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Blake Rankin
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Blake Rankin 1872063
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Bloomsburg, Pa.
High School: Bloomsburg
Other College: Rutgers
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 2 Letters

Third-year member of the squad as a senior quarterback • one of 10 seniors on the squad • former transfer from Rutgers where he was a two-year backup but did not see action • will enter season as the team's No. 2 signal-caller behind sophomore returning starter Joe Walker • once again gives Delaware one of the most able backups in the Colonial Athletic Association • will also serve as holder on placements for kicker Frank Raggo • hit on 5 of 8 passes for 33 yards and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Diante Cherry in the Blue-White spring game in May.

Battled Walker for the starting quarterback spot throughout preseason and earned starting spot in season opener vs. Jacksonville • shared duties before Walker took over in Week 2 vs. Lafayette • played in two games with the one start and hit on 11 of 19 passes for 111 yards with a long toss of 43 yards • hit on 6 of 10 passes for 60 yards and rushed twice for nine yards vs. Jacksonville • hit Diante Cherry on a 43-yard pass play that was the longest pass connection of the season for the Hens • also saw action vs. Albany in relief of Walker in the second half and completed 5 of 9 passes for 51 yards • served as a game captain for the Albany contest • went 4 for 8 for 25 yards and an interception in Blue-White spring game in May.

Transfered to Delaware from Rutgers during the summer • did not see game action as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind a pair of seniors in starter Trent Hurley and backup Justin Burns • earned Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference honors.

Played two seasons as backup quarterback at Rutgers in 2012 and 2013 for former head coach Kyle Flood • did not see game action over two seasons • teams went 15-11 in two seasons under Flood, a former UD assistant coach • team went 9-4, won a share of the Big East title, and played in the Florida Citrus Bowl in 2012 • member of 2012 team when current UD head coach Dave Brock served as offensive coordinator at Rutgers • named to American Athletic Conference All-Academic team in 2013.

Four-year letterwinner for head coach Larry Sones at Bloomsburg High School • started all four seasons at quarterback for the Panthers • guided team to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the district championship game in 2011 • completed 130 of 236 passes for 2,129 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior • also rushed for 1,476 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2011 • ranked 15th in Pennsylvania history with 6,917 career passing yards • three-star recruit nationally by, and • rated the No. 2 quarterback in Pennsylvania and the state’s 22nd overall prospect by • top-ranked quarterback in the Keystone State and the nation’s No. 25 quarterback according to • led Panthers to an 8-3 record as a junior and a spot in the District 4 playoffs • team averaged 38.1 points per game as a junior • hit on 74 of 150 for 1,400 yards with 17 touchdowns and three interceptions as a junior in 2010 • gained 977 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.

Blake Steven Rankin • born July 9, 1993 • health behavior science major at Delaware • son of Bruce and Kim Rankin • father attended West Chester (Pa.) University • youngest of four children • brother, Bruce, played football at Millersville (Pa.); brother, Bryan, played football at Bloomsburg (Pa.); and sister, Stephanie, played basketball at Bloomsburg • enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, surfing, and playing golf in his spare time.


Year G/S Rating Comp. Att.
Pct. Yards
TD Int.
2016  5/1      5  40.0 69    5
2015 2/1 107.0 11 19 57.9 111 0 0 43
TOTALS 2/1 107.0 11 19 97.9 180 0 0 48


Year G/S Rush Att. Yards
TD Long.
2016 5/1 5 -16 -3.2 0 5
2015 2/1 4 18 4.5 0 9
TOTALS 2/1 9 2 1.3 0 14

Passing Yards: 60 vs. Jacksonville, 2015
Completions: 6 vs. Jacksonville, 2015

Rushing Yards: 14 vs. Jacksonville, 2015

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