Black wound up showing everyone that sometimes those stats you can’t run away from are often wrong.
At 5-9 he was considered too small to be a top flight safety and with a 4.7 second forty-yard dash too slow to play cornerback.
Former Gators coach Urban Meyer said you couldn’t measure his heart, which allowed Black to turn himself into a unanimous All-SEC first team safety and second team All-American.
Now he turns to the next level and people are saying the same thing. But Black is not scared and certainly not worried about the naysayers. He has dealt with them before.
Despite his size, Black move to safety from a cornerback as a freshman and the rest is history. He started 39 games during his last three years topping it off with his 13th career interception in the Outback Bowl that nailed down the Gators win over Penn State and sent Meyer off into the sunset on a high note.