Glenn Blackwood

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Glenn Blackwood
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Blackwood pictured in a defensive play for the Dolphins during the 1985-86 AFC Championship game
No. 47
Personal information
Born: (1957-02-23) February 23, 1957 (age 63)
San Antonio, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Winston Churchill
(San Antonio, Texas)
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 8 / Pick: 215
Career history
Career NFL statistics

Glenn Allen Blackwood (born February 23, 1957) is a retired professional football player, He played safety for nine seasons in the National Football League.


Blackwood was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Churchill High School.[1] He attended the University of Texas.[2] His brother Lyle Blackwood also played in the NFL, and they were teammates from 1981 through 1986 with the Miami Dolphins. On a Monday night game against Buffalo in 1981, Glenn at strong safety and Lyle at free safety ganged up to put some heavy hits on the Bills’ players, prompting a Miami sportswriter to dub them "The Bruise Brothers." The moniker stuck.[3][4] Blackwood finished his career with 29 interceptions and 13 fumble recoveries. His four fumble recoveries in 1980 led the NFL.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Blackwood owns a home in Wellington, Florida. His son Glenn Jacob "Jake" Blackwood played football at Georgia Tech.[6] Blackwood coached his son in high school, serving as head football coach of The King's Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2001 and 2002 and as an assistant football coach from 2003 to 2006.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Glenn Blackwood". Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Glenn Allen Blackwood". Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Bruise Brothers Want To Make Most Of This Show Blackwood". SunSentinel. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "Miami Dolphins: The 100 Greatest Players in Team History". bleacher report. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Glenn Blackwood". Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "47 Jake Blackwood". The Official Home of Georgia Tech Athletics. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "Sun-Sentinel: Ex-Dolphin Will Coach King's Academy Team". Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  8. ^ "Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Jackets' NFL Dads Differ in Approach". Retrieved 2014-10-15.

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