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#14 Anthony Blue
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Cedar Hill, Texas
High School: Cedar Hill

Honors & Awards

  • First-Team Freshman All-Big 12 (2007, Sporting News)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2009, 2010)


2011 Outlook
Senior Anthony Blue returned to the practice field this spring after battling back from a second knee injury in three seasons. Blue missed all of the 2010 season after a fall knee injury sidelined him for the entire season.

The 5-10, 190-pound Blue provides a veteran presence at cornerback, where Nebraska returns all-conference performer Alfonzo Dennard, but is otherwise very young. Blue owns good speed and coverage skills, and has made an impact as both a cornerback and on special teams when he has been on the field in 2007 and 2009. Blue owns good speed and coverage skills, and he will look to get back into the mix for playing time at cornerback as a fifth-year senior in 2011.

Blue is majoring in art and is on track to graduate in December of 2011.

2010 (Junior)
Blue missed the entire season after suffering a second major knee injury.

2009 (Sophomore)
Blue appeared in each of the final 11 games. He made four unassisted tackles with one each against Iowa State, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona. Blue served as the gunner on the punt team and played a key role in punter Alex Henery leading the Big 12 in punts downed inside the 20, as Blue was often the first man in position to down the punt.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
Blue redshirted in 2008, after suffering a knee injury during winter conditioning. He returned to the practice field in October.

2007 (Redshirt)
Blue emerged as a true freshman, playing in all 12 games with starts against Kansas State and Colorado. Blue made 18 tackles, including nine solo stops. He made 13 tackles in the final three games, including three at Kansas, and a season-high five stops against both Kansas State and Colorado. He added a pass breakup against the Wildcats. His play earned him freshman All-Big 12 honors from The Sporting News.

Before Nebraska (Cedar Hill HS)
Blue was a standout performer for Cedar Hill, a powerhouse in the Texas Class 5A ranks. Blue played a key role for Coach Joey McGuire, as Cedar Hill captured the Texas Class 5A state title with a perfect 16-0 record. Blue was a second-team all-state selection, first-team all-district pick and second-team all-area in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Blue made 60 tackles and intercepted two passes as a senior, while breaking up another 20 passes. Blue was ranked among the top 75 defensive back prospects in the nation by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. In addition to his outstanding play on the gridiron, Blue was a track standout for Cedar Hill. Although he didn't place in the state track meet, Blue ran a personal best of 21.17 in the 200-meter dash in the district meet. Blue only visited Nebraska, but received a number of offers, including Baylor, Purdue and Wisconsin.

Personal
Anthony was born on Feb. 6, 1989, and is the son of Shawndra Blue and Anthony Blue Sr. Blue was a member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in both 2009 and 2010. He has assisted with Nebraska’s team hospital visits and as a volunteer for American Education Week, the F Street Recreation Center and the Legacy Retirement Center among others. Blue competed with the NU track team in the winter of 2008, running the 60 and 200 meters during six indoor meets. 

Blue's Career Statistics

 

 

Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2007

12/2

9

9

18

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

2008 Redshirt                    
2009 11/0 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2010 DNP - Injured                    

Totals

23/2

13

9

22

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

Single-Game Highs
Tackles-
5 vs. Kansas State, 2007
Pass Breakups- 1 vs. Kansas State, 2007