsburg – 9/25/15)
259 – Career high rushing yards in a game (vs. Williamsburg – 9/23/16)
268 – Yards passing as a junior
1,111 – Yards rushing as a junior
1,287 – Yards passing as a sophomore
1,315 – Yards rushing as a sophomore
1,596 – Yards passing in his career
2,474  – Yards rushing in his career

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