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Ciron Qunadra Black (born October 29, 1986) is a former American football offensive tackle for the LSU Tigers. Black holds the LSU record for career starts at 53, and one off the all-time NCAA football record.

Ciron Black
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 32)
Tyler, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Tyler (TX) Lee
College:LSU
Undrafted:2010
Career highlights and awards

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Early yearsEdit

A native of Tyler, Texas, Black attended Robert E. Lee High School, where he was teammates with Matt Flynn, Justin Warren, and Brandon Pettigrew. As a senior, Black averaged four pancake blocks per game and was named first-team 5A all-state in Texas. Was a 3 year letterman in football and was a member of the baseball, track, and basketball teams.

Considered a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Black was listed as the No. 12 offensive guard prospect in the nation.[1] Scout.com rated Black as a four star prospect and the 31st best offensive tackle prospect in the nation.[2]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his initial year at LSU, Black started all 13 of the Tigers’ games at left tackle in 2006, succeeding Andrew Whitworth. Black and Whitworth were the only two players to play at left tackle for LSU between the 2002 season and 2009 season. He earned Freshman All-American honors by the Football Writers Association of American.[3] Still a starter in his sophomore year, he played all 14 games for the Tigers at left offensive tackle, while setting a school-record by playing 1,031 snaps from scrimmage in 2007. He earned second-team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches that year.

As a junior, Black ran his streak of consecutive starts at left tackle to 40 straight and was a second team All-SEC selection for the second straight year. He helped pave the way for an LSU team that ranked fourth in the SEC in rushing with 166.8 yards per game. In 2009, Black was listed at No. 4 on Rivals.com′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[4] He was also named to the 2009 Outland Trophy watch list.[5]

Professional careerEdit

2010 NFL DraftEdit

Black projected as a right tackle in the NFL. Black went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. Early reports claimed that Black had signed with the Steelers, but those reports were incorrect. He gave a statement in early May saying he would release an official statement concerning his football career in the near future.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
300 lb
(136 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
5.3 s 33 reps of 225 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rivals.com Offensive guards 2005". Rivals.com. January 18, 2005.
  2. ^ "Ciron Black Scout.com player profile". Scout.com. January 20, 2005.
  3. ^ "FWAA Freshman All-America Team", FWAA, January 8, 2007
  4. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings", Rivals.com
  5. ^ Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009), 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced, Football Writers Association of America
  6. ^ http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2010/04/lsu_football_offensive_lineman.html
  7. ^ "Ciron Black Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2010.

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