Blake Proehl (American Idol) Biography

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Blake Proehl is a famous American musician and also an American football player. Blake is in the news not because of his game but because this time, he received a golden ticket to the American Idol Season 22. In the past, he used to play as a wide receiver for the East Carolina Pirates and later Minnesota Vikings signed him as an undrafted free agent at the end of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Blake Proehl Early Life, Family & Education

Blake Proehl was born on 12th January 1999, which makes him 25 years of age as of 2024. He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. His mother’s name is Kelly Proehl. His father, Richard Scott Proehl (other name – Ricky Proeh), was a successful NFL player who played for 17 years as a former wide receiver.

His father, Ricky, is a manager, coach, and CEO of Proehlific Park, a fitness center and sports performance complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has an older sister named Alex Proehl and a brother, Austin Proehl, a football player. His brother, Austin, was drafted in 2018 by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round.

Now, he plays for the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL. Talking about his educational background, Blake studied at Providence High School, where he began an interest in playing football. He has been attending East Carolina University from 2018 to 2020. 

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Sports Career

Blake Proehl began his football career. He used to play college football at East Carolina University as a wide receiver. He was selected to enter the 2021 NFL Draft in his final year at East Carolina. After getting selected in the NFL draft, he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He was waived/injured on 16th August and placed on knee-injured reserve. On 23rd August 2022, he was placed on the reserve/PUP list to start the season. He was activated on 17th October, then waived and re-signed to the practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract on 16th January 2023 and was later waived on 29th August 2023.

Music Career

Blake began his music journey while recovering from a knee injury from a football game in 2021. As a musician, he released his first-ever single, titled “Falling For You“, on 25th March 2022 on his YouTube channel.

Afterward, he shared his “Think I Like U” music video on 17th June 2022 and “Happy Without Me” on 23rd September 2022 on his YouTube channel. He shared his single, “Where You Need To Be,” released on 9th December 2022. His single track – “Waves” was released on 14th April 2023. He recently released a single track – “Chapters”, on 2nd February 2024. 

Blake Proehl’s American Idol Season 22 Audition: 

He showcased his passion for music as a talented contestant at The American Idol season 22 auditions. In the audition, he comes along with his grandmother(Nana).  He also revealed that he developed a love for music while rehabilitating his knee injury in 2021. He discussed how music heals, calms his body, and motivates him after his injury.

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He sang a cover of Brett Young’s ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’, which got approval from American Idol 2024 judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.  His singing abilities and impressive audition performance stunned the judges, and he received a golden ticket to Hollywood. His American Idol 2024 audition video got 365,050 views on 19th February 2024. 

Blake Proehl (American Idol) Biography

Real Name Blake Proehl
Birth Date 1999
Age (as of 2024) 25 Years
Birth Place Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Profession Football Wide Receiver Player, Singer
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds – 176 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue


Father Ricky Proehl
Mother Kelly Baker Proehl
Brother Austin Proehl

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal Life

Blake Proehl is possibly single. He never gave any hint about his love life and the presence of any girlfriend in the past. He kept his personal life or dated any girl a secret. He only focuses on his family, close friends and career in sports and music. He has been working on composing new songs and is busy with his upcoming album.

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Social Media

Blake Proehl is a famous star on social media platforms. He has verified his Instagram account with the username – @blakeproehl. He has 90.4k followers on his Instagram page. He has 4.7k followers on his Facebook account. Moreover, he has a YouTube channel named – @blakeproehlofficial. He has 4.81K subscribers on his YouTube account. 

Blake is also known as a TikTok star and has gained a following of more than 500,000 on TikTok account. His most famous internet videos are of singing emotional songs such as Wish You The Best and “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi. He posted a TikTok while playing with Piano. In the video, he was singing in front of his grandmother, a post that got him nearly 4 million likes.

Blake Proehl Net Worth

Blake Proehl is a talented American musician and recording artist. He is also a former NFL player. He mainly earns from social media platforms. As of 2024, Blake has accumulated an estimated net worth of around $200,000 and hopes to keep making music. 

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