3 Fun facts on new Philadelphia Eagles safety Jaquiski Tartt

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Jaquiski Tartt played at a small school… with James Bradberry.

Tartt played his college ball at Samford for the Bulldogs from 2010 to 2014. He and James Bradberry were teammates there.

Tartt took a redshirt as a freshman and eventually saw his first action in 2011. He earned a starting role as a redshirt sophomore in 2012 and remained a starter through his senior season, tallying 277 tackles and six interceptions for his career in Division I FCS’s Southern Conference.

Jaquiski Tartt is a late-bloomer that figures things out quickly.

You can call Jaquiski Tartt a late-bloomer if you want to. A basketball star at the prep level at his alma mater Davidson High School in Mobile, Alabama, Tarrt didn’t begin playing football until his senior year. That decision seems to have worked out for him.

A second-round selection during the 2015 NFL Draft by the Niners, Tartt has battled injuries. He’s never played a full slate of games in any season. Three of his seven seasons have ended with trips to the injured reserve, but he’s proven to be versatile when available.

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In 80 career games during the regular season with 64 starts, he’s tallied 367 total tackles, four sacks, four interceptions, 18 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. He’s added another 27 tackles and a sack in six career playoff games. The best part is this. He played every snap of the Niners’ playoff run this past season. He was also a part of the 2019-2020 squad that fought its way to the Super Bowl that season.