- Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com and Rivals.com and two-star by Scout.com.
- Three-time letterwinner at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colo.
- In 2012, blocked for a 1,700-yard rusher in Trey Smith and helped the Huskies rush for over 2,500 rushing yards and score 23 TDs.
- Denver Post, MaxPreps, and Mile High Sports named him first-team All-Colorado and he also earned first-team all-Continental League honors after his senior season.
- Finished the season 5-5 after a loss in the first round of the Colorado state 5A playoffs 26-3 to Fountain-Fort Carson.
- As a junior the Huskies finished the year 4-6 but had another successful season on the ground, rushing for 1,800 yards and 21 TDs.
- His 76.5-inch wingspan helped him earn second-team All-Continental League honors.
- Head football coach was Jeff Ketron.
- Also lettered in wrestling.
- Played with CSU defensive back Casey Joy and against wide receiver Joe Hansley during his prep career.
- Excelled in the classroom as well with a 3.33 grade-point average.
Personal: Given name is Blake Nowland...born on Nov. 26, 1994 in Boise, Idaho...parents are Keith and Susan Nowland...has one younger sister, Mackenzie...undecided on a major at CSU...Hometown: Castle Rock, Colo.
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