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Taz

Bateman

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#8

Running Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
High School: Junipero Serra/Long Beach City

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

AT GEORGIA STATE: Versatile skill player with speed and explosiveness who has been hampered by injuries ... Played in just 11 games in three seasons but has 429 yards rushing on 103 carries and 13 receptions for 148 yards ... His 2017 season was cut short by a knee injury in Game 5 ... Also missed the 2016 season after suffering a knee injury on the first day of preseason camp ... Sat out six games in 2015 with a broken arm ... Enrolled for the summer 2015 after one season at Long Beach City College ... Changed to jersey No. 8 in 2016 after wearing No. 22 in 2015.

2017: Was off to a strong start before suffering a season-ending knee injury against ULM in Game 5 ... Rushed for a career-high 100 yards on a then school-record 29 carries at No. 5 Penn State. Also caught three passes and totalled 120 all-purpose yards ... Totalled 124 all-purpose yards vs. Tennessee State, including a 39-yard touchdown catch ... Had 100 all-purpose yards in win over ULM with 43 yards rushing on 10 carries and four reception for 55 yards..

2015: Made an impact at running back in his first year with the program, despite missing six games due to injury ... Was off to a great start before suffering a broken arm in Game 2 vs. New Mexico State. Missed six games ... Finished the season with 270 yards rushing and 11 receptions for 118 yards ... Averaged 5.1 yards per carry ... Scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving.

Caught a 24-yard touchdown pass vs. Charlotte in his GSU debut. Totalled 100 all-purpose yards with nine rushes for 63 yards and three catches for 37 yards ... Made an immediate impact in his return vs. Texas State (Game 9), rushing for 51 yards on eight carries, including a 5-yard touchdown run ... Rushed for 52 yards on 10 attempts and caught two passes in win over Troy ... Had a season-long 45-yard reception in win over Georgia Southern.

JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 161.7 all-purpose yards per game in one season at Long Beach (Calif.) City College … Played running back and rushed for 1,135 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 103.2 yards per game … Added 36 receptions for 452 yards and three scores … Also returned 16 punts for 130 yards, including one touchdown, and three kickoffs for 62 yards … Earned all-state honors for coach Brett Peabody ... Played at Junipero Serra High School, where he suffered an ankle injury as a senior in 2012 …Also attended Blair Academy prep school.

PERSONAL: Given name is Anterio DeAndre Bateman but goes by Taz ... Son of Tamara Latta ... Born April 30, 1995.

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