Ahmad Black returns to Florida as student assistant

By Adam Silverstein
August 18, 2017
Ahmad Black returns to Florida as student assistant

Four months after officially retiring from an on-field playing career, former Florida Gators defensive back Ahmad Black is back at the school for two primary reasons. Not only is Black looking to earn his undergraduate degree, he’s considering a career as a football coach.

Black made the decision to return to school in April. At the time, he was unfamiliar with head coach Jim McElwain and defensive coordinator Randy Shannon. He told OnlyGators.com that a relationship with defensive line coach Chris Rumph helped facilitate this move.

Now he will spend most of his time at the facility helping along the defensive backs, presumably under new assistant Corey Bell, though he will help elsewhere as needed.

Black said he will also be taking classes towards completing his degree in family, youth and community service.

A former All-SEC First Team and Associated Press All-American Second Team selection, Black ended his career with the Gators in style with an 80-yard pick six against Penn State in the 2011 Outback Bowl. He was picked No. 151 overall in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and spent parts of three seasons with the team.

“He knows what it means to win,” McElwain said Friday when announcing Black’s spot on the staff.


  1. Ed says:

    Black was always a class act and one of the best surprises we got from Lakeland that year.

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