The Miami Dolphins today announced that they have signed tight end Jibri Blount. Jibri Blount didn’t play a down of college football, but he’s signed to play as a tight end. Blount is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount, Southern University Alum. He announced the signing on social media: “Plot twist. I’m in the NFL. Thank you Miami Dolphins for the opportunity, super excited to get to work.”
He also tweeted:
Blount was a basketball player at North Carolina Central University where he earned MEAC Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2019-20. Blount started 31 games that season, leading the conference in minutes per game (36.8) and steals per game (2.2). He was third in the MEAC in scoring (19.2 points per game), third in rebounding (9.5) and fifth in field goal percentage (52.5).
Jibri’s older brother, Akil, also got his chance with the Dolphins as a free agent after playing linebacker at Florida A&M. The youngest brother, Khalid, plays on the North Carolina Central football team.
Jibri began his basketball career at Cleveland State before transferring to NCC. He averaged 19.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game in his final season of college ball.