Fresno State Football

Wide out Josiah Blandin leaving Fresno State as graduate transfer

The Fresno Bee

Fresno State’s Josiah Blandin runs with the football after making a catch while defended by Nevada’s Dameon Baber at Bulldog Stadium on Nov. 5, 2015. Blandin is leaving the Bulldogs as a graduate transfer.
Fresno State’s Josiah Blandin runs with the football after making a catch while defended by Nevada’s Dameon Baber at Bulldog Stadium on Nov. 5, 2015. Blandin is leaving the Bulldogs as a graduate transfer. ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

Fresno State wide out Josiah Blandin, who last season was tied for the team lead with five touchdown receptions, is leaving the program and will play his final season of college football elsewhere as a graduate transfer.

The Bulldogs do have some depth at the X and Z receiver positions entering spring practices on Monday with senior Aaron Peck returning after missing the 2015 season with a foot injury along with redshirt sophomore KeeSean Johnson, senior Michael Martens and redshirt freshman Treyvon Green on one side; and fourth-year juniors Delvon Hardaway and Darrell Fuery and third-year sophomores Jordan Washington and Anthony Grayson on the other. Senior Da’Mari Scott, who played outside last season, has been moved inside, as has running back Dejonte O’Neal.

With touchdown catches of 32 yards against Abilene Christian, 9 yards at Ole Miss and 6 yards against Utah, Blandin joined Davante Adams in 2013 as the only Bulldogs receivers with a TD catch in the first three games of a season going back to 2000.

Blandin, a transfer from Long Beach City College, caught 22 passes on the year for 251 yards.

“I’d like to thank Josiah for being a hard-working member of our football program this past year and for his efforts to graduate from Fresno State,” Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter said. “We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

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