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{{short description|American football quarterback}}
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{{other people||Geoffrey Blake (disambiguation)}}
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{{Infobox NFL biography
 
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|position=[[Quarterback]]
 
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|birth_date={{birth date and age|1970|12|4}}
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1970|12|4}}
 
|birth_place=[[Daytona Beach, Florida]]
 
|birth_place=[[Daytona Beach, Florida]]
 
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|debutyear=1992
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|draftyear=1992
 
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|draftround=6
 
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|draftpick=166
 
|draftpick=166
|college=[[East Carolina University|East Carolina]]
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|high_school=[[Seminole High School (Seminole County, Florida)|Seminole]] ([[Sanford, Florida]])
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|college=[[East Carolina Pirates football|East Carolina]]
* [[New York Jets]] ([[1992 NFL season|1992]]-[[1993 NFL season|1993]])
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* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] ([[1994 NFL season|1994]]-[[1999 NFL season|1999]])
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* [[New York Jets]] ([[1992 NFL season|1992]][[1993 NFL season|1993]])
* [[New Orleans Saints]] ([[2000 NFL season|2000]]-[[2001 NFL season|2001]])
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* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] ([[1994 NFL season|1994]][[1999 NFL season|1999]])
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* [[New Orleans Saints]] ([[2000 NFL season|2000]]–[[2001 NFL season|2001]])
 
* [[Baltimore Ravens]] ([[2002 NFL season|2002]])
 
* [[Baltimore Ravens]] ([[2002 NFL season|2002]])
 
* [[Arizona Cardinals]] ([[2003 NFL season|2003]])
 
* [[Arizona Cardinals]] ([[2003 NFL season|2003]])
 
* [[Philadelphia Eagles]] ([[2004 NFL season|2004]])
 
* [[Philadelphia Eagles]] ([[2004 NFL season|2004]])
 
* [[Chicago Bears]] ([[2005 NFL season|2005]])
 
* [[Chicago Bears]] ([[2005 NFL season|2005]])
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* [[Pro Bowl]] selection ([[1996 Pro Bowl|1995]])
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* [[Pro Bowl]] ([[1996 Pro Bowl|1995]])
 
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'''Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake''' (born December 4, 1970) is a retired [[American football]] [[quarterback]] who played in the [[National Football League]]. Although he finished his career with the [[Chicago Bears]], he was formerly a quarterback for the [[New York Jets]], [[Cincinnati Bengals]], [[New Orleans Saints]], [[Baltimore Ravens]], [[Arizona Cardinals]] and [[Philadelphia Eagles]]. He was [[NFL Draft|drafted]] in the sixth round of the [[1992 NFL Draft]] by the Jets out of [[East Carolina University]]. His only [[Pro Bowl]] appearance came with the Bengals, when he was selected for the AFC team. In that contest, Blake threw a Pro Bowl record-long 92-yard touchdown pass to [[Yancey Thigpen]].
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'''Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake''' (born December 4, 1970) is a retired [[American football]] [[quarterback]] who played in the [[National Football League]]. Although he finished his career with the [[Chicago Bears]], he was formerly a quarterback for the [[New York Jets]], [[Cincinnati Bengals]], [[New Orleans Saints]], [[Baltimore Ravens]], [[Arizona Cardinals]] and [[Philadelphia Eagles]]. He was [[NFL Draft|drafted]] in the sixth round of the [[1992 NFL Draft]] by the Jets out of [[East Carolina University]].
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His only [[Pro Bowl]] appearance came with the Bengals in [[1995 NFL season|1995]], when he was selected for the AFC team. In that contest, Blake threw a Pro Bowl record-long 92-yard touchdown pass to [[Yancey Thigpen]].
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==Career==
 
==Career==
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===College career===
 
===College career===
Blake finished seventh in the 1991 Heisman Trophy voting, while leading East Carolina to an 11&ndash;1 record and the #9 ranking at season's end. He was inducted into the East Carolina Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Blake finished sixth in the 1991 Heisman Trophy voting, while leading East Carolina to an 11&ndash;1 record and the #9 ranking at season's end. He was inducted into the East Carolina Hall of Fame in 2007.
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*1990: 116/219 for 1,510 yards with 13 TD vs. 10 INT. 118 carries for 414 yards with 4 TD.<ref>http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ecu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/06-mg-records141-168.pdf</ref>
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*1991: 203/368 for 3,073 yards with 28 TD vs. 8 INT. 77 carries for 109 yards with 3 TD.
   
 
===Professional career===
 
===Professional career===
Blake's best seasons came with Cincinnati in the mid-to-late 1990s (when he was often referred to as "Shake-N-Blake" by local media and fans); he established great rapport with Bengal receivers [[Carl Pickens]] and [[Darnay Scott]], helping the former vie for the receiving title in 1995.
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Blake's best seasons came with Cincinnati in the mid-to-late 1990s (when he was often referred to as "Shake-N-Blake" by local media and fans); he established great rapport with Bengal receivers [[Carl Pickens]] and [[Darnay Scott]], helping the former vie for the receiving title in 1995.
   
 
Blake left the Bengals after the 1999 season. He signed with the [[New Orleans Saints]] as a free agent. Blake started 11 games at quarterback before breaking his foot late in the 2000 season and being replaced by [[Aaron Brooks (American football)|Aaron Brooks]].
 
Blake left the Bengals after the 1999 season. He signed with the [[New Orleans Saints]] as a free agent. Blake started 11 games at quarterback before breaking his foot late in the 2000 season and being replaced by [[Aaron Brooks (American football)|Aaron Brooks]].
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Blake was signed by the Chicago Bears before the [[2005 NFL season]] to replace back-up quarterback [[Chad Hutchinson]]. Following an injury to the Bears' starting quarterback, [[Rex Grossman]], coach [[Lovie Smith]] opted to select rookie [[Kyle Orton]] to fill the slot. During the last game of the regular NFL season, Blake was put in to replace Kyle Orton during the fourth quarter, completing eight of nine passes.
 
Blake was signed by the Chicago Bears before the [[2005 NFL season]] to replace back-up quarterback [[Chad Hutchinson]]. Following an injury to the Bears' starting quarterback, [[Rex Grossman]], coach [[Lovie Smith]] opted to select rookie [[Kyle Orton]] to fill the slot. During the last game of the regular NFL season, Blake was put in to replace Kyle Orton during the fourth quarter, completing eight of nine passes.
   
Despite stating that he wished to continue playing for the Bears and work with Grossman,<ref>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20060321/ai_n16151519</ref> the Bears did not express any interest in re-signing Blake. His contract with the team expired before the start of the [[2006 NFL Season]]. His position was filled by Kyle Orton, who was demoted after the Bears signed [[Brian Griese]] to serve as Grossman's back-up. At the conclusion of his thirteen-year career, Blake amassed 21,711 passing yards, with 134 touchdown passes, and 99 interceptions. A mobile quarterback, Blake ran for 2,027 career rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He made 100 career starts.
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Despite stating that he wished to continue playing for the Bears and work with Grossman,<ref>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20060321/ai_n16151519{{dead link|date=April 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}</ref> the Bears did not express any interest in re-signing Blake. His contract with the team expired before the start of the [[2006 NFL season]]. His position was filled by Kyle Orton, who was demoted after the Bears signed [[Brian Griese]] to serve as Grossman's back-up. At the conclusion of his fourteen-year career, Blake amassed 21,711 passing yards, with 134 touchdown passes, and 99 interceptions. A mobile quarterback, Blake ran for 2,027 career rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He made 100 career starts.
   
==Biography==
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==See also==
Blake is married with four children - his son Emory is a receiver for Auburn and played a major role in Auburn's 2010 BCS National Championship season. Blake is the [[brother-in-law]] of former [[Dallas Cowboys]]' linebacker [[Robert Jones (American football)|Robert Jones]].
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* [[Racial issues faced by black quarterbacks]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
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| NAME = Blake, Jeff
 
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = Player of American Football
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = December 4, 1970
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Daytona Beach, Florida]]
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
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Latest revision as of 22:56, September 4, 2019

Jeff Blake
No. 9, 8, 18, 11
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1970-12-04) December 4, 1970 (age 49)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Seminole (Sanford, Florida)
College:East Carolina
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 6 / Pick: 166
Career history
* New York Jets (19921993)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (1995)
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:134–99
Yards:21,711
QB Rating:78.0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake (born December 4, 1970) is a retired American football quarterback who played in the National Football League. Although he finished his career with the Chicago Bears, he was formerly a quarterback for the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Jets out of East Carolina University.

His only Pro Bowl appearance came with the Bengals in 1995, when he was selected for the AFC team. In that contest, Blake threw a Pro Bowl record-long 92-yard touchdown pass to Yancey Thigpen.

CareerEdit

College careerEdit

Blake finished sixth in the 1991 Heisman Trophy voting, while leading East Carolina to an 11–1 record and the #9 ranking at season's end. He was inducted into the East Carolina Hall of Fame in 2007.

  • 1990: 116/219 for 1,510 yards with 13 TD vs. 10 INT. 118 carries for 414 yards with 4 TD.[1]
  • 1991: 203/368 for 3,073 yards with 28 TD vs. 8 INT. 77 carries for 109 yards with 3 TD.

Professional careerEdit

Blake's best seasons came with Cincinnati in the mid-to-late 1990s (when he was often referred to as "Shake-N-Blake" by local media and fans); he established great rapport with Bengal receivers Carl Pickens and Darnay Scott, helping the former vie for the receiving title in 1995.

Blake left the Bengals after the 1999 season. He signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent. Blake started 11 games at quarterback before breaking his foot late in the 2000 season and being replaced by Aaron Brooks.

Blake left the Saints after the 2001 season. He started 11 games for the Ravens in 2002 and 13 games for the Cardinals in 2003, but neither team expressed interest in signing him to a long-term contract.

Blake was signed by the Chicago Bears before the 2005 NFL season to replace back-up quarterback Chad Hutchinson. Following an injury to the Bears' starting quarterback, Rex Grossman, coach Lovie Smith opted to select rookie Kyle Orton to fill the slot. During the last game of the regular NFL season, Blake was put in to replace Kyle Orton during the fourth quarter, completing eight of nine passes.

Despite stating that he wished to continue playing for the Bears and work with Grossman,[2] the Bears did not express any interest in re-signing Blake. His contract with the team expired before the start of the 2006 NFL season. His position was filled by Kyle Orton, who was demoted after the Bears signed Brian Griese to serve as Grossman's back-up. At the conclusion of his fourteen-year career, Blake amassed 21,711 passing yards, with 134 touchdown passes, and 99 interceptions. A mobile quarterback, Blake ran for 2,027 career rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He made 100 career starts.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:Jets1992DraftPicks

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