October 21, 2006

Blackledge liked Cougar Homecoming

Following a junior season which earned him first-team all-American League honors, Daniel Blackledge has played with a target on his back. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete from Colorado Springs, Colo., Palmer has often played the role of decoy this fall.

"Because of my success last year I have been a focal point for defenses to key on this season so I have been double and triple teamed," he explained. "So my stats haven't been that great but thankfully we have a lot of guys who can contribute."

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