WASHINGTON, D.C.- Gallaudet University senior cornerback Tony Tatum (Gardendale, Ala.) was was named Special Teams Player of the Week for Division III by the Beyond Sports College Network (BSCN) website. This is the second time this season BSCN has honored Tatum, as he was named Defensive Player of the Week two weeks ago.
This is the second award for Tatum this week as he was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Special Team Player of the Week on Monday.
Tatum helped to lead Gallaudet to a 35-7 victory over Apprentice School last Saturdy in GU's home opener. Early in the second quarter, with the Bison holding on to a 7-0 lead, Tatum lined up on the GU 20 yard line to receive a punt after the Bison forced a three-and-out. After fielding the punt on the 25-yard line, he shook off two tacklers before racing up the sideline for the first punt return touchdown of his career and doubled the Bison's lead over the visiting Builders.
Tatum was also a force on defense as he picked off his fourth pass of the year and had a forced fumble that led to a defensive touchdown in a dominant all-around defensive effort by the Bison.
The Bison (2-1) return to the field riding a two-game winning streak when they welcome conference foe Anna Maria College (1-2) to Hotchkiss Field this Saturday, Sept. 29, at noon.
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