Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) – Samford senior safety Jaquiski Tartt was
invited on Monday to become the first player in school history to play in the
This season’s college all-star game will be played on Jan. 24, 2015 at Ladd-
Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Tartt’s hometown.
“I was excited,” Tartt said of receiving the invitation. “I already knew I was
probably going to be invited, but it was exciting to officially get the
invitation. It’s a great feeling knowing I’m going to be able to go home and
play in my hometown.”
Tartt, a three-year starter at free safety, is a nominee for the Buck Buchanan
Award which honors the outstanding defensive player in the FCS. The 6-foot-1,
218-pounder made The Sports Network FCS All-America first team in 2012 and the
second team last year.