Blackmon, Justin

Panini Contenders 2012, #4

Card: Panini Contenders 2012
Acquired: Ebay, 2020


  • Burst onto the college scene in 2010 catching 111 passes for 1782 yards and 20 TDs for Oklahoma State.
  • Followed that up with 122 receptions for 1522 yards and 18 TDs in 2011.
  • Considered the best WR to emerge out of the 2012 Draft.
  • Selected by Jaguars at #5 overall.
  • Immediately began displaying issues with substance abuse and was arrested in June of 2012.
  • Meanwhile had solid rookie campaign, catching 64 passes for 865 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Received a 4 game suspension the following season for substance abuse.
  • Played in 4 games and contributed 415 yards on 29 receptions.
  • Received an indefinite suspension before 2013 season concluded.
  • Continued to struggle with substance abuse afterwards, and has not played another NFL down.
  • In 2021, emerged on social media and hinted at possible comeback with Jaguars, but as of this date, nothing has materialized.


  • Fred Biletnikoff Award 2010, 11
  • Paul Warfield Trophy 2010, 11
  • Unanimous All-American 2010, 11
  • NFL All-Rookie Team 2012


Justin Blackmon is a sad story along the lines of Ryan Leaf or Todd Marinovich. I really hope that Justin gets another shot if he wants one. It’d be a great comeback story- even if it was with the Jags.