UCLA — Blane has made significant contributions in UCLA’s multiple-tight end formations throughout his career … The most experienced of the tight ends, he is in contention for the starting job … Does everything right … Hustles all the time and is a team player … He also contributes on special teams.
2002 — Saw early action in the Colorado State, Oklahoma State, Colorado and San Diego State games as Keith Carter recovered from an ankle injury … Also appeared in the Arizona and USC games … Used primarily as a blocker in multiple tight end formations.
2001 — Saw action in eight games overall and five games as a reserve tight end … Did a good job along the line of scrimmage … Did not catch a pass … Member of the kickoff return unit on special teams … Sat out the Washington State, Oregon and USC games following an injury at Stanford.
2000 — Did not appear in a game but did a good job helping the defense prepare each week.
1999 — Did not appear in a game during his first year in the program and has one season of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered three years in football as a tight end and linebacker for coach Rick Hayashida at El Camino Real High in Woodland Hills, CA … Earned first-team all-league honors as a senior … A versatile performer who played inside and outside linebacker, defensive tackle and end, tight end and offensive tackle in addition to handling kicking chores … A pre-season All-America selection by Tom Lemming … National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete … As a senior, he had a 100% completion percentage as a tight end and was credited with 63 tackles and one sack as a linebacker … Made 127 tackles with three sacks as a junior, earning second-team all-league acclaim … El Camino won the City 3-A championship his junior season … Also participated in track and was the Northwest Valley shot put champion as a junior … Earned three letters in track for coaches Martin and Lepisto … Named All-City in track with bests in the shot put in his senior year of 51-3 and his junior year of 50-0 … Also earned two letters in basketball for coach Ludlow … A four-time scholar-athlete in football and was listed on the Honor Roll in three semesters … Finalist for California state Sportsman of the Year.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Blane Edward Kezirian … Born: May 17, 1981 in Honolulu, HI … Parents: Ed and Kay Kezirian … Has two younger sisters — Christine and Jaclyn … Father is an administrator in the UCLA athletic department and former Bruin football player (offensive lineman, 1972-73) and assistant coach (1982-92) who served as interim head coach during the bowl game win over New Mexico … Lists Tony Gonzales of the Kansas City Chiefs as one of the athletes he most admires … Hobbies include playing basketball … Lists Physical Therapy as a possible career objective … Earned spot on the Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 2000 (3.03 GPA), Winter 2002 (3.23), Spring 2002 (3.43) and Winter 2003 (3.43) … History major.