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Emory Blake, WR

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Austin, TX
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 189 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
(Entering 2012) Holds AU record for longest play from scrimmage, a 94-yard TD catch and run vs. ULM (10/2/10) off a Cam Newton pass ... Four 100-yard career receiving games, fifth all-time at Auburn ... Broke the 1,000-yard career receiving barrier vs. Ole Miss in 2011, the 24th player in school history to accomplish the feat ... TD reception in seven consecutive games from 2010-11 the second longest streak in school history (8, Terry Beasley, 1971) ... 17th in AU history with 1,233 yards receiving and ninth with 13 receiving touchdowns.
2011 Season
SEC Coaches Pre-Season Second Team ... Biletnikoff Award Watch List ... Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC Third Team ... Appeared in 11 games with eight starts ... Led team with 36 catches for 613 yards; second on team with five TD receptions ... Finished seventh in SEC receiving yards per game (55.7) and 10th in receptions per game (3.3) ... Three 100-yard receiving games (Miss State, Georgia, Virginia) ... TD catch in first four games of season gave him streak of seven consecutive games (back to 2010), the second longest streak in school history (Terry Beasley, 8 games in 1971) ... Led Auburn with 95 receiving yards on three receptions and a TD in opener against Utah State, including a long reception of 56 ... Career highs of seven catches, 108 receiving yards against Mississippi State ...?Scored on a 46-yard pass from Barrett Trotter ... Hauled in a 36-yard fourth-down TD for his lone catch against Clemson ... Grabbed five balls for 78 yards and a score against FAU ... Three receptions for 16 yards at South?Carolina before suffering an injury ... Grabbed six balls for 101 yards in loss at Georgia ... 11 catches for 172 yards and a TD against Ole Miss and Georgia after just two snaps in previous three games (Arkansas,?Florida, LSU) due to injury ... Six catches while tying a career-high with 108 receiving yards in the bowl game against Virginia.
2010 Season
Played in 14 games with six starts ... Led team in TD receptions (8) ... Shared longest pass play in SEC with QB Cam Newton (94 yds vs. ULM) ... Third on team in receptions (33) and yards (554) ... In SEC opener vs. Mississippi State, took Newton pass 39 yards for first career TD... Finished game vs. MSU with two receptions with a game-high 39 yards ... Against South Carolina, three catches for 33 yards including a 12-yard TD in 4th quarter ... Against ULM, 101 yards receiving on two catches including an AU record 94-yard TD catch and run ... Two catches for 28 yards and a TD vs. Arkansas ... TD came on 15-yard pass from Cam Newton that gave AU 44-43 lead in fourth quarter ... Against Ole Miss, six catches for 88 yards with a long grab of 28 ... Against UTC, hauled in three passes for 45 yards including a 20-yard TD reception ... Against Georgia, led Tigers with 64 receiving yards on three catches ... Had long catch of 26 yards ... Against Alabama, had team-high three catches totaling 39 yards with a 36-yard TD grab ... The scoring catch was AU's first of game and came with 5:08 left in the second quarter ... In SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, caught five passes for 63 yards with a TD catch on 7-yard pass from Cam Newton that gave AU 49-14 lead in fourth quarter ... Against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game, tied for team high with 54 receiving yards on four catches including a 30-yard TD catch that gave AU 16-11 lead in second quarter ... In last six games, averaged four receptions and 58.8 yards per game with four TD ... First AU player with a TD?catch in last three games of season since Ben Obomanu in 2004
2009 Season
Appeared in 11 games, one start ... Had a catch in four consecutive games to end the season ... Notched first career reception vs. LSU, a 16-yard grab ... Hauled in five passes for 32 yards vs. Furman ... 3-yard catch vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl.
High School
High School Coach: Rodney Vincent ... As a senior, caught 64 passes for 936 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing for 643 yards and four scores on 74 carries ... 2008 District 25-5A Offensive MVP ... 22 grabs for 412 yards and five scores in just six games as a junior, while also carrying 38 times for 289 yards and two TD ... Ranked 42nd nationally among receivers and 39th in Texas Top 100 by Rivals.com ... Listed as No. 72 receiver by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... Named to the Orlando Sentinel's 2008 All-Southern football team ... Selected to the All-Midlands Region team by PrepStar.
Born July 18, 1991 ... Son of Jeff and Lewanna Blake ... Father was an NFL quarterback for 14 years ... Major: Public Administration.
Latest News
03/06/2013 - 2013 Auburn Pro Day: Emory was one of 14 former Auburn players who participated in pro day Tuesday, a group that included defensive end Corey Lemonier, Lutzenkirchen, running back Onterio McCalebb and linebacker Daren Bates. He was the only one whose father was part of the action. In the biggest workout of his life, Emory ran an unofficial 4.62-second, 40-yard dash along with a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. His 40-yard time didn't reach expectations. "No, I'm not OK with it," said Blake, who wanted to run a 4.5-second dash. "I'm slightly disappointed because I ran faster before, and I could've done a better job. But, you know, there's nothing I can do about it now. I did my best today, and I still felt like I had a solid day." Yet, moments after playing catch with his dad, Emory couldn't help but smile. It had always been the plan, since the days Emory was a child catching fades in his Jeff's oversized Cincinnati Bengals jersey. Jeff said he didn't have to prepare much for his part. His natural ability to sling the football never left, something he proved while tossing bullets Tuesday. They talked about it through the years, looking ahead to the day Emory would get his shot to play in the league his dad called home. "It's something that I always planned," Emory said. "Sometimes you don't know how the old man's going to hold up, but he's held up nice. So it was an easy decision for me. He's always thrown the ball well, and still throws the ball well. - Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn News

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