Reed Blankenship Parents Troy And Sandra Blankenship From Alabama
Reed Blankenship was born to his parents Troy and Sandra Blankenship in Alabama located in the United States.
Reed often calls his father the night before gamedays, and they talk and discuss how to approach the opponents.
Born on March 2, 1999, Blankenship spent most of his formative years in Athens with his parents and older sister. With the blessing of his remarkable parents, Blankenship has emerged as one of the promising young talents in American football.
At West Limestone High School, he participated in basketball and football. Later he joined Middle Tennessee State University and played for its football club Middle Tennessee, Blue Raiders, in the NCAA division.
His father Troy and mother Sandra attended every game their son Reed played in the Raiders shirt for five seasons and only missed one. They used to make a long trip, 10 hours, 15-hour drive to watch their son play.
Having withdrawn his name from the 2021 NFL Draft, he went unpicked in the 2022 draft before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him. He immediately contacted his parents, who both broke down in tears when they learned he had been selected for the Eagles' 53-man roster.
Blankenship was in no mood after he went undrafted. He was sitting in his hotel room when he got a call from the Eagles that they decided to sign him for the 2022 NFL season.
The young safety called his family, and both his parents' eyes were filled with tears of joy. "They both cried when they found out. It's one of those things. I'm happy for myself. I'm proud of all the people around me that supported me," Reed said.
The Blankenship father-and-son team frequently has passionate conversations. Blankenship claims that their discussions usually revolve around his father's motivating him.