Second-year freshman safety... Sat out 2013 as redshirt.
2013 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: Two-time all-state honoree from West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Texas... Three-year starter at linebacker and defensive back under head coach Cornel Thompson at WO-S... National position rankings among linebackers: No. 37 by Scout.com, No. 37 by ESPN.com, No. 44 by Rivals.com... Rated No. 9 linebacker prospect in state of Texas and No. 82 overall recruit by Dallas Morning News/SportsDay... Ranked 53rd-best recruit in Texas by ESPN.com... Also listed on Texas top 100 listings by SuperPrep (No. 57), Rivals/Yahoo! Lonestar (No. 73) and Waco Tribune-Herald... Earned first-team 2012 3A All-State honors at DB after totaling 88 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery as senior... Led West Orange-Stark to 13-1 record and state quarterfinals in 2012... Earned 2012 first-team All-District 21-3A and first-team All-Orange Leader honors as safety... Named 2011 second-team Class 3A All-State as junior... Helped WO-SHS to 10-4 record and regional finals in 2011... Credited with 62 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and three and a half sacks in 2011... Earned first-team 2011 All-District 21-3A honors at linebacker... Starter on West Orange-Stark 2010 team that reached DII bi-district finals and finished 8-3.
Personal: Son of Geary and Kishia Blanchard... Full name is Garland Travon Blanchard... Born Dec. 20, 1994, in Orange, Texas... Brother, Jermaine, played football at Tulsa... Majoring in health, human performance and recreation studies.