Alex Blake led the Tigers with 10 special teams tackles.
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Alex Blake led the Tigers with 10 special teams tackles.
Alex Blake Has Been Very Special Player
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 07/28/2012
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TOWSON, Md. - As Alex Blake enters his senior season, he has established himself as a very valuable player for the Tigers. Not only has he been a deep threat at wide receiver during his career, he has done a terrific job on special teams.

In 2011, he helped the Tigers win their first-ever Colonial Athletic Association title in a number of ways. He appeared in all 12 games and caught 17 passes for 187 yards. The  Tigers' fourth-leading receiver, he averaged 11.0 yards per reception.

On special teams, he was even more effective. He led the Tigers with 10 special teams tackles in 12 games. In the season opener, Morgan State's Tyrone Hendrix tried to quiet the near-capacity crowd by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. However, Blake saved a touchdown by tackling him at the Tigers' 14-yard line. Morgan had to settle for a field goal and Towson went on to a 42-3 win. In the second half, Blake also made a tackle after a 41-yard kickoff return.

He went on to make two more tackles at Maryland and had a pair of tackles in the regular season finale at Rhode Island.

One of the Tigers' fastest wide receivers, he enters his senior year with 40 career receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns.


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