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Alfred Blue Providing More Than Most Realize for the Texans Offense

Alfred Blue continues to know his role and succeed with the Houston Texans.

Alfred Blue continues to produce when he gets his playing time, averaging a solid 5.2 yards per carry, placing him at the top of the NFL in that category. Wth Blue improving each year with the Texans, he finds himself in familiar territory, spelling the lead back in Lamar Miller. 

At LSU, Blue became accustomed to this role as he shared the backfield with Jeremy Hill (Bengals), Terrance Magee (Browns), and Kenny Hilliard. Blue knows how much being part of a rotational backfield can help a team.

"Back at LSU, we rotated a lot of backs in there and just ran the ball, ran down defenses’ throats. I think that’s the mindset,” explained Blue. 

That is exactly what Blue has done in 2016, rushing 39 times for 202 yards and increasing his yards per carry each season that he has been in the NFL. Blue has taken to his role on the team and it has helped him on the field. 

“Just being that guy that when you’re called upon, go out there and make things happen on special teams and offense,” explained Blue. “That’s just the mindset I go out there with, when my number’s called, to go out there and make a play for the team.”

"He’s physically an impressive young man that can generate some extra yardage on contact.” explained offensive coordinator George Godsey. “He’s been able to do that and he’s been able to break those tackles. To be able to give Lamar (Miller) basically a break throughout the series or maybe for a series, it’s benefited us just overall offensively.”

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