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Josh Black
Player Profile:
Josh Black 1808977
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 225
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Sickles HS


Tackles: 4, at Syracuse (9/17/16)

Tackles for Loss: 1, 2X, last vs. Towson (9/3/16)

Sack: 1, 2X, last vs. Towson (9/3/16)

Forced Fumble: 1, vs. Towson (9/3/16)

2016: Saw action in seven games, totaling seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble... posted a career-high four tackles in a win at Syracuse (9/17)... finished with a sack and a forced fumble in the season-opening victory over Towson (9/3). 

2014: Saw action in five games and started the final game of the season vs. UCF (11/28) in his first season at USF…recorded seven tackles and a sack on the year…saw his first collegiate action at Cincinnati (10/24) and posted a sack in the game…played in the Bulls final five games…had three tackles vs. Houston (11/1) and UCF (11/28)…lettered.

SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Brian Turner at Sickles HS…named the Tampa Bay Times Defensive Player of the Year after posting 103 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 20 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2013 playing linebacker and defensive end…2013 first team Class 7A all-state selection and first team All-Hillsborough County…2013 Hillsborough County Defensive Player of the Year…first team Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast…ranked No. 25 on the Tampa Bay Times Home Team Top 25…helped the Gryphons to an 11-2 record, first district title and Class 7A region finals…posted 12 sacks and 30 quarterback pressures as a junior…led Sickles in sacks and quarterback pressures his last three seasons…rated a three-star recruit by and

PERSONAL: The son of Sharon Cook… has two older brothers, Isaac and Partheo, and an older sister, Selena… has three family members who played college football – Henry McCloud (Furman), Rhamik Wilson (Georgia) and Jarric McCall (Arizona)… also attended Tampa Tech… hobbies include playing sports and video games.


 Josh Black - Career Statistics
2014 5-1 5 2 7 1.0-10 1.0-10 - - - -
2016 7-0 5 2 7 1.5-5 1.5-5 - - 1 -
Totals 12-1 10 4 14 2.5-15 2.5-15 - - 1 -
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