Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2021)
2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Marquis Black did not play in a game in 2022.
Black played in two games while utilizing his redshirt season in 2021. Black saw action on the defensive line in wins over Fordham and Buffalo.
2020 (Covid Season)
Black did not play in a game in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Eagle's Landing Christian Academy)
Black was one of the top defensive line recruits in the Southeast. Black was a three-year starter and four-time state champion for coach Jonathan Gess at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in Georgia. Black helped the Chargers to a 57-1 record during his career, as ELCA became the first football team in Georgia history to win five straight state championships.
As a senior, Black played a key role in the Chargers’ 14-1 record and a Class A Private state championship. A first-team all-district selection, Black entered his final game with 73 tackles, a team-leading 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and a pair of pass breakups. As a junior, Black was a second-team all-state pick.
Black was listed as one of the top 50 defensive tackles in the country and was regarded as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports. He chose Nebraska after receiving scholarship offers from more than a dozen other Power Five programs, including Arizona, Kansas State, Louisville, Michigan State, Tennessee and Virginia.
Marquis was born on July 9, 2001, and is the son of Ezra and Tomeka Black. He is a criminology and criminal justice major.
Honors & Awards