2014 Border Classic All Stars – Team Michigan
Defensive Tackle/Tight End
6’4″ 250 lbs
North Dakota State University
High School: Romeo
High School Coach: Jason Couch & Curt Rienas
Blake is the son of Carl and Alisa. He has one sister, Ashleigh, who is a senior at Oakland University. His grandparents are Richard and Lennore Treppa and Tom and Betty Williams.
Blake has been playing football since he was nine years old. He was a three year varsity starter. As a freshman Blake played tight end and defensive end for the junior varsity earning the Rookie of the Year award. The last two years he has been a two-way starter at tight end where he had 20 “Pancake Blocks”, allowed no sacks, had no fumbles in his high school career, made 31 catches for 353 yards and two TD’s and on the defensive line. Blake was selected as the team’s Defense Lineman of the Year for each of the last two years. Blake is very proud of his team’s contribution to keeping Romeo’s 10 year consecutive playoff streak alive. Blake received the most valuable player award at the Gridiron Classic this year at Ford Field. Blake is excited about continuing his football journey at North Dakota State University. Contributing to the Bison defense and to continue winning National Championships is his new goal.
Blake was also a three year varsity player on Romeo’s basketball and track teams. The basketball team won two consecutive district championships, as well as a conference championship. The track team captured four consecutive league titles. As a boy Blake played rugby in New Zealand and competed in baseball and wrestling until the ninth grade. Blake participated in lacrosse and track in his last season of high school.
Blake said, “I thank my family for all their support over the years. I know without all their love and support and gas money that I would not be able to play in today’s game. I thank my coaches: Couch, Rienas, Murphy, Warnick, Lee, Cushingberry, Teller, Lebodia, Dragoish, Hamilton, Roth, Davis, and Stark for all their help in making me the athlete that I am today. Being a football player at Romeo was a great honor. I love my teammates and the community that supports our programs. The four-corners experience is like no other in Michigan football. I am truly blessed and look forward to competing today and going forward knowing an entire village is supporting me as I continue my education and football experience at NDSU.
All Conference Macomb Athletic Conference RED, 2011, ‘12 & ‘13
All County, Macomb Daily, 2011, ‘12 & ‘13
All Region, Detroit Free Press, 2013
All Region, Detroit News, 2012 & 2013
All State Division 1, AP, 2013
All State 2nd Team Division 1, D Zone, 2013
All State Division 1-2, Detroit News, 2013
All State Honorable Mention Division 1,
Detroit Free Press, 2013
US Marines Gridiron Classic MVP, 2014