Tyler Black, a kicker and punter for GHS, was recently named a member of the VHSL Class 3A All-State Second Team as a punter.
Black signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Wake Forest University in December. He is ranked 19th in the nation by Kohl's Professional Football Camps and is a 5-star kicker and a 4.5-star punter. “Earning All-State honors is based on your performance on the field,” GHS Football Coach Alex Fruth said. “Tyler showed throughout this season and his career that he was deserving of this honor as he had one clutch kick after another.”
In 2022, Black earned first-team all-region and all-district kicker and punter. In 2021, he earned second-team all-state honors and first-team all-region honors as a kicker and second-team all-region honors as a punter. Black played in the Big River Rivalry game and is also a two-time state champion in the pole vault.
Thirty-two (32) players make up the first-team and second-team all-state. On offense: one quarterback; four linemen; one center; three running backs; three wide receivers; one tight end; one kicker; one kick returner; one all-purpose offensive player. On defense: three defensive linemen; two defensive ends; four linebackers; four defensive backs; one punter; one punt returner; one all-purpose defensive player.