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  Tom Blake
Tom Blake

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Palo Alto, CA

High School:
Gunn

Last College:
UC Davis

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 255

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
06/16/1986

Experience:
2V

2008 - Appeared in five games as a starter ... Credited with four tackles agianst Tennessee ... Made five tackles at BYU ... Totaled four tackles against Arizona, including one sack for six yards ... Made two tackles against Fresno State and tipped a pass which was intercepted by Brian Price ... Had two stops against Washington State ... Missed the final seven games of the season following surgery for a sports hernia.

2007 - As a redshirt junior who earned a scholarship during Fall camp, Blake appeared in 13 games and made eight starts along the defensive front ... He tied for third on the team with 3.0 sacks and was eighth with 6.5 tackles for loss ... He was tied for second in the Pac-10 with four fumble recoveries (0.31 average) ... Blake recorded a 14-yard sack on the final play of the Stanford game ... Against BYU, he recorded a four-yard sack and also recovered a fumble ... At Utah, he started and made a career-best six tackles (two solos) and recovered a fumble that led to a field goal ... He played as a reserve versus Washington and Oregon State ... He started against Notre Dame and made three tackles, including one for loss ... He started versus California and had two tackles and also recovered a fumble ... He had two tackles at Washington State ... He started at Arizona and made one tackle for loss ... Against Arizona State, he made six tackles (five solos) ... He also had a 10-yard sack, a second tackle for loss and recovered his fourth fumble of the season ... Against Oregon, he made a career high-tying six tackles (three solos), including 0.5 for loss ... He started versus USC and had three tackles (one solo) ... He was credited with one solo tackle while starting the Las Vegas Bowl.

2006 - Redshirted after transferring from UC Davis ... Did well as a member of the scout team.

UC DAVIS - Played in 11 games as a second-year freshman in 2005 ... Made 13 tackles (eight solos), including 5.5 sacks for 24 yards and 6.0 tackles for loss ... Had two sacks versus Northern Colorado ...UC Davis was 6-5, including a victory over Stanford in which it held the Cardinal to 192 yards of total offense ... Defense allowed just 87.5 yards on the ground and 282.6 yards overall ... UCD would have ranked second in Division IAA in rushing defense and eighth in total defense but was still a provisional member ... Redshirted in 2004 and earned UCD's George Belenis Award as outstanding redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played football at Gunn HS in Palo Alto, CA ... Named to All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League and All-Mid-Peninsula first teams as a senior in 2003 ... Also named league's outstanding defensive player ... Set school record with 16.5 sacks as a senior ... Made 78 tackles (44 solos), including 14 for loss ... Also forced two fumbles, broke up eight passes and scored three touchdowns ... Earned high school's Three-Sport Award, lettering in football, basketball and golf ... Helped basketball team win league title in 2000.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Thomas Blake ... Born: June 16, 1986 in San Francisco, CA ... Parents: Cathy and James Blake ... Sister, Jennifer, graduated from UCLA ... NFL defensive lineman Michael Strahan is the athlete he admires the most ... Director's Honor Roll Spring 2007 ... Sociology major.

Varsity Statistics -
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2007

32

18-14

3.0-28

6.5-38

0

2008

17

9-8

1.0-6

1.0-6

0

Totals

49

27-2.2

4.0-34

7.5-44

0

Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Oregon, 2007; vs. Arizona State, 2007; at Utah, 2007
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Arizona State, 2007; vs. BYU, 2007; at Stanford, 2007
Tackles for Loss: 2.0 vs. Arizona State, 2007


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