University of Iowa Athletics

#94 Yahya Black

Height 6-5
Weight 315 lbs.
Class Jr.
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.

2023 – – Recorded a career-high seven tackles (four solo, three assists) in 31-0 loss at Penn State… had six tackles (two solo, four assists) in 41-10 win over Western Michigan… had three tackles (one solo, two assists) in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… collected three tackles (one solo, two assists) in 20-13 win at Iowa State… started at defensive tackle in first four games.

2022 – – Played in nine games, collecting three solo tackles and eight assists… had three tackles in 13-10 win at Minnesota, including one solo stop and two assists, along with one pass break-up… recorded one shared tackle for loss in 24-17 loss to Nebraska. . . had two tackles in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky, including one solo tackle and one assist, with a tackle for loss and QB sack.

2021 – – Played in all 14 games, collecting seven solo tackles and 11 assists… posted career-high four tackles in 24-14 win over Colorado State , including two solo stops and two assists… also recorded a forced fumble and one pass break-up… had three tackles in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State, including one solo stop and two assists… 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.