TCU Career: Has played one season for TCU, making 16 starts. 2001: Played in 16 contests, starting each match, at forward for the Horned Frogs... posted one goal and two assists on the year... registered his lone goal of the season in the 18th minute in a 4-2 conference victory over Memphis... had a two-assist game against Centenary, as he set up two Matt Chambers’ goals in a 3-1 win... attempted 35 shots, placing 20 on goal, a figure that ranked second on the Horned Frogs.
Previous School: Played two seasons at Jacksonville University, appearing in 32 games and making 18 total starts. 2000: Appeared in all 15 of the Dolphins’ matches, starting 14 times... finished second on the team in goals (6), points (16) and shots (27)... tied for the team lead in assists (4)... named second-team all-conference. 1999: Saw action in 17 matches as a true freshman... scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner vs. Georgia State... had an assist against UMass in his first collegiate game.
High School: Was a four-year starter at Martin High School... voted team captain, MVP and offensive player of the year as a senior... also claimed the Fighting Warrior Award... named first-team all-district and all-region as a junior... also was the district’s offensive player of the year... helped team advance to state finals... earned all-district mention as a sophomore... tabbed to the all-state academic team.
Personal: Michael Jared Blackburn was born October 6, 1980... is the son of Tom and Brenda Blackburn... is a business management major.