Second-year member of the squad as a sophomore • will look to increase role with Blue Hen defensive secondary in a big way this fall • projected to take over starting cornerback spot with loss of 2013 starter Jordan Thomas • should also continue to contribute on special teams • outstanding athlete who has good speed, breaks off the ball well, has long arms, and a competitive spirit.
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.
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.
Roman Aundres Tatum, Jr. • born Sept. 6, 1994 • his aunt, Laverne Mitchell, is his guardian • has not declared a major at Delaware.
|| Tackles (Solo)
Tackles: 6 vs. Wagner, 2013