Entering his fourth year as a starter, Black has combined for 15.5 tackles for loss over his career, but almost half of that total came in 2009 (7.5), his freshman season.
Despite not receiving an offer from Brian Kelly and his hometown Cincinnati Bearcats out of high school, he received a scholarship from Indiana, the only non-MAC team to offer him.
After redshirting in 2008, Black earned a starting job as a freshman in 2009 (12 starts) and didn't disappoint with 29 tackles and career-bests in both tackles for loss (7.5) and sacks (1.5), earning numerous All-Freshman honors. He was used as more of a defensive tackle rotation in 2010 with only four starts, but started all 12 games again as a junior last season, setting a career-high with 47 stops.
Started all 12 of the team's games ... finished fourth on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss (27 yards), which ranked second among freshmen defensive tackles and shared third among all freshmen in the Big Ten ... closed out the season with 29 tackles, 14 solo, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... posted one sack and two TFLs in first collegiate game vs. Eastern Kentucky ... made four tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss at No. 23 Michigan ... collected four stops with one TFL vs. No. 9 Ohio State ... added one tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries at No. 7 Iowa ... recorded a half-sack, one fumble recovery and two tackles in victory over Illinois ... garnered a career-high six tackles at No. 19 Penn State.