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Miami Dolphins Announced on Thursday They have signed the outstanding Ghibli brand of former North Carolina Central Basketball as a tight end of free agents.Former Steelers star defensive back, Mel Blount’s son, Blount, did not play College football, But by playing tight end you will be the latest ex-university hoop star to get shots NFL..

“Plot Twist … I’m in the NFL!” Brant Written on Instagram With a photo of yourself wearing dolphin apparel. A 6-foot-7 former Cleveland and North Carolina basketball player enjoyed the breakout season as a redshirt senior during the 2019-20 season and was named MEAC Basketball Player of the Year after an average of 19.1 points and 9.3 rebounds for the team. I did. Won the MEAC regular season title.

With his frame and rebounding ability, it’s not hard to imagine Blount fitting into other former college basketball forwards that have evolved into productive NFL players, including tight-end success.

Antonio Gates is the most prominent example of a college basketball tycoon who made the transition to the NFL. Former Kent State University Hoop Star was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection with a 16-season tight end at the Chargers. The five-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham was also a forward for the Miami Hurricane basketball team before switching to football and succeeding in the tight end.

They are just two of the few former college hoop players who have been successful with grid irons. Given that his father is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ghibli Brandt also seems to have genetics on his side. His father, Mel Blount, was a five-time Pro Bowl selection that won four Super Bowls as Steelers cornerbacks between 1970 and 1983.

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Dolphin signs Mel Blount’s son Jibri Blount after a basketball career in North Carolina Central, but not football

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