Todd Blythe
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-03-31) March 31, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth: Ames, Iowa
High School: Indianola High School (Iowa)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2010 for the Iowa Barnstormers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • All-Big 12 First Team (2005)
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Todd Blythe (born March 31, 1985 in Ames, Iowa) is a former gridiron football wide receiver who played in the Arena Football League. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Iowa State University. He is currently serving as an offensive assistant for the Northern Iowa Panthers.


Blythe is one of the most prolific receivers in Iowa State Cyclone history. He started all 45 games he played in for Iowa State and holds the school career receiving records with 176 passes caught for 3,096 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Blythe earned his degree in liberal arts in 2008.


After his senior year of college, Blythe went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft. He then spent some of the year with the New Orleans Saints.


Blythe was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football league but was released 5 months later.


In 2010, Blythe returned to his home state of Iowa, and was signed by the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League. That year he caught 66 passes for 826 yards and 22 touchdowns.


Blythe played a second season in Iowa and caught 87 passes for 1181 yards and 27 touchdowns.


Todd Blythe remained a free agent throughout the 2012 playing season.

In 2012, Blythe accepted the position of wide receivers coach for the Northern Iowa Panthers football team. Prior to joining UNI, he spent two seasons with Simpson College in his hometown of Indianola, Iowa. He served as a wide receivers coach for the Simpson Storm.[1]

Career receiving statistics

Year Team Games Rec Yards Y/R TDs
2010 Iowa Barnstormers 16 66 826 12.5 22
2011 Iowa Barnstormers 18 87 1,181 13.6 27


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