By Keisha J Kelley
May 6, 2021
We see athletes play do it year after year; season after season. We see them transition into different sports and watch the stats stack. That's just the way it goes, right? However, this transition is a little bit different with a major outcome in the end. Jibri Blount, son of NFL Hall of Famer, Mel Blount, and brother of Akil Blount, who played at Florida A&M, signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. Blount, who has never played a down of college football, is taking his talents to Miami. "Thank you Lord and thank you Miami Dolphins. Ready to get to work" #UDFA #NFL is the tweet, the young athlete tweeted. It comes as a surprise, as Jibril, who is well known for his skills on the court, and MEAC Basketball Player of the Year, made the move. His game at NCCU wasn't shabby. I mean averaging around 19.2 points and 9.2 rebounds a game is pretty solid. Add 2.2 steals in the stats, and we are cooking up magic. He helped his team respectfully win a MEAC regular season title.
Jibri, not to be confused with Akil, can possibly learn something from his big brother. Akil played linebacker at FAMU and also signed as an UDFA with the Miami Dolphins after college. Akil was stellar at his position, but has since hung up his cleats and works at the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a James Harris-Doug Williams Fellow.
We don't know how it will work out for Jibri, but what we do known is that the family seems to follow in their Hall of Famer dad's footsteps when it comes to playing football. For Jibri, we will be looking for him this fall as he takes his talents to South Beach, literally.