Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#34 Brandon Tatum
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: Dunbar HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Arizona: 3L... Expected to play a role at free safety as fifth-year senior in 2009... Also trained at SS... Played in games against Washington, WSU and Oregon in 2008... Played in 10 games in 2007 as a backup... Finished with seven tackles, a career-high five of those coming against Washington State... Knocked down two passes, against NAU and WSU... Tatum was awarded a medical hardship year for 2006 after two early appearances against BYU and LSU... Had a tackle at Baton Rouge... Played in 2005 as a true freshman on special teams, with 11 games' experience... Four tackles on kicking units in `05...

Career Totals: 26 Games, 13 tackles, 2 PD

High School: Dunbar High, Fort Worth Texas, 2005... Tatum played safety and wide receiver in high school... SuperPrep All-America as No. 40 DB prospect, and All-Southwest, listed No. 32 in the region... PrepStar All-America and All-Midlands... Fine showing in 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio, for the top 78 players in nation... Fort Worth Star-Telegram all-region honors... Houston Chronicle state Top 100... Coaches 2004 All-District 8-4A No. 24 safety...Max Emfinger national top 20 free safety, 4.5 stars... Played at North Crowley as a freshman and sophomore...

Personal: Academic major is sociology... Son of Bobby Tatum of Forth Worth and Brenda Burleson of Arlington, Texas... Father is a Tarrant County College and Dallas Baptist University graduate (2000) and a captain in the Fort Worth Fire Department... Mom also attended Tarrant... His great uncle, Jack, was an Ohio State All-American and an All-Pro plus Super Bowl champion with the Oakland Raiders... Full name Brandon Orlando Tatum... Date of birth: April 22, 1987, in Fort Worth.