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Bernard Blake
23  Bernard Blake
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bastrop, Texas

High School:
Bastrop

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

09/01/2013

Postgame notes

09/01/2013

Rams come up short in Rocky Mountain Showdown

Bibbs scores twice as Rams lose 41-27

03/25/2013

Rams Football begins Spring practices on Tuesday, March 26

Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain

02/22/2013

Inside the "Ram U" program with Shaq Bell and Bernard Blake

Cornerbacks talk offseason strength and conditioning, other topics

12/21/2012

Final Weekly Football Release

Year-End Review for 2012

11/12/2011

CSU vs. San Diego State highlights

CSU vs. San Diego State highlights; Nov. 12, 2011

12/21/2013

Colorado State vs. Washington State

Colorado State takes on WSU in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

09/28/2013

CSU football vs. UTEP - Sept. 28, 2013

CSU football vs. UTEP - Sept. 28, 2013; photos by Dan Byers

09/01/2013

2013 Rocky Mountain Showdown

2013 Rocky Mountain Showdown - Sports Authority Field at Mile High

03/30/2013

CSU Football Spring Practice Day 4

Pictures from Saturday's spring practice (Photos taken by Stu Buchanan)

11/24/2012

Colorado State vs. New Mexico

Colorado State vs. New Mexico; Nov. 24, 2012

Career Division I games played/started: 34/14 (14/9 in 2013...9/5 in 2012...11/0 in 2011).

2013 (Junior):
Played in all 14 games for Colorado State (nine starts), registering 64 tackles (43 solo), 12 pass breakups and one interception.

  • Recorded 11 tackles in the season opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 1), including a tackle for loss
  • Had tackles for loss vs. San Jose State (Oct. 12) and at Utah State (Nov. 23)
  • Against No. 1 Alabama (Sept. 21), picked off quarterback A.J. McCarron, only McCarron's fifth interception in two seasons prior to that point
  • In a road loss at Utah State (Nov. 23), recorded his second double-digit tackle effort of the year with 10 stops
  • Set a career-high with 12 stops and 1.5 tackles for loss in the season finale vs. Air Force (Nov. 30), his second-consecutive game with double digit tackles
  • Tied for the third-most single-season pass breakups since 2000 with 11
  • Played a crucial role in limiting Utah State to 43 yards, the fewest passing yards against the Rams since Oct. 31, 2003 vs. Air Force (29 yards)
  • Served as team captain at Tulsa (Sept. 7) and at New Mexico (Nov. 16)

2012 (Sophomore): Bernard Blake played in nine games, recording five starts for a young Rams secondary...he registered 24 tackles and three pass breakups.

  • Previously used as a reserve in the secondary, started in season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 1)...registered two tackles before injuring hamstring late in the game
  • Missed two games due to hamstring injury but returned to play against Utah State (Sept. 22)
  • Was voted weekly defensive captain by his teammates and coaching staff prior to the Fresno State (Oct. 6) game...played a crucial role in limiting Fresno State's offense to its lowest passing output of 2012
  • Recorded a then career-high seven tackles (4 solo) in Colorado State's home victory against UNLV (Nov. 10)
  • Had another four solo tackles game on the road at Boise State (Nov. 17)
  • Concluded the season with a three-tackle performance at home against New Mexico (Nov. 24)...broke up a second-down pass as the Lobos drove down the field and attempted to steal a win away from the Rams

2011 (Freshman): A speedy reserve corner, played in 11 games...Made his college debut in season-opener at New Mexico (Sept. 3)...Saw defensive action in home-opening win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 10) and several other games during the year...Had a tackle for loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12)...In loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), broke up a third-down pass to force a three-and-out punt in the first quarter...Did not play in season finale vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), with a concussion.

2010: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first year of college eligibility...Sustained a leg injury during fall camp.

High School: A four-year letterman at Bastrop (Texas) High School, east of Austin, played exclusively on defense his final two years...A first-team all-district and all-CenTex DB as a senior, garnered Bastrop County Defensive Player of the Year honors, leading the Bears to a 9-2 mark and the state playoffs, turning around a program that had combined to go 6-24 over the previous three seasons...Also in 2009 received all-state recognition from Rivals.com (second-team) and the Associated Press (honorable mention), in Texas' highest classification, 5A; was listed next to a prospect expected to sign with the University of Texas on the Rivals team...Blocked three kicks in 2009, along with 49 tackles (one for a safety), 12 passes broken up, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two INTs...Served as a team captain his junior year, when he was honorable mention on the all-district team, with 41 stops, nine PBUs, two INTs and one forced fumble ...Also lettered two years in track entering his senior campaign, and played basketball...Head football coaches were Gerald Perry, David Halbrook and Ron Schroeder...Earned academic all-district honors with a 3.52 GPA...Has 4.51 speed in the 40-yard dash...Also recruited by TCU, Colorado, UTEP, Texas-San Antonio, North Texas and Air Force.

Personal: Given name Bernard Maurice Blake Jr. ...Born Feb. 28, 1992, in Austin, Texas...Son of Charlotte Garrett and Bernard Blake Sr. ...Has two older sisters and a younger brother...Cousin, Raymond Long, played football at Trinity Valley CC and Tarleton St....Made appearances at the Centre Avenue Health & Rehab Facility in Fort Collins, working social events with patients, in February 2011...Before the 2011 season, spent time with less-fortunate kids, assisting with summer programs at the Harmony Mobile Home Park...In the Spring of 2013, volunteered at Respite Care...Majoring in apparel and merchandising...Hometown: Bastrop, Texas.

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