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Matt Black
71   Matt Black

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Claremore, Okla.

High School:
Claremore HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300

Position:
Offensive Guard

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 31 career contests and has started 22 career games . . . 2003 ?? Was the starting right guard at the beginning of the 2003 season against Minnesota . . . suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener . . . received a medical hardship . . . a three-time all-WAC Academic selection . . . 2002 ?? Played in all 12 games . . . started all 12 games at right guard . . . played all 60 plays against Oklahoma and had 14 knockdowns . . . also played all 70 offensive plays a week later against Arkansas State . . . earned all-WAC Academic accolades . . . 2001 ?? Played in all 11 games, and started nine contests . . . had a high grade of 91-percent vs. UTEP, and also graded out at 90-percent against New Mexico State . . . had a season-best 12 knockdowns vs. UTEP, and added 11 against Hawaii . . . earned all-WAC Academic honors . . . 2000 ?? Was one of 11 true freshmen to earn a letter during the 2000 season . . . saw playing time on special teams, and had increased playing time as a reserve lineman as the season progressed . . . a very athletic lineman . . . has good strength which has allowed him to play early in his career . . . enjoyed a solid spring season.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Claremore High School . . . was a three-year starter at offensive guard . . . started his junior and senior seasons at defensive tackle . . . was a member of teams that compiled a three-year record of 25-9 . . . named to the Tulsa World Blue-Chip list as a senior . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Associated Press High School Football team . . . named first-team all-state by the Daily Oklahoman . . . selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team . . . was the District 5A-4 Lineman of the Year as a senior . . . earned Daily Oklahoman second-team all-state honors as a junior . . . high school coach Dennis Casey.

Personal: Lists his favorite NFL team as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . . . his favorite class at TU is Diplomatic History . . . favorite road stadium is Hawaii?s Aloha Stadium . . . favorite TV show is ?The Simpsons? . . . his favorite movie is Fight Club . . . his favorite athlete is NHL star Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils is his favorite pro sports team . . . his favorite food is prime rib . . . his dream as a child was to play professional baseball . . . has been named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll four times . . . parents are Dennis and Mary Black . . . majoring in history/education . . . born August 2, 1981 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.