Black, who is now 23 years old and has a height and weight listing at 6’3″ and 213 pounds respectively, went undrafted out of Texas in 2021 after having previously played at Michigan. In the Jets’ final game of the season, he made his debut in the National Football League by collecting one pass for 10 yards.
Black was recruited by Michigan as a four-star player straight out of high school, where he quickly took the team’s receiving yardage lead. Unfortunately, he had an injury that forced him to miss the rest of the season, and as a result, he finished the year with 11 receptions for 149 yards and a score.
During his sophomore season, he suffered additional injuries and was only able to record four receptions. However, during his junior year, he saw increased playing time and capitalized by catching 25 passes for 323 yards and a touchdown.
After completing his junior year, Black made the decision to transfer to Texas. He had two years of eligibility left after graduating and receiving a medical redshirt before making this move. However, he was only able to play for Texas for one season, during which he caught a total of 10 passes before deciding to sit out the final three games.
Will Tarik Black get drafted?
Black declared for the 2021 draft but was not given a scouting combine invitation, hence he was unable to be drafted. But after making some strong plays in the preseason, he signed with the Colts in May, and after the team made its final cuts, he was placed on the practice squad.