A native of Arkansas, Tony Tatum was born with a mom, a dad, a brother, and a sister. He and his family moved to Alabama when he was the age of seven.
Tatum is a basketball player first, and a football player second. He didn’t first start playing football until his junior year of high school. That didn’t last long, however, as he broke his ankle. Tatum decided to stick to his first love of basketball.
“I was a defensive minded player on the basketball court. I wasn’t very good offensively in high school but I was a pretty good shutdown defender. So I focused on working real hard defensively,” said Tatum.
Up to this point in the article you may be thinking, Wow. He was a basketball player first and hasn’t played much football. But, he’s pretty good so that’s pretty cool. Well, that isn’t the only thing about Tony Tatum that separates him from other football players.
Tony Tatum, is also hearing impaired. Continue reading