Ahmad Black
No. 43     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Lakeland, Florida
High School: Lakeland (FL)
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Debuted in 2011 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2011–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* SEC Championship (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     41
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     2

Ahmad Black (born December 12, 1989) is an American football safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for Florida.

Early yearsEdit

Black was born in Lakeland, Florida, and he attended Lawton Chiles Middle Academy and later Lakeland High School. As a sophomore playing for the Florida Class 5A high school football powerhouse Lakeland Dreadnaughts, he recorded 71 tackles and 10 interceptions, and 71 tackles with six interceptions and as a junior. As a Dreadnaught senior, Black recorded 82 tackles and four interceptions.

College careerEdit

Black received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played college football for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2007 to 2010.[1]

As a freshman, Black played in seven games as a cornerback for the Gators and recorded seven tackles. As a sophomore in 2008, Black started all 14 games at strong safety and made 59 tackles and seven interceptions for 191 return yards and two touchdowns. Black caught his seventh interception in the Gators' 24–14 win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game.

Following his senior season in 2010, he was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and received first-team All-American honors from and second-team honors from the Associated Press. To end his college career, he had two interceptions, returning one 80 yards for a touchdown against Penn State in the Outback Bowl, earning Player of the Game honors.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Black was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] He was cut on September 3, 2011, re-signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad two days later, and later activated to the active roster. As a rookie, he appeared in four games during the 2011 regular season, with five tackles and a recovered fumble.

Personal lifeEdit

On November 6, 2012, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Black was cited by police for possession of 20 grams of marijuana.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 68, 78, 88, 89, 94, 95, 97, 100, 103, 106, 116, 138, 144, 158–159, 165, 170, 176 (2012). Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  2. Black caps stellar career with game-winner
  3. Bucs Draft Ahmad Black In 5th Round
  4. "Buccaneers' Ahmad Black cited by police for marijuana". National Football League. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-11-06.

External links Edit

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