Sophomore/Freshman (2013) .... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... appeared in one game as a reserve offensive lineman.
Freshman (2012) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prep ... attended Montgomery Bell Academy (2012) coached by Marty Euverard ... Key Statistics ... recorded 54 pancake blocks as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... selected to Tennessee all-state first team ... invited to four postseason bowl games: the 2012 International Bowl, Tennessee East - West All-Star Game, Offense/Defense All-American Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Other Sports ... earned three letters in track and field in shot put and discus.
Personal ... Blake Christopher Bars was born September 25, 1993 ... earned several high school academic honors: Headmaster's List, National Gold Medal Latin Award, Scholastic Art Award, Wallace Scholar Award for Outstanding Student ... father, Joe, played linebacker at Notre Dame (1981-84), while uncle, Mike, played football and hockey at Notre Dame... is brother of Penn State senior/junior defensive end Brad Bars ... grandparents attended Michigan, while grandfather, Douglas Eggleston, played football at U-M ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared.