||Larry Black Jr.
2009 Honors: Earned a spot on the Sporting News freshman All-American and All-Big Ten teams ... CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention selection.
2009 (Freshman): Started all 12 of the team's games at defensive tackle ... 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 players in the Big Ten ... closed out the season with 29 tackles, 14 solo, 1.5 sacks (12 yards), 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 apiece in win over Western Michigan and at No. 7 Iowa ... also tallied two quarterback hurries against the Hawkeyes ... recorded a half-sack, one fumble recovery and two tackles in victory over Illinois and a half-tackle for loss and three stops in win at Akron ... garnered a career-high six tackles at No. 19 Penn State.
2008: Redshirted the 2008 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Wisconsin game.
Prep/Personal: 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 and led Wyoming to an 8-3 mark and an appearance in the state playoffs ... 55th-rated prospect in the state of Ohio by Scout.com ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... four-year letterwinner and honors student ... parents are Larry, Sr., and Tampala Black ... born on Dec. 1, 1989, Larry Black, Jr., is a recreational sport management major.