Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020 . . . redshirted after seeing action in four games.
2020 – – Saw action in four games, recording one solo tackle and two assists, including a shared tackle for loss . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 49-7 win over Michigan State . . . saw first action of career in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . two tackles at Minnesota, including one solo tackle and one assist for first career statistics . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State as defense allowed just 62 net rushing yards . . . one assisted tackle at PSU, which was a tackle for loss . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin.
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 prep team reach state playoffs as a sophomore and junior, as team posted a three-year record of 29-4 . . . holds school record for career sacks (17.5) . . . team captain as a senior . . . also earned four letters 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.