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Tarris Batiste
Player Profile:
Tarris Batiste 1081037
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Cartersville, Ga.
High School: Cass/Indiana State

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS:
• 2015 All-Sun Belt (first-team)
• AutoNation FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week (Dec. 7, 2015)
• Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 16, 2015 and Dec. 7, 2015)

AT GEORGIA STATE: All-conference safety and three-year starter on defense ... Played one season at outside linebacker (2013) before moving to safety for 2014 ... Transfer from Indiana State who enrolled at GSU for the 2013 spring semester and was eligible immediately.

Georgia State’s career leader in interceptions with five (tied with Brent McClendon) ... Ranks second in career tackles (263) and tackles for loss (21.5).

2015: First-team All-Sun Belt ... Two-time Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week ... Fourth in the Sun Belt with four interceptions, the Georgia State season record ... Second on the team with 100 tackles, the third-highest season total in GSU history. Ninth in Sun Belt with 7.7 tackles per game ... Also had six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and 6.5 TFL ... Key performer and leader on a Georgia State defense that was the most improved in the nation ... Helped the Panthers rank in the top four of the Sun Belt in scoring defense, total defense and rushing defense while improving by more than 120 yards per game against the run.

FWAA AutoNation National Defensive Player of the Week (Dec. 8) and Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week after recording eight tackles, two interceptions, two tackles for loss and forced fumble in 34-7, bowl-clinching win over Georgia Southern. Helped GSU defense hold Georgia Southern to a school-record 203 yards of total offense, including just 135 yards on the ground for the nation’s top rushing team.

Made 10 tackles with three tackles for loss at No. 12 Oregon ... School-record 17 tackles vs. Liberty. Also caused a fumble at the GSU 5-yard line that the Panthers recovered in the end zone ... Grabbed an interception and returned it 17 yards vs. App State.
Had 11 tackles, two pass breakups and a hurry to lead strong defensive effort in 31-19 win at Ball State ... Two key defensive plays vs. Ball State: Intercepted two-point conversion pass to keep GSU ahead by five points in fourth quarter. Then with GSU holding 24-19 lead in the four final minutes, he pressured the QB into an incompletion on third down from the BSU 26, forcing a punt, and two plays later, GSU scored the clinching touchdown ... Made nine tackles with one TFL and broke up a pass vs. UL Lafayette.

Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 23) after he had an interception, a pass breakup and three tackles to help GSU hold South Alabama to 10 points and 282 total yards. His fourth-quarter interception was the crucial defensive play in the game, coming with GSU leading 24-10 after USA drove for a third-and-six at the GSU 37 with six minutes to play.

 

2014: Starting safety who was the team’s third-leading tackler with 86 ... Third on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss, tied for second with three pass breakups ... Finished the season with 25 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss over the last two games ... Tied his career high with 13 tackles in season finale vs. Texas State, including two tackles for loss and a pass breakup ... Made 12 tackles with a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss at Clemson, including a fourth-down sack of Tiger QB Cole Stoudt ... Had 11 tackles and a pass breakup at South Alabama. Added nine tackles vs. Air Force ... Named to preseason All-Sun Belt third team by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ...

 

2013: Earned a starting role at outside linebacker in his first season at Georgia State after transferring from Indiana State .... Led the team and set the GSU season record with 9.5 tackles for loss ... Second on the squad with 77 tackles ... Also had an interception, a fumble recovery and a two pass breakups ... Made 22 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss over the final two games of the season ... Career high 13 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss in season finale vs. South Alabama ... Nine tackles with two tackles for loss one game earlier at Arkansas State ... Made seven tackles in three other games - West Virginia, Jacksonville State and Troy ... Opened the season with four tackles against Samford, including a tackle for loss on 4th-and-goal at the 1-yard line ... Credited with seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, vs. Jacksonville State ... Had an interception in the end zone and a fumble recovery to set up a touchdown, along with seven tackles, vs. Troy ... Made four tackles with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at No. 1 Alabama.

 

AT INDIANA STATE: Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and collected 24 tackles, three tackles for loss, one pass breakup and one forced fumble ... Played for head coach Trent Miles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter who played both receiver and safety at Cass High School in Cartersville, Ga. ... First-team all-county and second-team all-region (7-AAAA) ... Scored 17 touchdowns in his career, including 14 receiving, two punt returns and one interception return ... Caught 61 passes for 821 yards.

 

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