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9 Roman Tatum

AT DELAWARE
Played two seasons as a defensive back • dismissed from UD in spring, 2015 • played in 24 career games with one start and recorded 65 tackles and seven pass breakups • outstanding athlete with good speed, breaks off the ball well, has long arms, and a competitive spirit.

2014 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
Played in 12 games with one start as a cornerback • also a top special teams player • ranked ninth on the team with 39 tackles (22 solo) • also had five pass breakups • had season-high six tackles each vs. Delaware State and Towson.

2013 SEASON
One of just three true freshmen to see action on the defensive side of the ball • showed great promise as a backup cornerback and special teams player • saw action in all 12 games as a backup • team's leading tackler among freshmen with 26 stops, including 17 solo tackles • also had two pass breakups • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Maine • recorded a career-high six tackles in win over Wagner • also registered four tackles against Maine and three vs. Richmond.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at West Orange High School for head coach Bob Head • enjoyed an outstanding final two seasons of his high school career at West Orange • collected 113 tackles, intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown, defended 26 total passes, and had three sacks • also recorded 243 all-purpose yards on offense • earned first team all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior • named to Coastal Florida Super 60 team • led team to 8-3 record his junior year • also played basketball, soccer, and track at West Orange High School.

PERSONAL
Roman Aundres Tatum, Jr. • born Sept. 6, 1994 • his aunt, Laverne Mitchell and Mary Coates are his guardians • business management and finance major at Delaware.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2014 12/1 39 (22) 0/0 0/0 0/5
2013 12/0 26 (17) 0/0
0/0
0/2
TOTALS 24/1 65 (39)
0/0
0/0
0/7

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 vs. Wagner, 2013; vs. Delaware State, Towson, 2014

Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Winter Gardens, Fla.
High School: West Orange
Major: Business Management/Finance
Experience: 1 Letter
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