A native of Toronto, Ontario, Blake was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches in 2011. He paved the way for a Baylor offense that ranked second nationally with 587 yards per game during the regular season, and he helped guide the Bears to school records with 777 total yards and 482 rushing yards in the Alamo Bowl win. Blake led the team with an 86% average coach's grade and 86 knockdowns during the regular season.
Starting center in all 13 games, one of eight players to start every game... Named honorable-mention All-Big 12 by league coaches and Associated Press (earned third-team midseason All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele)... Anchored o-line that ranked third in Big 12 and 24th nationally in rushing (194.6 ypg) and fourth in conference in sacks against (1.54 per game)... Totaled 82 knockdowns on season and received coach's grade of 81 percent or higher in 11 of 13 games... Had season-high nine knockdowns and earned 85 percent grade in win over Buffalo in second game... Earned top grade of 88 percent in three games, all wins, at Kansas (eight knockdowns) in fifth game, at Colorado (season-high nine knockdowns) in seventh and vs. K-State (eight knockdowns) in eighth... Moved to center from right tackle during spring drills.
Starter at right tackle for all 12 games during sophomore season i n 2009, earned first letter... One of 11 Bears to start all 12 games in 2009... Earned coach's grade of 82 percent on season... Totaled 76 knockdowns in 12 games.
Played prep ball at Champlain Regional College in Lennoxville, Quebec... Former teammate at Champlain of former Baylor linebacker Fred Plesius... Graduated from Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Etobicoke, Ontario in 2005.
Son of the late Llewellyn Blake and Patricia Blake... Full name is Philip Anthony Blake... Born Nov. 27, 1985, in Toronto.