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Alfred Blue
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Blue with the Houston Texans in 2016
No. 23     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-27) April 27, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Marrero, Louisiana
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 181
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2014 2018)
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
*SEC champion (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards     2,407
Rushing average     3.6
Rushing touchdowns     8
Receptions     69
Receiving yards     470
Receiving touchdowns     2

Alfred Calvin Blue III (born April 27, 1991) is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Blue is from Boutte, Louisiana and attended Hahnville High School. He played college football at LSU.

Early yearsEdit

Blue attended and played high school football at Hahnville High School. He rushed for 1,695 yards and 25 touchdowns along with 13 receptions for nearly 200 yards and three touchdowns in his senior season in 2009. Blue was a member of the SuperPrep Southwest Team and was named to the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen. Blue earned the honors of the Class 5A all-state first-team in 2009 and was selected as the District 6-5A 2009 Offensive MVP. Blue was also on the school's track team, where he ran the 200-meter dash in 23.5 and the 4 × 200 m relay in 1:28.70. Blue was ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.com. Blue committed to LSU to play college football under Les Miles.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Blue attended and played college football at LSU from 2010–2013.[3]

As a freshman, Blue shared the backfield with Stevan Ridley, Michael Ford, Russell Shepard, Richard Murphy, and Spencer Ware.[4] On September 11, against Vanderbilt, he had five rushes for 23 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut.[5] Overall, he finished his freshman season with 101 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.[6]

As a sophomore, Blue's role in the backfield expanded. He finished third on the team in carries, only trailing Spencer Ware and Michael Ford.[7] From September 24 to October 8, he scored a rushing touchdown in three straight games.[8][9][10] On November 12, against Western Kentucky, he had 119 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[11] In the SEC Championship against Georgia, he had 94 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the victory.[12] Overall, he finished the 2011 season with 539 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.[13]

As a junior, Blue finished fifth on the team in rushing yards and sixth in carries.[14] Due to an ACL injury, he only appeared in three games. He finished the season with 270 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with seven receptions for 45 yards.[15][16]

As a senior, Blue third on the team in rushing yards and carries.[17] Overall, he finished the season with 343 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with five receptions for 62 yards.[18]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Alfred Blue Rushing Receiving
Year School Class Pos G Rush Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2010 LSU Freshman RB 11 20 101 5.1 1 1 1 1.0 0
2011 LSU Sophomore RB 13 78 539 6.9 7 3 −3 −1.0 0
2012 LSU Junior RB 4 40 270 6.8 2 7 45 6.4 0
2013 LSU Senior RB 13 71 343 4.8 1 5 62 12.4 0
Career 41 209 1253 6.0 11 16 105 6.6 0

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Blue was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round with the 181st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[19][20] In his first regular season game as a rookie with the Texans, Blue blocked a punt against Washington Redskins punter Tress Way and returned it for a touchdown.[21] On September 21, 2014, Blue had his first career start against the New York Giants.[22] On October 5, 2014, Blue had his first career fumble recovery against the Dallas Cowboys.[23] On October 20, 2014, Blue caught his first career touchdown reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[24] On October 26, 2014, Blue caught a season-high 22-yard pass against the Tennessee Titans.[25] On November 16, 2014, Blue ran for 156 yards on a franchise-record 36 attempts against the Cleveland Browns.[26] On December 7, 2014, Blue scored his first career rushing touchdown, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[27] At that moment, Blue became the first player in franchise history with a rushing, receiving, and return touchdown in the same season.[22] On December 28, 2014, Blue set career highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (37) against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[28] Blue finished the 2014 season with 528 yards, which was the fourth-highest total for a rookie rusher in franchise history.[22][29]

In the 2015 season, Blue remained a contributor in the Texans' backfield. In Week 3, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had 139 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[30] On December 20, against the Indianapolis Colts, he had 107 rushing yards in the 16–10 victory.[31] In the regular season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 102 rushing yards in the 30–6 victory.[32] Overall, he finished the 2015 season with 698 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 109 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown.[33] The Texans won the AFC South and made the playoffs.[34] In the Wild Card Round against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had 17 carries for 99 yards in the 30–0 loss.[35]

In the 2016 season, Blue's role in the backfield dipped, but he still produced for the team. On Christmas Eve, he had 73 rushing yards and his lone rushing touchdown of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.[36] Overall, he had 100 carries for 420 yards and a rushing touchdown in the 2016 season.[37] For the second straight season, the Texans won the AFC South.[38] In the Wild Card Round against the Oakland Raiders, he was limited to four rushing yards in the 27–14 victory.[39] in the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, he had two rushing yards in the 34–16 loss.[40]

In the 2017 season, Blue's production dropped for the second straight season. On Christmas Day, he had 108 rushing yards in the 34–6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[41] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 262 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, seven receptions, and 54 receiving yards.[42]

On April 30, 2018, Blue re-signed with the Texans on a one-year contract.[43] Overall, in the 2018 season, he had 499 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[44] The Texans returned to the playoffs and faced off against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Round. In the 21–7 loss, he had 19 scrimmage yards.[45]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On April 1, 2019, Blue signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[46] On September 1, he was placed on injured reserve.[47]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games Rushing Receiving Games
Year Team GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2014 HOU 16 3 169 528 3.1 46 2 15 113 7.5 22 1 0 0
2015 HOU 16 9 183 698 3.8 41 2 15 109 7.3 21 1 2 1
2016 HOU 14 2 100 420 4.2 25 1 12 40 3.3 12 0 2 1
2017 HOU 11 0 71 262 3.7 48 1 7 54 7.7 14 0 0 0
2018 HOU 16 2 150 499 3.3 17 2 20 154 7.7 28 0 0 0
Total 62 16 673 2,407 48 3.6 8 69 470 6.8 28 2 4 2

PostseasonEdit

Season Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Year Team GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2015 HOU 1 1 17 99 5.8 49 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2016 HOU 2 0 3 6 2.0 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2018 HOU 1 0 2 8 4.0 4 0 2 11 5.5 6 0 0 0
Total 4 1 22 113 5.1 49 0 2 11 5.5 6 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Kleinpeter, Jim. "LSU football gets commitment from Hahnville's Alfred Blue" (in en-US). NOLA.com. http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2009/12/lsu_football_gets_committment.html.
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  4. "2010 LSU Fighting Tigers Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/louisiana-state/2010.html.
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  34. "2015 NFL Standings & Team Stats" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2015.
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  40. "Divisional Round – Houston Texans at New England Patriots – January 14th, 2017" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201701140nwe.htm.
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  43. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans re-sign Alfred Blue". April 30, 2018. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180501225746/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-re-sign-Alfred-Blue/bfd491ae-85a9-4c05-a4c5-5f583d3f3484.
  44. "Alfred Blue 2018 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BlueAl00.htm.
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  47. Oehser, John (September 1, 2019). "Roster moves: Jaguars make four waiver claims". https://www.jaguars.com/news/roster-moves-jaguars-make-four-waiver-claims.

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