BU’s line unit one of 14 honored for play in season’s first six games.
Spencer Drango gives Bears third straight season with Offensive Lineman of the Year choice
Bears have school-record 13 first-team honorees.
Senior returning All-Big 12 offensive lineman… Returning starter at left guard, earned 2014 All-Big 12 honors… Former transfer (started 12 games at Hawaii in 2012) in third season at Baylor in 2015… Projected 2015 preseason All-Big 12 by Lindy’s and Phil Steele (second team)... Native Australian, background in Australian rules football and swimming… Broad jump measured at 9-feet, 3.5-inches, vertical jump at 30.4 inches… Timed at 5.16 in 40-yard dash… Four-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection... Named to 2014 Academic All-Big 12 first team and 2012 All-Mountain West academic team… Younger brother Sean is fellow member of Baylor offensive line.
2014 (Junior): Starting left guard in 12 of 13 games for 2014 Big 12 champions (missed one game due to illness)… Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention by league coaches (named second-team by 247Sports and Waco Tribune-Herald, third-team by Phil Steele)… Member of Baylor offensive line that powered running game to 215.5 yards per game (second in Big 12) and ranked fourth in league with just 1.85 average sacks allowed… Totaled 39 knockdowns (tied for second-most on team) and averaged 88.4 percent coaches grade on season, twice earned lineman of the week honors… Earned first team Academic All-Big 12 honors and selected to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in fall 2014 and spring 2015… Made Baylor debut in start of season-opening win over SMU, made team-high three knockdowns and earned 88 percent grade… Named lineman of week following 90 percent grade and four-knockdown performance in win at Buffalo in third game… Also graded 90 percent in both of next two wins: at Iowa State (three knockdowns) and at Texas (four knockdowns)… Earned lineman of week honors after leading team with season-highs of five knockdowns and 92 percent grade in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game… Team-high three knockdowns and team-high 83 percent coaches grade at West Virginia… Led team with four knockdowns and graded 88 percent in win vs. Texas Tech in 11th game… Earned 90 percent grade and made three knockdowns in win over No. 9 Kansas State that clinched share of Big 12 championship and berth in New Year’s Six bowl… Did not play in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State due to illness.
2013 (Sophomore): Joined Baylor program in summer of 2013, from Hawaii, sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements, participated on practice squad… Lost year of eligibility… Selected to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in fall 2013 and spring 2014.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman - Hawaii): Started all 12 games at left tackle… Named to All-Mountain West academic team.
2011 (True Freshman - Hawaii): Sat out season, redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: 2008 graduate of Kirrawee High School in Sydney, NSW, Australia... Played football for Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club... Played in GNSW Colts and Senior competitions... Named league's Most Valuable Player in 2009... Led team in sacks, tackles and tackles-for-loss... His 58 tackles were sixth-highest single-season total in Colts history and eight sacks tied for fourth highest... Played both sides of ball on line... National title medalist in swimming and is accomplished Australian Rules player.
Personal: Son of Phillip and Jennifer Muir... Full name is Blake Richard Muir... Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia… Brother, Sean, is fellow offensive lineman at Baylor... Major is health, kinesiology and leisure studies.