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#94 Yahya Black

Height 6-5
Weight 306 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Marshall, Minn.
High School Marshall
Yahya Black - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020 . . . redshirted after seeing action in four games.

2022 – – Listed as second team right defensive tackle following spring practice.

2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State as defense allowed just 87 net rushing yards, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense . . . one solo tackle and one pass break-up vs. Kent State . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense . . . career-high four tackles vs. CSU, including two solo stops and two assists . . . also recorded a forced fumble and one pass break-up . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw actopm in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . three tackles vs. PSU, including one solo stop and two assists . . . saw action in 24-7 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . three tackles at Wisconsin, including one solo tackle and two assists . . . saw action in 17-12 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . two tackles at Northwestern, including one solo stop and one assist . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . two tackles vs. Michigan, including one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky, recording two assisted tackles.

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.