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HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Tajee Fullwood

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Wed. August 8, 2012 | John C. Cotey | Email

HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Tajee Fullwood

Today's HomeTeam 100 spotlight falls on Tampa Bay Tech's Tajee Fullwood, who comes in at No. 88 (see Nos. 81-90 here).

2011 stats: 644 yards passing, 690 rushing with 13 TDs

The breakdown: When Fullwood transferred  from East Bay, many thought TBT had solved a need at quarterback.

But the truth is, the Titans  solved their needs at cornerback … and wide receiver … and kick returner …

“He can play everything,” said  coach Jayson Roberts. “He was a full-time quarterback at East Bay, but we put him on defense, and he’s a great cover guy. He takes away half the field. He can play receiver. He’ll see time at quarterback. Tajee will be one of those guys who never leaves the field for us.”

Which is fine with Fullwood, whose full-time quarterbacking days may be behind him, even though his best football days are  ahead.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound junior is reveling in his new role as Mr. Versatile on a team that prides itself on, well,  its versatility.

“There’s a lot of us that can do a lot of things,” Fullwood said. “I see myself being a big impact on the team wherever they need me. … They feel like I’m an athlete, and a big part of the team. It’s good for me because the more things I’m doing, the more exposure I get. Colleges will see wherever they put me, I can do a good job at it.”

Asked if he was going to be starting at quarterback this year, or if it was time to  reclassify him as a cornerback or wide receiver,

Fullwood just grinned and shrugged.

“Athlete,” he said.


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