Mel Blount was an exceptional cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their dominant run of four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s. After an All-American career in college at Southern University, Blount was drafted by the Steelers with the 53rd overall selection in the 1970 NFL Draft. By 1972, Blount had established himself as a starter in Pittsburgh’s secondary and he did not allow a single touchdown during that season. Blount had a physical style of playing the cornerback that would not be allowed to translate to today's game, as pass interference calls were not as strict. The leniency of pass interference calls allowed Blount to physically overpower the receiver he was cover, especially since he was bigger, faster and stronger than most guys he played against. In fact, some people call the illegal contact downfield rule, the Mel Blount rule as it was enacted due to his physical play.
Blount’s best season was in 1975, in which he led the league in interception with a career-high 11 picks. Blount also won the NFL and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year Awards, while being named to the first of five Pro Bowls. Blount was part of an intimidating defense and all-around great team in the 1970s that won four Super Bowls in six years between 1974 and 1979. In Super Bowl XIII, Blount had an interception at the end of the game to ignite the game-winning drive as the Steelers defeated the Cowboys 35-31.
Upon his retirement, Blount was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his exceptional career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount’s fans can now find amazing autographed collectibles such as signed footballs and helmets. We have countless other cool collectibles that have been signed by Mel Blount as well, such as photos and mini-helmets. All of these pieces of autographed memorabilia come guaranteed authentic and will look amazing on display in your home.
Collecting Mel Blount Memorabilia