Honors All-Big 12 First Team (2013) NCAA Manhattan All-Regional Team (2013) Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist (2013) Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013) Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2014)
Game-Highs At-Bats: 6 (Last: 5/18/14 vs. Texas) Hits: 3 (Last: 4/1/14 at Omaha) RBI: 4 (4/28/10 vs. Chicago State) Home Runs: 1 (Last: 4/26/14 at West Virginia) Walks: 2 (Last: 3/29/14 at Creighton) Runs Scored: 3 (2/25/12 at San Diego State) Stolen Bases: 1 (Last: 4/15/14 at Nebraska) Strikeouts: 3 (Last: 5/16/14 vs. Texas)
Finished seventh in K-State history in games played (206) and games started (194)
Also finished second in school history in hit by pitches with 40
Hit .293 (197-for-673) with 37 doubles, 5 home runs, and 105 RBIs in his K-State career
Batted .238 (36-for-151) with 5 doubles, 1 home run, 18 RBIs, and 18 runs scored in 45 games (43 starts)
Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List in early March
Drew 11 walks and struck out 29 times
Went 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts
Third on the team with 9 hit by pitches ... Finished his career with 40 hit by pitches, which were the second-most in program history
Threw out 21% of attempted base stealers (13-for-62)
Ended the year batting .290 (32-for-110) in his final 32 games ... Started the season batting .098 (4-for-41) in his first 13 games
Posted a career-high 13-game hitting streak from March 30-April 18 ... Hit .362 (17-for-47) with 8 RBIs over the stretch
Missed 7 games from March 9-19 due to injury
Had a season-high 3 hits on March 26 vs. Nebraska, going 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs
Matched his season-high in hits with 3 at Omaha on April 1 ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs
Had the game-winning hit on April 18 vs. Baylor ... In the bottom of the eighth, DeBord hit a two-run infield single to help K-State go on to win 6-4 over the Bears
Hit a home run on April 26 at West Virginia, his first roundtripper since 2012
Went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored on May 6 at Wichita State
10th in the Big 12 in batting average (.327)
Batted .327 (65-for-199) with 11 doubles, a triple, 37 RBI and 33 runs over 60 games ... Posted a .418 OBP with the help of 26 walks (struck out 26 times)
Season-high 12-game hitting streak from March 22-April 9 ... Batted .468 (22-for-47) over the stretch
Hit .462 (6-for-13) with 4 RBI and a walk in series at Baylor from March 28-30
Had 6 hits and 3 RBI in three-game series vs. Texas Tech from April 5-7
Collected 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored on April 13 at Iowa
Perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and run scored on May 18 vs. Oklahoma
2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored in game one of Manhattan Regional vs. Wichita State on May 31
Batted .500 (5-for-10) with 2 RBI and a walk in 3 games over Super Regional at Oregon State
2013 Summer League Played for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Hit .245 (13-for-53) with a double and 6 RBI in 17 games.
Redshirt Sophomore (2012)
Enters season tied for ninth in school history in hit-by-pitch with 22
Played in 50 as a redshirt sophomore, including 25 starts at catcher and 19 as the designated hitter
Hit .257 with eight doubles, two home runs and 28 RBI, while he did not commit an error in 208 fielding chances
Finished third on the team with nine multi-RBI games, including three-RBI contests at No. 24 Oklahoma on March 31, vs. Sacred Heart on April 7 and against Baylor on April 15
Started six of the final nine regular-season games behind the plate, helping the Wildcats earn a 7-2 record and a trip to the Big 12 Championship
Tied his career high with three hits, including a double, while driving in two runs at San Diego State on Feb. 25... That came on the heels of another two-RBI contest against the Aztecs two days prior
Was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI on March 31 at No. 24 Oklahoma
Second three-hit game of the season came against No. 5 Baylor on April 15 when he doubled twice
Tallied two hits, including a solo homer, on May 17 at Texas Tech
Sophomore (2011) Redshirted due to injury.
A backup catcher who also started 40 games as the team's designated hitter...
Hit .340 with 13 doubles, two homers and 22 RBI...
Finished six points shy of the K-State freshman batting average record...
Registered a .467 on-base percentage to rank seventh in the Big 12...
Was hit by 17 pitches, which tied for third in school history...
Registered nine infield hits...
Tallied four three-hit games, including one against Kent State on March 13 when he hit his first career home run and drove in three runs...
Also had a homer and tallied a season high four RBI against Chicago State on April 28...
Registered two doubles against Duquesne, while he had multi-RBI contests against St. Bonaventure and Minnesota on May 4...
Went 27-for-54 (.500) with six doubles, a home run and nine RBI over his first 16 starts.
Manhattan HS: A four-year letterwinner for the Indians under head coach Don Hess... Named First Team All-Centennial League and second team all-state as a junior after hitting .526 with 11 doubles, one home run and 32 RBI... Earned Louisville Slugger High School All-American honorable mention honors as a senior, as well as being named Centennial Co-Player of the Year and first team all-state... Hit .500 with eight doubles, two triples and seven home runs as a senior... Participated in the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) All-Star Game... Also a three-year letterwinner in football, earning honorable mention all-league and first team All-Flint Hills accolades as a senior... A four-year honors student who was a KMAN Student-Athlete of the Year nominee.
Personal:Blair Louis DeBord was born December 9, 1990, in Manhattan, Kan... Son of Blake and Brenda DeBord... Both parents attended K-State... Has one sibling, Brooks, who is on the 2014 K-State baseball roster ... Graduated in May of 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in marketing.