Changes in Josh Black’s life have led him to become a freshman starter for Syracuse football

Josh Black only started playing defense as a senior in high school. One year later, he’s a starting defensive end in a Power 5 conference.

When Kayton Samuels went down with an injury early in the third game of the season against South Florida, Josh Black was where he had been all season up to that point — waiting on the sidelines.

The freshman had yet to appear in a game. When the injury happened, he was put in a position he was waiting for, but one he wasn’t sure he’d get.

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