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Blake Elliott for 2016 College Football Hall of Fame

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Blake Elliott Selected for 2015 College Hall of Fame Ballot

Blake Elliott
St. John's University

Position:  Wide Receiver/Returner
Years 2000-2003



MAJOR AWARDS: 2003 Gagliardi Trophy recipient…2002 Gagliardi Trophy Finalist…NCAA All-Divisions record of 47 consecutive games with a reception (still holds)  ended his career 2nd in NCAA Division III in both receptions (327) and touchdown receptions (56), 4th in receiving yards (4,200) and 5th in all-purpose yards (7,605) [prior to the 2002 season, the NCAA did not recognize postseason statistics in season and career totals]…ended his career 2nd across NCAA All Divisions in receptions (327) and 3rd in touchdown receptions (56)…2003 Stagg Bowl (NCAA Division III Championship game) Most Valuable Player…holds the NCAA Playoff records for receptions in a tournament (41) and the longest punt return (89 yards on Nov. 24, 2001, which was the only touchdown scored in the 9-6 win over Wisconsin-Stevens Point)

Team Accomplishments: 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship…2000 NCAA Division III National Runner-Up…3 Conference Championships (2001-03)…head coach John Gagliardi earned his NCAA-record win No. 409 on Nov. 8, 2003.  National Semifinalist in 2001, 2002.

 OVERALL RECORD:  50-7 (50-6 in gms. he played) 


  • National First Team All America Honors as recognized by the NCAA: AssociatedPress' Little All-American Team(2002, All America FirstTeam(2002,20030...Hewlett-Packard All-America First Team(2002,2003)
  • Conference (MIAC): 2-time MIAC Football Player of the Year (2002-03)…3-time All-MIAC Football First-Team First Team selection (2001-03)…9-time MIAC Football Athlete of the Week (6 for Special Teams and 3 for Offensive)…holds the MIAC record (conference games only) for career points scored (328) and career touchdowns (54).
  •  Individual School Honors/Records: Owns 29 individual Saint John’s records (all still stand), including career pass receptions (369); career receiving yards (4,829); touchdown receptions in a career (63) and season (22); 100-yard receiving games in a career (22) and season (8); career yards from scrimmage (5,570); career points scored (472); career touchdowns scored (78); career punt return yards (1,459); punt return touchdowns in a career (6), in a season (3), and in a game (2); career kick return yards (1,606); and all-purpose yards in a career (8,635) and a season (2,749)
  • Career Offensive Statistics: 369 Receptions for 4,826 yards(13.1 AVG.) and 63 Touchdowns in 56 Career Games(missed the 2001 Season Opener due to injury)...Long of 70 Yards;109 Carries for 744 Yards(6.8 AVG.) and 8 Touchdowns;109 Receptions for 1,374 Yards(12.6 Avg.) and 13 Touchdowns in 17 Career Postseason Games...59 carries for 417 Yards(7.1) and 4 Touchdowns in 17 Career Postseason Games.
  • CAREER SPECIAL TEAM STATISTICS:  7 total return touchdowns; 122 punt returns for 1,459 yards(12.0 AVG.) and 6 touchdowns...long of 89 yards; 73 Kickoff Returns for 1,606 yards(22.0 AVG) and 1 touchdown...long of 90 Yards.


 POST-COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CAREER:  Signed on as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 2004-05.  Suffered a career ending injury during the 2004 training camp.

 CURRENT CAREER:  Business Owner

CIVIC SERVICE: Is the co-owner and Director of Operations of Everyday Living in Eagan, Minn...Everyday Living is a foster care sytem for adults with special needs...Elliott was inspired to co-create this company following he and his family's experience with his younger brother, who suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of a car accident prior to his senior football season at SJU in 2003...served four years years as President of the J-Club(SJU's athletic booster club) and still currently serves on the board...also served on SJU's Alumni Association Board...has extensive volunteer experience at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, Minn.



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