LeGarrette Montez Blount (born December 5, 1986) is an American football running back in his senior year at the University of Oregon. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in junior college. He then committed to the Oregon Ducks football program as a junior, for the 2008 season. That year, he ran for over 1,000 yards and scored a school record 17 touchdowns, but he was suspended indefinitely after the conclusion of the season. He was reinstated for the 2009 season by incoming coach Chip Kelly. In spite of the suspension, he was regarded as one of the best running back prospects of his class, and drew comparisons to Michael Bush.
After the opening game of the 2009 season, Blount was suspended again, this time for the remainder of the 2009 season. Kelly issued this suspension after Blount punched an opponent and angrily confronted fans immediately after the nationally televised season-opening loss.
Blount was born December 5, 1986 in Madison, Florida, to Gary and Barbara Blount. He has one brother and one sister. He attended Taylor County High School in Perry, Florida, where he was a four-year starter and three-time 1,000-yard rusher. He accorded second-team all-state player honors as a prep senior.