Denver Bronco Player Profile – Philip Blake


A general view outside the Denver Broncos headquarters at Dove Valley – home for Philip Blake since 2012. (Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

As the regular season approaches, I am continuing to focus on the offensive linemen of the Denver Broncos.  Continue reading to find a bit more about Philip Blake, the man that indirectly ended up in Colorado due to Tim Tebow being traded to the New York Jets.

Birth date and location: November 27, 1985 – Toronto, Ontario (age 27)

Height: 6-3

Weight: 320

Jersey number: 64

High school: Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School


  • Freshman season at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX
  • Baylor University

NFL Draft: 2012 (Round 4 / Pick 108)

Years pro: Rookie (spent 2012 season on injury reserve due to thumb injury)

Games played: n/a

Games started: n/a

Awards / accomplishments:

  • Second Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference (2008)
  • Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List (nation’s best center) final two seasons at Baylor
  • First Team All-Big 12 (2011)
  • First Team All-America pick by The NFL Draft Report (2011)

Interesting Facts:

  • Drafted by the Montreal Alouettes with the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 Canadian Football League draft but opted to return to Baylor for his senior season
  • Drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2012 by a pick received when Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets
  • Became starting center at Baylor in 2010, replacing J.D. Walton, who was drafted by Denver Broncos

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