|Date of birth:||April 7, 1963|
|Place of birth:||Omaha, Nebraska|
|High school:||Bellevue (NE) Gross|
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Brian Blankenship (given birth to Apr 7, 1963) is usually a retired professional American soccer participant who spent his whole career using the Pittsburgh Steelers from the NFL.
Blankenship played safeguard for five periods for the Pittsburgh Steelers.Upon joining the Steelers in 1987, Blankenship is at series to assume the function of successor to long-time Steelers middle Mike Webster. Blankenship, who acquired performed beside Webster, likened the knowledge of playing beside Webster like "heading back to college" and "like having your your government there within a fight".In week thirteen from the 1987 season, Blankenship and fellow guard John Rienstra were using on particular teams if they were prearranged against newly drafted Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bozworth. Bozworth, at that time was well-known for his flamboyant attitude and rat-tail hairstyle, was double-teamed on the first-quarter kickoff by both Blankenship and Rienstra when Blankenship reached behind Bozworth's helmet and ripped the tail from Bozworth's mind and had taken it towards the Steelers' sideline being a "trophy". When asked if he held the trophy, Blankenship responded "I threw it apart with all the current other trash. It had been Bosworth’s, it ain’t worthy of nothing at all." The approximated two-foot tail was in comparison to "a Neo-Nazi matter...manufactured from twine". Blankenship after that likened Bozworth's rat-tail as something utilized to distract from his insufficient talent, a thing that implemented him since university.A neck damage in the 4th week from the 1991 NFL period against the brand new Britain Patriots forced Blankenship to skip the staying 13 video games of the growing season. Blankenship acquired actually verbally decided to a new agreement a day previous, but never agreed upon the paperwork. After informing Steelers Leader Dan Rooney of his damage, Rooney wished him well, thanked him for his provider, and allowed Blankenship to look "over the hall to obtain looked after."Wedded to Michel Marrara Apr 7, 1990.