Avion Black
No. 89, 88
Position:Wide receiver,
Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1977-04-24) April 24, 1977 (age 46)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Maplewood Comprehensive
(Nashville, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee State (1996–1999)
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Expansion draft:2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:27
Games started:0
Receiving yards:142
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Avion Carlos Black (born April 24, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). Drafted by the Buffalo Bills fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Avion played two seasons in Buffalo (2000–2001) and one season with the Houston Texans (2002).[1][2][3]

Personal life

Avion is the elder of two children, born to Avion Carl Black and Dorothy Elizabeth Johns of Nashville, Tennessee. He has one sister, Carla Johns. Avion is married to the former Shakeyah Thompson. The couple have one son, AJ and one daughter, Kennedi.


  1. ^ "2000 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2252 ESPN
  3. ^ "Avion Black Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-12-30.