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Todd Blackledge (b. February 25, 1961 in Canton, Ohio) is a college football analyst and former NFL quarterback. February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ...


Blackledge was a three-year starter at Penn State, where he guided the Nittany Lions to 31-5 record including a national championship in 1982. In 1983, he was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, where he played for five seasons (1983-87) before ending his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1988-89). The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a prestigious state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... The NFL draft is an annual event in which National Football League franchises take turns selecting amateur football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Conference AFC Division West Founded 1960 Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Dick Vermeil All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 364-320-12 The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based in Kansas... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 508-498-21 The Pittsburgh Steelers are a National Football League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Blackledge went on to host radio sports-talk shows in Cleveland (WKNR) and Canton, Ohio (WHBC). He also did analyst work for the Big East Network, Indianapolis Colts preseason games, and ESPN. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Conference AFC Division South Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 389-390-7 The Indianapolis Colts are a National Football League team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


From 1994-98, he worked as a college football analyst for ABC Sports. In 1999, Blackledge joined CBS Sports as the lead analyst for the network's college football coverage. ABC Sports is a division of the American Broadcasting Company, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... CBS Sports is the division of the CBS Television Network that airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ...


Blackledge lives in Canton, with his wife, Cherie, and their three children.


NFL Career Statistics

424 completions, 881 attempts, 48.1 completion percentage, 5,286 passing yards, 29 touchdown passes, 38 interceptions


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McDonough showed again that he should be considered among college football's best announcers, while analyst Todd Blackledge displays a good understanding of the game but needs to be more opinionated.
Blackledge then gave the pros and cons of such a move but never offered his opinion, which is what viewers wanted to hear.
Blackledge demonstrated this by showing how Johnson threw an incomplete pass downfield, instead of dumping it off to the wide-open back coming out of the backfield.
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FRAN WRIGHT
4th September 2010
HOW TALL WAS TODD BLACKLEDGE WHEN HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS?

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