Honors All-Big 12 First Team (2013) NCAA Manhattan All-Regional Team (2013) Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist (2013)
Game-Highs At-Bats: 6 (4/15/12 vs. Baylor) Hits: 3, 10x (Last: 5/18/13 vs. Oklahoma) RBI: 4 (4/28/10 vs. Chicago State) Home Runs: 1, 4x (Last: 5/17/12 at Texas Tech) Walks: 2, 9x (5/4/13 at Texas) Runs Scored: 3 (2/25/12 at San Diego State) Stolen Bases: 1, 9x (Last: 5/31/13 vs. Wichita State) Strikeouts: 3, 2x (5/14/10 at KU)
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 ... Majoring in marketing.