Rodrigo Blankenship Dating Status? His Age, Girlfriend, Parents & Facts

Published Date: 06 Sep, 2020 Updated date: 27 Nov, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

Nicknamed as “Hot Rod,” Rodrigo Blankenship is now enjoying his first stint on NFL. On his personal side, he has been relishing the love life with his girlfriend from the past four years.

Rodrigo Blankenship is an American football placekicker, who plays for the NFL team Indianapolis Colts, wearing the jersey number #3. He played college football at the University of Georgia for five seasons.

Rodrigo Blankenship Bio; Age, Parents, Family

Rodrigo John Blankenship was born on 29 January 1997 that makes him 23 years of age. He hails from Marietta, Georgia, the United States, and was raised by parents Ken Blankenship and Izabel Blankenship.  His father was a sports journalist, who wrote for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Marietta Daily Journal.

Moreover, his mother Izabel is from Brazil, who works as a translator at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Atlanta. He grew up with an older brother named Kenny and a sister Trina Blankenship.

Education, Height, Weight

Blankenship attended Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. Initially, he played soccer and later started playing football at the age of 10. After high school, he went to the University of Georgia, where he studied digital and broadcast journalism.

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The player graduated cum laude from UGA’s Grady College of Journalism with a journalism degree with a focus on digital broadcasting in 2018. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) and has a bodyweight of 184 lbs (83 kg).

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Indianapolis Colts Signed Him In 2020; Contract, Salary

Rodrigo played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs for five years until 2019. There he was named 1st-Team All-America by USA Today, AFCA Coaches, Sports Illustrated, Walter Camp, Bleacher Report, and Pro Football Focus.


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On 29 April 2020, the Indianapolis Colts signed him as an undrafted free agent. Meanwhile, his three-year contract value is $2,305,000 with $20,000 guaranteed. He earns an average salary of $768,333 per year.

The 2020 season has gone pretty well for the elite NFL star. For his first game with the Colts, Rodrigo was able to make extra-point attempts including two of three field-goal attempts. Despite his perseverance and the team’s winning goal, it lost by 27–20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Likewise in the eleventh week, the star player got the fortune to kick a game-winning 39-yard field goal in overtime against the Green Bay Packers. In the meanwhile and through the 11 weeks, he also did cover 25 out of 27 extra-point attempts and made 23 out of 26 field-goal tries, with a long of 44 yards. According to Colts official website, Rodrigo is the recent recipient of AFC Special Teams Player of The Week for turning four-field goal comprising two-extra points performance including a game-winning kick in overtime against the Green Pay Packer which is his 11 weeks incredible stats. 

Dating Status; Who Is Rodrigo Blankenship’s Girlfriend?

Well, the 23-year-old has been relishing his dating life with his girlfriend Logan Harrell. The duo first met at the University of Georgia and has been together for more than four years. Logan, aged 23 is a graduate of the USG.

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On 30 July 2020, they marked the four years of their first date, which he shared through his Instagram. They had their first date at Siri Thai Cuisine, a Thai restaurant in Athens, Georgia. The couple recently celebrated the 2020 Thanksgiving during their romantic trip to Carmel, Indiana. Rodrigo and his girlfriend were posing in front of the camera with a dog clicked by a photographer named Ashley Wittmer. He feels blessed to thank god, family, and friends for a blissful life and many more countings to embrace the new chapter of incredibility. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Rodrigo Blankenship

  • Rodrigo received the 2019 Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top place-kicker at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on 12 December 2019.
  • On 16 April 2018, he released a rap song entitled “ATD,” inspired by head coach Kirby Smart’s “Attack the Day.”
  • He is often known for his unique looks wearing his trademark Rec Spec protective eyewear.
  • His father Ken played football in Florida from 1967 to 1969 and later worked as a football coach.
  • The player is an active Instagram user with more than 152K followers.
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