Saeed Blacknall- Stats, Net Worth, Highlights & Contract

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Saeed Blacknall is an American football athlete who plays in the NFL as a wide receiver.

Before becoming a professional football athlete, Blacknall represented the Penn State Nittany Lions of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his famous nickname Megatron Jr.

Saeed Blacknall
Saeed Blacknall

Moreover, Blacknall has achieved various achievements throughout his collegiate years like- Croke Park Classic Champion, Pinstripe Bowl Champion, Big Ten Champion, and Fiesta Bowl Champion. 

Furthermore, let’s find out more about the career, personal life, early life, education, and net worth of the famous Megatron Jr. First, let’s look into some of Blacknall’s quick facts. 

Saeed Blacknall | Quick Facts 

Full Name  Saeed Raashad Blacknall
Birth Date March 17th, 1996
Birth Place Long Branch, New Jersey
Age 28  years old
Nick Name Megatron Jr.
Religion Not Available
Nationality American
Education Manalapan High School, Pennsylvania State University
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Chris Blacknall
Mother’s Name Lynda Blacknall
Siblings Symir Blacknall
Height 6’2” (1.88 m)
Weight 94 kgs (208 lbs)
Build Athletic
Shoe Size Not Available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Position Wide receiver
League NFL
Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Former Teams Oakland Raiders 

Miami Dolphins 

Arizona Cardinals 

Los Angeles Wildcats 

Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Not Disclosed
Profession Professional Football Player
Draft 2018 – Undrafted
Net Worth $1 million
Career Highlights & Awards Croke Park Classic Champion (2014)

Pinstripe Bowl Champion (2014)

Big Ten Champion (2016)

Fiesta Bowl Champion (2017)

Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Saeed Blacknall Football Card, RC Rookie Los Angeles Wildcats Football Trading Card
Last Update April, 2024

Saeed Blacknall | Early Life, Family & Education 

Blacknall was born on March 17th, 1996, in Long Branch, New Jersey, to  Chris Blacknall and Lynda Blacknall

Moreover, Saeed is very secretive about his matters, so not much information regarding his family is available. 

Age, Height & Body Measurements 

Saeed turned 28  years old in 2024 and has a sun sign of Pisces.

He possesses athletic physic and stands at the height of 6’2” (1.88 m) with 94 kgs (208 lbs) weight. 

Also, Blacknall has black-colored hair and eyes. 


Moving on to Blacknall’s educational background, he attended Manalapan High School in Englishtown, New Jersey.

Other than football, Saeed was part of the running track and field team. 

Likewise, Saeed attended the Pennsylvania State University

Saeed Blacknall | Career and Profession 

Before moving on to Blacknall’s professional career, let’s look into his high school and college career first. 

High School Career 

Blacknall represented Manalapan’s football team and helped his team combine a 32-5 record during the final three seasons and gathered nearly 2,000 receiving yards with 35 touchdowns.

Likewise, Saeed won the Central Jersey Group IV State Sectional Championship in his senior year in the 55m dash category while competing as part of its indoor track & field team.

Saeed Blacknall
Blacknall representing his high school

Thus, the Ledger 50 ranked Blacknall as the fifth senior prospect of New Jersey, and he was also part of the Second Team All-State.

Likewise, Saeed was a four-star recruit, and he decided to commit to Pennsylvania State University.

However, Blacknall formerly committed to Rutgers University and later changed his decision and decided to join Penn State. 

Furthermore, Saeed was also a 2x time All-State Selection and earned All-Shore Conference, All-District, and First-Team All-Region honors consecutively throughout his high school career.

Similarly, Blacknall was also selected to play during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on January 5th, 2014.

Besides, he was also part of the U-19 All-American Game as a U.S. Under-19 National Team roster member.

College career

Furthermore, Saeed played four seasons for the Nittany Lions and represented the Lions in 48 games while starting 15 games, under James Franklin’s guidance.

Saeed Blacknall
Blacknall #13 representing Penn State

Blacknall performed in the first four seasons of a weekly 30-minute preview show, which debuted on Thursday, August 28th, two days before the Nittany Lions met UCF in the Croke Park Classic called the Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story. 

Likewise, Saeed was led by Penn State Football 2013 – The Next Chapter, which aired on WPSU-TV, including several other outlets.

He was also nominated for several Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

Freshman season

Moreover, as a freshman, Saeed appeared in 13 games with one start and scored 11 catches for 112 yards with one touchdown.

Later, Blacknall made his collegiate debut against UCF, which was the only fifth football game in the Emerald Isle Classic called the Croke Park Classic at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. 

Likewise, Saeed made their first career start at Michigan Stadium while playing against the  Michigan Wolverines, where he recorded four catches.

Penn State split the Buckeyes’ lead to 17–14 early during the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass of Christian Hackenberg to Blacknall.

He scored a 24-yard touchdown against Ohio State Buckeyes.

Moreover, in 2014, during the Non-CFP bowl games, Nittany Lions participated in the Pinstripe Bowl against Boston Eagles at Yankee Stadium.

Sophomore season

Furthermore, as a sophomore, Saeed played in 13 games with three starts, he recorded eight catches for 248 yards and one touchdown.

Similarly, Blacknall totaled four catches for 101 yards and hauled a 46-yard pass while playing against the San Diego Aztecs on September 26th, 2015. 

Saeed Blacknall
Saeed Blacknall

Likewise, Blacknall gained a 25-yard touchdown reception again against Michigan Wolverines and recorded a 59-yard catch.

As a sophomore, he spent time on the field as a running back and sometimes safety.

Junior season

Moreover, as a junior, Saeed participated in nine games where he had seven starts, a career-high of 347 yards with three touchdowns.

Similarly, he also achieved six catches of 20-or-more yards and had a 42-yard catch while playing against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Furthermore, Saeed collected a 19-yard touchdown pass while playing against Iowa Hawkeyes.

Also, Blacknall caught a 43-yard pass while playing against Indiana Hoosiers on November 12th, 2016, at Memorial Stadium.

Likewise, Blacknall set a record by earning six receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the Big Ten Football Championship Game while playing against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Lucas Oil Stadium.

Similarly, Blacknall recorded a 40-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter. 

Saeed Blacknall
The wide receiver of Penn State, Saeed Blacknall

Moreover, Blacknall broke his 70-yard catch record and the Big Ten Championship Game record. 

As a junior, Saeed recorded 1,359 all-purpose yards with 16 touchdowns.

Senior season

As a senior, Saeed appeared in all 13 games with four starts and posted a career-high of 17 receptions for 289 yards and two touchdowns.

Likewise, he had three catches for 64 yards with a 35-yard touchdown reception while playing against Georgia Panthers on September 16th, 2017.

Furthermore, Saeed made the first start of the season and recorded an 18-yard reception while playing against Indiana Hoosiers and procured four passes in one game with 74 yards while playing against Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field.

During the game, he helped his team earn the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team Week honors.

Similarly, a 27-yard touchdown reception was recorded during a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium.

Saeed made his first-career special teams tackle against Pittsburgh Panthers on September 9th, 2017.

Moreover, as a senior, the team totaled 52 receptions for 707 yards and 15 touchdowns. However, Blacknall didn’t play during the 2017 Rose Bowl due to an undisclosed violation of team rules suspension. 

Thus, by the end of Saeed’s college career, he had a total of 50 career receptions for 979 yards with seven touchdowns.

Blacknall became a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection during his senior season. 

With Coach
Blacknall with his coach

During Saeed’s college year, he recorded 40 passes for 743 yards and recorded ten carries for 114 yards, with 502 yards returned kicks. 

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Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Moreover, after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Saeed signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 4th, 2018, along with Penn State teammate Jason Cabinda.

Likewise, Saeed scored a 45-yard touchdown during the fourth week of the preseason while playing against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

Thus after making his pro debut, the Seahawks waived him off the team on September 1st, 2018, and signed him to the practice squad.

Similarly, the Seahawks promoted Blacknall to the active roster on November 14th, 2018.

Moreover, he was once again waived and re-signed to the Seahawks’ practice squad on November 19th, 2018. 

Furthermore, Saeed signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 1st, 2019.

However, the Seahawks waived Saeed off the team on July 18th, 2019, before the 2019 season premiere on August 6th, 2019.

Miami Dolphins/ Arizona Cardinals

Moreover, on July 19th, 2019, the Miami Dolphins claimed Saeed off the waivers.

During the first two games in the 2019 preseason, he represented the team, where Blacknall caught two passes for 39 yards.

Besides, the Dolphins waived him off the team. He was waived on August 20th, 2019, due to an injury indication.

Furthermore, Saeed became part of the injured reserve after clearing waivers the following day and was waived due to an injury settlement on August 25th, 2019.

Likewise, the Green Bay Packers called Blacknall for a workout on September 16th, 2019.

Later, the Arizona Cardinals signed Saeed to the practice squad on December 4th, 2019. Besides, Blacknall’s practice squad contract with the Cardinals expired on January 6th, 2020.

Los Angeles Wildcats

Furthermore, the Los Angeles Wildcats drafted Saeed during the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft on November 22nd, 2019. He signed with the Wildcats on January 6th, 2020.

During the 2020 XFL season, Saeed scored his first pro touchdown with a 42-yard touchdown on February 29th, 2020, while playing against the New York Guardians during the second half of the game at MetLife Stadium.

Blacknall representing the wildcats

Likewise, on March 8th, 2020, Blacknall scored a 17-yard touchdown while playing against Tampa Bay Vipers at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Saeed totaled four receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 14 targets during three games.

Moreover, on April 10th, 2020, his contract was terminated after the league suspended its operations. 

Pittsburgh Steelers

On April 13th, 2020, Saeed signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was waived by the Steelers on August 21st, 2020.

Likewise, on August 23rd, 2020, Blacknall had a tryout with the Carolina Panthers. 

Nonetheless, Saeed re-signed with the Steelers on August 28th, 2020, but was waived by the team before the regular season on September 5th, 2020.

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What is the net worth of Saeed Blacknall? 

Moving on to Saeed’s career earnings, while he was part of the Oakland Raiders, his salary ranged from $495,000 to $1.7 million. 

Similarly, while representing the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals, Blacknall had a salary of around $500,000. 

Likewise, Blacknall’s salary with the Pittsburgh Steelers is around $610,000. Thus, we can state that-

The Presumable net worth of Saeed Blacknall is around $1 million.

Who is Saeed Blacknall Dating? 

Blacknall is very secretive about his private matters. Thus, there is no information that states whether Saeed Blacknall is single or in a relationship. 

Hence, we can assume that Saeed Blacknall is most probably single. 

Saeed Blacknall | Social Media Presence 

Instagram- 11.6 thousand Followers 

Twitter7,014 thousand Followers 


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