|Date of birth:August 3, 1972|
|Place of birth: New York, New York|
|Undrafted in 1997|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Giants ( 1997 – 1998)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* All-A-10 (1997)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kory L. Blackwell (born August 3, 1972) is a former American football cornerback who played for the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football at Massachusetts.
Blackwell attended Nassau Community College for two years and was named a Junior College All-American before signing a letter of intent to play at UMass. While at UMass he was an All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection. Even though he only played with the Minutemen for two seasons Blackwell finished his collegiate career ranked sixth on the schools all-time pass defended list.
New York GiantsEdit
Blackwell was signed by the New York Giants in 1997 shortly after his college career as an undrafted free agent. He was invited to training camp and would spend most of the season on the team's practice squad. In 1998 Blackwell would appear in five games for the Giants mainly on special teams recording three special teams tackles. In the offseason he was allocated to the Giants NFL Europe team the Scottish Claymores and played in 10 games with the Claymores where he notched 27 tackles, 12 pass defences, eight special teams tackles and three interceptions including one returned for touchdown.
Following the season Blackwell was picked by the Cleveland Browns in the expansion draft. He spent the season with the Browns appearing primarily on special teams and as a backup cornerback and did not record a tackle.
In 2000 Blackwell would sign on with the Oakland Raiders but was cut during training camp. He would again play with the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe and recorded 29 tackles and 7 interception.
Las Vegas OutlawsEdit
For the 2001 season Blackwell would be drafted in the newly formed XFL by the Las Vegas Outlaws with the 21st overall pick in the draft. He started at cornerback with the Outlaws and recorded 22 tackles and 3 interception on the season. Blackwell appeared in NFL Europe once more this time with the Amsterdam Admirals recording 31 tackles and 2 interception; one returned for a 95-yard touchdown team record.
After the XFL season, Blackwell signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to training camp but was cut in the preseason.
New York DragonsEdit
Kory is married to Sonja Blackwell and has three sons; Karon, Rhyjon and Chey Blackwell. Kory's cousin, Demetrius Blackwell, is the murderer of NYPD Detective Brian Moore in 2015. Kory was a Juvenile Counselor with the New York City Administration for Children's Services, working at Crossroads Juvenile Center and is currently a Probation Officer with the New York City Department Of Probation. At the age of 9, Kory was in a TV commercial with Dallas Cowboys' Herschel Walker.