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Blake Dees
Blake Dees

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Spanish Fort, Ala.

High School:
Spanish Fort

Weight:
230

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
08/29/1992

Experience:
2L

Major:
Exercise and Sports Sciences


10/20/2012

Texas Tech - TCU Postgame Notes

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10/13/2012

Post-Game Notes

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07/11/2012

Meet The Two-Deep

Find out who will be leading the Red Raiders this season

10/15/2011

Post-Game Notes

No. 17 Kansas State at Texas Tech

08/23/2011

Making His Mark

Freshman Blake Dees is making a name for himself on the Red Raider defense.

11/09/2013

Survivor: Jennie Bailey

Survivor: Jennie Bailey

11/01/2013

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma State

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma State

10/28/2013

Texas Tech Announces Lone Survivor Game

Texas Tech Announces Lone Survivor Game

10/26/2013

Texas Tech - OU Recap

Texas Tech - OU Recap

10/25/2013

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma

09/15/2012

Texas Tech vs New Mexico - AP Photo Gallery

Texas Tech vs New Mexico - AP Photo Gallery

09/18/2011

Texas Tech Football vs. New Mexico

Texas Tech vs. New Mexico

09/18/2011

Texas Tech vs. New Mexico

Texas Tech vs. New Mexico

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CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 9, vs. Kansas State (2011)
Tackles For Loss: 2 2x, vs. Texas State (2013)*
Sacks: None
Interceptions: 1, at New Mexico (2011)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, vs. Texas State (2011)
* Indicates most recent high

2013
Played in seven games (0 starts) with 11 tackles (8 solo) with 2.0 tackles for a loss... made one tackle at No. 12 Oklahoma (10/26)... made one tackle (assisted) in Big 12 road opener at Kansas (10/5)... had a season-high six tackles (all solo) in final non-conference game of the season against Texas State (9/21)... collected a pair of tackles (one solo) in Big 12 opener against No. 24 TCU (9/12)... made season debut in home opener with one tackle (solo) against Stephen F. Austin (9/7).

2012
Played in 13 games (2 starts) with 34 tackles (27 solo, 7 assisted) with 2.0 tackles for a loss... ranked eighth on the team in total tackles... recorded at least one tackle in 12-of-13 games... notched 11 combined tackles in the final two games of the season - marked his most in back-to-back games... collected five tackles (one solo) against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... made six tackles (five solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss of two against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... had one tackle (solo) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... posted two tackles (both solo) with a tackle for a loss of one yards against Kansas (11/10)... had a tackle (solo) against No. 22 Texas (11/3)... had two tackles (one solo) at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... tallied five tackles (all solo) against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... had one tackle (solo) against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... posted three tackles (two solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss at Iowa State (9/29)... tied for the team high with five tackles (all solo) against New Mexico (9/15)... had two tackles (both solo) at Texas State (9/8)... tallied one tackle (solo) in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).

2011
Rivals.com Big 12 All-Freshman Team Defense... played in eight games (5 starts) and made 32 tackles (28 solo) with 4.0 tackles for a loss (loss of 7 yards) with one interception, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... led all Tech freshmen in tackles (32) and solo tackles (28)... was the only Tech freshman with an interception... made one tackle (solo) against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... made one tackle (solo) against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... led the team with nine tackles (all solo) with one tackle for a loss of two yards against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... recorded three tackles (all solo) against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... forced a fumble and collected three tackles (all solo) at Kansas (10/1)... posted four tackles (all solo), including two for a loss of four yards against Nevada (9/24)... collected three tackles (all assisted) and intercepted - first career - Lobos quarterback Tarean Austin at the 2:10 mark in the first quarter at New Mexico (9/17)... made career debut starting at middle linebacker and finished second on the team with eight tackles (seven solo), including one tackle for a loss with one forced fumble and recovered a fumble in season opener against Texas State (9/3)... became the first Texas Tech true freshman to start season opener at linebacker since 2003 (Brock Stratton)... most tackles (8) by a Tech true freshman in a season opener in more than 11 years... eight tackles in season opener were the most by a freshman in the Big 12 Conference during Week 1 (no other freshman had more than 4)... only two true freshmen in the country had more tackles during Week 1.

HIGH SCHOOL
Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala... three-star linebacker (Rivals.com) from Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Alabama ... No. 39 prospect in the state of Alabama ... PrepStar All-Southeast team ... selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... helped lead his high school to its first state championship with a win over Briarwood Christian ... in the championship game, he led the defense with seven tackles.

PERSONAL
William Blake Dees... born August 29, 1992, in Spanish Fort, Ala... son of Jonathan and Donna Dees... has two older brothers, Josh and Kory... enjoys hunting and working out... majoring in exercise and sports sciences at Texas Tech.

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