14 - Austin Tallant
Austin Tallant
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Alcoa, Tenn.
High School: Alcoa
Position: DB

BEFORE TECH: Austin was a three-year starter for seven-time state champion Alcoa High School, capping his final season with all-state honors. A two-time all-Blount County pick, he was all-district in 2010, helping post a 15-0 record and capture the Class 3A state crown in Tucker Stadium. In the 2010 East vs. West High School All-Star game, he was chosen the Defensive MVP after making 19 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, breaking up two passes and intercepting a pass. During the regular season, playing on defense in seven games he had 22 total tackles, four passes defended and one interception, in addition to returning a punt for a touchdown. During the TSSAA playoffs, he added 10 tackles, an interception and three passes defended.

PERSONAL: The son of Jim and Wendy Tallant...birthdate is February 4, 1993...full name is Jacob Austin Tallant...majoring in education.