* 2008 Academic All-District III
A back-up at both safety positions and a key member of special teams... named Academic All-District... had 13 tackles, a half-tackle-for-loss and a half-sack... registered two tackles, including one solo tackle, in the win over No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... recorded two solo tackles and three total tackles vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... had a solo tackle at Boston College (Sept. 6)... had a career-high four tackles in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... had a half-sack to go with three solo tackles and one assisted tackle against the Gamecocks... a hard-nosed player with good bloodlines... has been a reserve in the secondary while serving as a prominent member of special teams throughout his career... his father and uncle both played in the National Football League... serves on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
Saw action in every regular season game, mostly as a key contributor on special teams... registered eight tackles... six of his tackles were solos... registered one forced fumble... had one pass break-up... made three solo tackles and had a pass break-up vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... forced a fumble on a Clemson punt return that led to a key Yellow Jacket score... had two solo tackles vs. Army (Oct. 20).
Second-team safety who played in five games . . . Made two tackles on the season . . . Saw his most significant playing time in the second half of wins over Samford, Troy and Duke . . . Credited with tackles against Troy and Duke . . . Took a redshirt year in 2005.
First-team all-state selection (Class 1A) as a utility player by the Florida Sportswriters Association . . . First-team all-county as a wide receiver by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel . . . Leading receiver for coach Pete Walker at King's Academy . . . Caught 38 passes for 805 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . Returned two punts for scores against Jupiter Christian . . . On defense, recorded 62 tackles and four interceptions, including one for a touchdown . . . Two-time all-area selection by the Palm Beach Post . . . Recorded eight interceptions and 84 tackles as a junior . . . Three-year letterwinner for coach Pete Walker at The King's Academy.
Full name is Glenn Jacob Blackwood . . . Born Feb. 20, 1987 . . . Parents are Glenn and Beth Blackwood . . . Father, Glenn Blackwood, played collegiately at Texas and then with the Miami Dolphins from 1979-87 . . . Uncle, Lyle Blackwood, played at TCU and then in the NFL from 1973-86 with Cincinnati (1973-75), Seattle (1976), Baltimore (1977-80) and Miami (1981-86) . . . Majoring in economic and industrial affairs . . . Named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll for 2005-06 . . . Football team representative on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board for 2006-07.