2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 88 4 0 0 0.0

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Impressive numbers in contract year

    Blackmon (shoulder) racked up 88 tackles (65 solo), eight passes defensed with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries across 15 regular-seasongames with the Colts in 2023.

    Blackmon missed the last two games of the year due to a shoulder injury, and Indianapolis' secondary suffered for it, especially in the team's season-ending playoff loss to the Texans. The safety tallied career-high marks across the board in the final year of his rookie contract, emerging as one of the more dependable players in the Colts' secondary. If Indianapolis doesn't ultimately re-sign Blackmon, he won't have a shortage of interest on the free-agent market.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Goes to IR

    Indianapolis placed Blackmon (shoulder) on its injured reserve list Tuesday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    The move means Blackmon will miss the final two weeks of the regular season and won't be eligible to return until the week of the AFC Championship at the earliest. In the meantime, 2022 third-rounder Nick Cross will probably fill in at safety.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Won't return Sunday

    Blackmon (shoulder) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Blackmon exited in the first half with the injury and was originally considered questionable to return. His exit will be a blow to the Colts' secondary for the remainder of the matchup against Atlanta. Nick Cross will continue to fill in at strong safety.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Suffers shoulder injury

    Blackmon (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Falcons, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    The safety recorded one tackle before leaving the game. Blackmon has 87 tackles, eight passes defensed, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2023. Nick Cross has replaced him in the lineup.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Picks off another pass Saturday

    Blackmon recorded two tackles (two solo) and an interception in Saturday's 30-13 win versus the Steelers.

    In the middle of the fourth quarter, Blackmon found himself in the right place at the right time on an overthrown ball intended for George Pickens, preserving a 27-13 lead. He's having a breakout season and is a viable IDP option for Week 16.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Picks off pass

    Blackmon notched four tackles, two passes defended and an interception in Sunday's 10-6 win over the Patriots.

    Blackmon's interception came at an opportune time, as the Utah product picked off a pass intended for Mike Gesicki at the Colts' one-yard line with just 4:25 remaining, helping seal Indianapolis' victory. Blackmon now has a career-high three interceptions on the season, as well as 66 tackles (47 solo) and five passes defended. After a bye week, Blackmon and the Colts will host the Buccaneers for a Week 12 matchup.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Logs second interception

    Blackman recorded five tackles (four solo), an interception and an additional pass deflection during Indianapolis' 39-38 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

    Blackman was one of two Colts defenders to snag an interception, but that was not enough to give the team the win. The 25-year-old now has two interceptions on the season to go along with 50 tackles (15 solo).

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Snags first interception of year

    Blackmon recorded five tackles (four solo) while also intercepting a pass and deflecting another in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Titans.

    Blackmon snatched his first interception of year in the fourth quarter, stepping in front of a pass from Ryan Tannehill that was intended for DeAndre Hopkins. The pick put the game on ice for Indianapolis, and the safety is now up to 41 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection over the first five games of 2023.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Nine tackles in loss

    Blackmon recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss to the Rams.

    Blackmon continues to be incredibly active on the Colts' defense, compiling at least nine takedowns for the third straight week. The safety registered a career-high 50 tackles over 14 games in 2022, but he's already at 36 stops through four contests in 2023.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Gets double-digit tackles again

    Blackmon recorded 12 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 22-19 overtime win at the Ravens.

    Blackmon was second on his squad in tackles in Week 3, and he looks primed for a career year as a starting safety, provided he can stay healthy. That said, Indianapolis will probably see significantly fewer looks against the run when they host the Rams in Week 4.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Racks up 10 tackles Week 2

    Blackmon logged 10 tackles (seven solo) against the Texans in Sunday's Week 2 victory.

    Blackmon ranked second on Indianapolis in stops behind Zaire Franklin, who tallied 13. Blackmon has played on every defensive snap for the Colts through two weeks and has totaled 15 tackles. He set a career high with 50 stops over 14 contests last season.

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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Five tackles in season opener

    Blackmon started at strong safety and had five tackles in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

    Blackmon had an off day in coverage by allowing three receptions on four targets for 42 yards, according to Pro Football Focus. However, he enters the regular season healthy after missing time in training camp to a hamstring injury. Blackmon played all 70 snaps on defense. A return to full strength is a good sign since he's struggled to stay on the field. The 2020 third-rounder was limited to six games in 2021 due to an Achilles injury, and last season he missed three games and parts of another due to an ankle injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Layton, UT
Age: 25
School: Utah
Experience: 4