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  Dustin Tatum

Dustin  Tatum

Player Profile


Lafayette, La.

High School:
St. Thomas More

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 181


2007: Played in 11 games ... Recorded 8 tackles, including 5 solo tackles ... Recorded career highs in total tackles with three and passes broken up with one against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 1).

2006: Played in 10 games, mostly on special teams ... Had two tackles ... Recorded his first career tackle in the season opener against UT-Martin ... Registered a solo tackle against Western Michigan.

2005: Appeared in the season opener against Northwestern.

2004: Contributed to scout team defense while being redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: An all-district and all-parish selection ... All-America selection by Prep Star and all-region by SuperPrep ... A member of the Louisiana Football Magazine's All-Defensive Team ... Credited with 91 tackles, five interceptions and 17 pass breakups during his career ... Had 45 stops and two interceptions as a senior ... Helped the Cougars to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs after a first-place finish in the district ... Earned three letters in both football and track.

PERSONAL: A sport industry major ... Son of Coy and Jerri Tatum ... Brother, Spencer, lettered for the Bobcats in 2002, 2004 and 2005.