Hard-charging running back who emerged as solid backfield option in head coach Bobby Ross' two-back offensive scheme this spring ... possesses good size and quickness ... worked way into Army backfield mix with solid spring showing ... production rose as comfort level with system increased ... displayed great improvement throughout spring drills ... ripped off several long-gainers during course of session ... cuts well off blocks ... enters preseason camp listed third on depth chart behind standout starter Carlton Jones and backup Seth Gulsby ... product of USMA Prep School.
2003: Appeared in three games ... did not figure statistically ... drew field duty against Rutgers, Tulane and USF.
2002: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
2001: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: County most valuable player during senior season at Buena High in Ventura, Calif. ... played for head coach Rick Scott ... all-league performer ... league most valuable player as well ... two-time letterwinner ... helped squad to pair of conference championships.
Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1982 ... given name is Dwight Francis Blackledge II ... parents' names are Dwight and Carolyn Blackledge ... enjoys fishing and producing music ... majoring in Systems Engineering.