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Beau  Blankenship

Player Profile

RS Senior

Norman, Okla.

High School:
Norman North

Last College:
Iowa State

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 206



#Solich10for10: No. 4 - Ohio vs. ULM - 2012

Ohio's dominating 45-14 victory over Louisiana Monroe in the 2012 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl checks in at No. 4 on the #Solich10for10 countdown


Bobcat Backfield Full of Speed, Confidence

Ohio features strong depth at running back


Foster Signs Free Agent Deal with the Minnesota Vikings

Blankenship, Boykin, McGrath and Prior earn NFL tryouts


ON THE CLOCK: Ohio Football Has a Strong NFL Draft History

Five Bobcats have been selected in the NFL Draft over the last six years


#OhioFBSpring14 - Pro Day

Carrie, Foster shine for NFL scouts.


MAC Media Day Interviews - Donte' Foster and Beau Blankenship

Bobcats picked to win MAC East for the second-consecutive season


Ohio RB Beau Blankenship Feature

Blankenship rushed for 1,604 yards in 2012 as a junior.


Ohio vs. ULM

Independence Bowl


Ohio vs Miami (Ohio)

Ohio vs Miami (Ohio)


Ohio vs Norfolk State

Ohio vs Norfolk State


Ohio vs. Utah State - 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Ohio vs. Utah State - 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - AP Photo Gallery

2012 Independence Bowl Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player
2012 All-MAC Second Team
2012 Phil Steele All-MAC First Team
2012 Phil Steele Midseason All-America
2012 CBS Sports Midseason All-America
2012 SI.com Midseason All-America
2012 Phil Steele Midseason All-Conference First Team

Games with 100-or-more yards rushing
Nov. 10, 2011: at Central Michigan - 129
Sept. 1, 2012: at Penn State - 109
Sept. 8, 2012: vs New Mexico State - 168
Sept. 15, 2012: at Marshall - 102
Sept. 22, 2012: vs Norfolk State - 109
Sept. 29, 2012: at Massachusetts - 269
Oct. 13, 2012: vs. Akron - 108
Nov. 14, 2012 at Ball State - 161
Nov. 23, 2012 at Kent State - 145
Dec. 28, 2012 vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Independence Bowl) - 104
Nov. 29, 2013 vs. Massachusetts - 124

2013: Finished the year with 910 yards rushing and five touchdowns... Rushed for a season-high 83 yards on just 14 carries (5.9 average) against North Texas... Ripped off a pair of 25-yard plus runs against the Mean Green... Rushed for a pair of touchdowns against Marshall to help the Bobcats to their third-consecutive win over the Herd... Rumbled for a game-high 67 yards on 14 carries (4.8 average) against Akron... Rushed for a team-best 70 yards against Central Michigan (Oct. 12)... Averaged 5.2 yards per carry against Eastern Michigan and rushed for 62 yards... Also added a pair of touchdowns against the Eagles (Oct. 19)... Rushed for a season-best 172 yards (8.6 yards per carry) at home against Miami (Oct. 26)... Rushed for 76 yards on 23 carries vs. Kent State (Nov. 19)... Closed out the regular season by rushing for a season-high 124 yards (Nov. 29)... Totaled 66 yards on the ground against East Carolina (Dec. 23).

2012: Named 2012 All-MAC Second Team and Phil Steele All-MAC First Team... Finished the year with a school record 1,604 yards rushing... He also tallied 15 touchdowns on the year, which tied for second all-time... Carried the ball 31 times for 109 yards in Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1 ... Caught seven passes for 72 yards at Penn State... Surpassed his single game career-high in the first half with 134 yards versus New Mexico State in the Bobcats' home-opener... Would go on to finish with 168 yards against the Aggies... Rushed for 102 yards at Marshall... Tied a school record with 43 carries at UMass and rushed for 269 yards against the Minutemen, marking just the sixth time in school history in which an Ohio running back has surpassed 250 yards rushing... Dashed for 108 yards on 17 carries against Akron... Cracked the 1,000-yard rushing plateau at Miami as he rushed for 74 yards on 16 carries... He also scored the Bobcats' first touchdown of the afternoon against the RedHawks... Averaged 6.5 yards per carry and scored one touchdown against Eastern Michigan... Finished the game with 72 yards rushing... Carried the ball 18 times for 97 yards against Bowling Green and posted an average of 5.4 yards per rush... Became the first running back since Kalvin McRae to rush for three touchdowns in a single game as he scored three times at Ball State... He also rushed for 161 yards against the Cardinals... Surpassed 100 yards rushing for the eighth time as he dashed for 145 yards at Kent State to become the Bobcats' all-time single season rushing leader, surpassing former Bobcat Kalvin McRae... Recorded his school record ninth 100-yard rushing game on the year as he dashed for 104 yards in the 2012 Independence Bowl (Dec. 28)... Set a Independence Bowl record with four touchdowns.

2011: Played 13 games, rushing 93 times for 462 yards and four touchdowns ... Ripped off a 48-yard run at Central Michigan on Nov. 10 ... Scored first touchdown of the season at New Mexico State on Sept. 3 ... Rumbled for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries at CMU on Nov. 10 ... Caught two passes for 16 yards at Rutgers on Sept. 24 ... Rushed for 50 yards or more on four occasions ... Scored 24 total points for the Bobcats.

2010: Redshirted.

Prior to Ohio: Attended Norman North High School ... Played seven games for Iowa State in 2009, rushing four times for 11 total yards ... Finished high school career with 5,050 rushing yards and 59 total touchdowns.

Personal: A Communication Studies major ... Son of Cynthia and Charlie ... Has one sister, Brittany ... Born Aug. 13, 1990 ... Enjoys watching the Oklahoma City Thunder, playing X-Box and playing golf ... Is involved with Athletes in Action.