Chase Blackburn is a 6-3, 247-pound linebacker for the NFL’s New York Giants. He entered the league undrafted in 2005 after playing for Akron University.
At Akron, he started 34 of 45 games and notched a total of 292 tackles (179 of which were solo), 11 sacks and 38.5 tackles for losses. He also grabbed three interceptions.
His first season with the Giants was spent as a backup linebacker and special teams player. Late in the 2006 season, Blackburn started against the Washington Redskins in place of Carlos Emmons, who was injured. In the first half, he returned an interception for a touchdown. Later in the game, he suffered a neck injury and left the game.
In three seasons with the Giants, Blackburn has made 69 tackles (56 solo stops) and one interception. He was a member of the 2007 Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants.