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14 - Austin Tallant
Austin Tallant
Height: 5-10
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Alcoa, Tenn.
High School: Alcoa HS
Position: SS
gp 4
tk 22
sac 0.5
int 1
ffum -

One of the league's most experienced and feared defensive backs, Austin returns for his senior season as the starter at strong safety...has posted doublefigure tackles in 11 games...played in 33 games with 32 career starts...Austin was thrown into a key role in the first game of his true freshman season in 2011 at Big Ten foe Iowa and has not let up since...has logged three exceptional seasons in the secondary...has 251 career tackles, tops among all active players...post-season honors following his freshman season and pre-season nods in 2013...definite candidate for post-season honors...a real leader on the defense.

AT TECH (IN 2013): Austin started all 12 games in 2013 and continued to make a major impact on the Golden Eagle defense...ranked fourth on the team and 22nd in the conference with 65 total tackles...had two interceptions, one at Murray State and one at Wisconsin that resulted in an 11-yard return...posted a season-high nine tackles against both Indiana State and Jacksonville State...at No. 2 Eastern Illinois he posted six tackles, one tackle-for-loss and forced a fumble...also posted six tackles against Hampton and Southeast Missouri.

(IN 2012): Austin was the full-time starter for the Golden Eagles, appearing in 10 games...missed the Murray State game with an injury (who didn't?)...ranked second on the team with 94 total tackles, including 28 unassisted tackles...added 3.5 tackles-for-loss and forced one fumble...grabbed his first career interception in the game at Southeast Missouri...listed third in the OVC in tackles per game...had 11 stops against North Greenville...topped his previous career high with 17 tackles against Jacksonville State...had 17 more tackles the very next week against Eastern Kentucky...finished the year with three more double-figure tackle games, getting 10 each against Eastern Illinois, UT Martin and Austin Peay.

(IN 2011): Made an immediate impact for the Golden Eagles as a true freshman, stepping in for injured Marty Jones at Iowa, and proved to be a dominant defender...started every game but the first...totaled 92 tackles to lead the team, including 34 unassisted stops and a team-high 58 helpers...top performance came in the Golden Eagle playoff game against Central Arkansas during which he had career-best 16 total stops...recorded a forced fumble in the OVC title game against APSU on Nov. 19...had four pass breakups on the season...notched double-digit tackles in five of 11 games, including three consecutive double-digit efforts to close out the season...finished the season tied for fifth in the conference with an average of 8.4 tackles per game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Austin was a three-year starter for seven-time state champion Alcoa High School, capping his final season with all-state honors....two-time all-Blount County pick...all-district in 2010, helping post a 15-0 record and capture the Class 3A state crown in Tucker Stadium...in the 2010 East vs. West High School All-Star game, he was chosen the Defensive MVP after making 19 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, breaking up two passes and intercepting a pass...during the regular season, playing on defense in seven games he had 22 total tackles, four passes defended and one interception, in addition to returning a punt for a touchdown...during the TSSAA playoffs, he added 10 tackles, an interception and three passes defended.

PERSONAL: The son of Jim and Wendy Tallant...birthdate is February 4, 1993...full name is Jacob Austin Tallant...majoring in EXPW/fitness and wellness.

Recent Games
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 15 3
Assists 7 2
Tackles 22 5
Tackles per game 5.5 5.0
Sacks 0.5 -
Sack yards 4 -
Interceptions 1 1
Returned for touchdown 1 1
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 1 - - - - 0
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 1 - - - - 0
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 6 - - - - 1 - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 28 Ky. Christian W, 33-7 2 2 4 0.5 4 1 4 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Indiana St. L, 49-14 6 1 7 - - 1 5 - - - - - - 2 - -
Sep 20 at Tennessee St. L, 10-7 3 2 5 - - 0 - - - - 1 29 1 - - -
Sep 27 at UNI L, 50-7 4 2 6 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Murray St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at UT Martin   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Eastern Ky.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Jacksonville St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Eastern Ill.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southeast Mo. St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Chattanooga   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 4 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 1 - - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 1 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 4 - - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 1 - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 1 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 4 - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 1 - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 1 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 4 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 1 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 1 - - - - - - - 0
Away 3 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 1 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - 0

August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 4 - - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 1 - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 1 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 4 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 1 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -

Home 1 - - - - 0 .0
Away 3 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -

Wins 1 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 3 - - - - 0 .0

August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 6 1.5 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Conference 6 6.0 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Away 6 2.0 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 2.0 - - - - 1 - - - - -

August 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
September 6 2.0 - - - - 1 - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 4 15 7 22 5.5 0.5 4 2 9 - - - 1 29 2 -
Conference 1 3 2 5 5.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 29 - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 1 2 2 4 4.0 0.5 4 1 4 - - - - - - -
Away 3 13 5 18 6.0 - - 1 5 - - - 1 29 2 -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 1 2 2 4 4.0 0.5 4 1 4 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 13 5 18 6.0 - - 1 5 - - - 1 29 2 -

August 1 2 2 4 4.0 0.5 4 1 4 - - - - - - -
September 3 13 5 18 6.0 - - 1 5 - - - 1 29 2 -