Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020… redshirted after seeing action in four games.
2023 Honors – – Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media… 2023 – – Has 46 tackles (19 solo, 27 assists) on the season, including four tackles for a loss of 19 yards and 2.5 QB sacks for 13 yards, four pass break-ups, two QB pressures and one forced fumble… recorded a career-high seven tackles (four solo, three assists) in 31-0 loss at Penn State… had six tackles (two solo, four assists) and one QB pressure in 20-14 win vs. Purdue… had six tackles (two solo, four assists) in 41-10 win over Western Michigan… recorded a career-high five assisted tackles in 12-10 loss vs. Minnesota… had four tackles (three solo, one assist), including one QB sack for eight yards that forced his second career fumble and resulted in a safety, and one pass break-up in 15-6 win at Wisconsin… collected three solo tackles, including one for a loss of five yards, one QB pressure and one pass break-up in 26-16 win vs. Michigan State… had three tackles (one solo, two assists), including 0.5 QB sacks for one yard, in 13-10 win at Nebraska… recorded two assisted tackles, including 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard and a career-high two pass break-ups in 15-13 win over Illinois… had two tackles (one solo, one assist), including one QB sack for a loss of four yards, in 10-7 win at Northwestern… started at defensive tackle in all 12 games.
2022 – – Played in nine games, collecting three solo tackles and eight assists… had three tackles (one solo, two assists) and one pass break-up in 13-10 win at Minnesota… recorded one shared tackle for loss in 24-17 loss to Nebraska. . . had two tackles (one solo, one assist), including a tackle for loss and QB sack in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky.
2021 – – Played in all 14 games, collecting seven solo tackles and 11 assists… posted a season-high four tackles (two solo, two assists) and collected one forced fumble and one pass break-up in 24-14 win over Colorado State… had three tackles (one solo, two assists) in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State… posted three tackles in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin, including one solo tackle and two assists.
2020 – – Saw action in four games, recording one solo tackle and two assists, including a shared tackle for loss… saw first action of career in 35-7 win at Minnesota, recording two tackles (one solo, one assist)… collected one assisted tackle in 41-21 win at Penn State, which was a tackle for loss.
High School Honors – – Earned all-state honors as a senior while being named district Defensive Player of the Year… district Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior… Career – – Earned three letters while playing defensive end and tackle… helped team reach state playoffs as a sophomore and junior, as team posted a three-year record of 29-4… set school record for career sacks (17.5)… team captain as a senior… also lettered four years in track and three in basketball.
Personal – – Born 4/21/02… open major… parents are Wendy and Richard Black… high school coach was Terry Bahlmann.