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After earning his first letter last season, Blamey will compete at linebacker this fall for the Bears ... Notched game-high 7 total tackles in Maroon and White Spring Game (4/11/15) with 4 solo tackles.
2014: Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, posting 11 total tackles with a pair of blocked punts ... He ranked 18th nationally in blocked kicks ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors for game against Youngstown State (10/4/14) after he blocked a point and had a tackle ... Logged season-high 3 tackles, all solos, at national runner-up Illinois State (10/25/14) ... Was in on multiple tackles four times, including three straight games from Oct. 11-25 ... Posted 5 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/26/14) with a tackle for loss.
2013: Redshirted during his freshman season at Missouri State.
High School: Helped Monett (Mo.) High to a 10-4 record and a trip to the Missouri Class 3 semifinals in 2012 as a standout defensive back and multiple-position offensive threat ... Tallied 91 tackles and snagged 4 interceptions during his senior season for Coach Chad Depee ... Rushed for 999 yards and caught 25 passes for 599 yards with 18 total touchdowns as a senior ... Earned MFCA All-State distinction at DB and WR as well as All-Ozarks first-team and SWMFCA Regional Defensive Player of the Year laurels in 2012 ... Played in SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game ... Selected to play in the Blue/Gray All-Star Game in Tampa ... Recorded a 4.33 40 time with a 35-inch vertical at two combines.
Personal: Kurran Joseph Blamey was born 1/28/95 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Pat and Jane Blamey of Monett, Mo. ... Has a brother, Jake, and sister, Tess ... Father played baseball at Missouri ... Majoring in International Business.