J. T. "Blondy" Black

College Career

Mississippi State (1939-1942)

• Held a school record by running the 100 yard dash in 9.6 seconds (’41)

• Averaged 6.1 yards per carry during his varsity career

• 97 yard play from scrimmage and a 95 yard kick-off return (’42)

• Second Team All-SEC (’41, ‘42)

• Holds school record for the highest yards-per-rush average in a single game (19.5) and season (6.9) (’42)


Pro Career

Buffalo Bisons (1946)

Baltimore Colts (1947)


Did You Know?

Black played professional football under the assumed name of Mike Matiza while serving in the military during WWII.