Awards and Honors
First-team all-Big 12 (2005 Coaches, 2004 Kansas City Star, ESPN.com, Dallas Morning News) ... second-team all-Big 12 (2005 AP, Dallas Morning News; 2004, Coaches, AP) ... second-team freshman All-America (2004, The Sporting News).
Made 34 catches for 484 yards and eight touchdowns, despite missing three weeks with a virus ... school record-holder with 26 TD receptions and ranks fifth in Big 12 Conference history ... his 2,317 career receiving yards ranks second in school history ... owns 124 career receptions, ranking fifth on the all-time ISU chart ... had biggest game of junior season against Nebraska, making six receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown ... had six catches for 68 yards and a TD at Texas.
Big 12 coaches voted him first-team all-conference ... first in the Big 12 and second nationally, averaging 19.6 yards per catch among receivers with at least four receptions per game ... his 83.3 receiving yards per game ranked second in the Big 12 ... his 1,000 receiving yards in 2005 ranks third on the all-time single season list as he joined Lane Danielsen (2002) and Tracy Henderson (1983) as the only Cyclones to have a 1,000-yard receiving season ... had six 100-yard receiving games ... torched Texas A&M secondary for school-record four touchdowns and 214 receiving yards which ranked second in ISU single-game history ... at Kansas had five catches for 86 yards and the TD pass reception that gave him the ISU career record (16) ... returned to fall drills after injuring his knee during the off-season.
Had a breakout freshman campaign and became one of the best scoring threats in the Big 12 Conference ... set school record with nine touchdown receptions ... led the team in receiving yards, average per catch and touchdowns en route to setting a number of school freshman and all-time single-season records ... 51-yard fourth-quarter catch against Kansas State set the tone for ISU’s comeback in that game ... set season highs in catches (eight) and yardage (188) against Nebraska, with all of those numbers coming in the first half.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Had 150 catches for 2,222 yards and 25 touchdowns in three years ... named Class 4A Player of the Year by the Iowa Coaches Association ... elite all-state, first-team Class 4A all-state .. first-team Class 4A all-state and elite all-conference pick at defensive back as a junior ... coached by Dave Summy ... National Honor Society member.
Born March 31, 1985, in Ames, Iowa ... son of Jim and Cinda Blythe ... father was a catcher on Northern Iowa’s baseball team and also played in the San Francisco Giants organization ... majoring in liberal studies ... last name is pronounced BLITHE.