Started all 12 games ... collected 47 tackles and 1.5 sacks ... tied for third on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss (30 yards) ... recorded at least five stops in six games ... matched a career-high with six tackles in addition to a half-sack and one TFL at No. 4 Wisconsin ... made 1.5 tackles for loss with five stops against Penn State ... added five tackles with one TFL against Northwestern and Purdue ... registered one sack at Ohio State ... Ohio State game captain.
Played in all 12 games with four starts ... made 15 tackles with one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries ... blocked a field goal at No. 2 Ohio State ... opened season with two QB hurries and a half-TFL in win over Towson ... recorded sack against No. 15 Iowa.
Earned a spot on the Sporting News freshman All-America and All-Big Ten teams ... CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention selection.
Redshirted the 2008 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Wisconsin game.
Defensive tackle for head coach Bernie Barre at Wyoming High School ... all-state, all-city and first team all-league selection ... selected to play in the North-South Ohio All-Star Game and collected Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year honor ... team captain and MVP recorded 73 tackles in 2007 ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... four-year letterwinner and honor roll student.
Parents are Larry, Sr., and Tampala Black ... born on Dec. 1, 1989, Larry Black, Jr., is a recreational sport management major.