Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th Black College All-American Team.
During the month of February, (Black History Month) one member of the All-American team will be featured on the UrbanmediaToday.com website daily. Today we put the spot light on:
Tuskegee’s Osband Thompson: (2017 TAJT-10 Defensive Player of the Year)
#5 Senior Linebacker
(Miami Jackson High School)
#1 Nationally in HBCU Football in total Tackles (131)
#1 Nationally in HBCU Football Tackles pergame(11.9)
Week 11 Black College Football Player of the Year Spotlight: @TuskegeeUniv LB Osband Thompson recorded a game-high 14 tackles and 1 TFL in his team’s 13-6 @TheSIAC Championship win over @FVSU. Tuskegee claimed its 31st conference championship. pic.twitter.com/DLnNJLTzcG
— BlackCollegeFootball (@BCFHOF) November 13, 2017
This past season OJ finished with 131 tackles,6.5 Tackles for loss, four interceptions, four quarterback hurries and a number of forced fumbles and recovered fumbles. All of that meant that this young man was a problem for opposing offenses all season long. Thompson finished with at least 10 tackles in 8 games this season as he helped the Golden Tigers garner another Southern Intercollegiat Athletic Conference championship. The only dissappointment the SIAC defensive player of the year experienced this season was the Goldens not making it into the NCAA Division two playoffs despite winning the conference title and 9 win and 2 loss record. Below are just a few of the accolades garnered by “MyTimetoball” as he is known on Twitter.
2017 SIAC Defensive Player of the Year ( Also won the award in 2016)
2017 SBN Black College All-American Team (Three Time Member)
2017 BOXTOROW All American Team
2017 First Team American Coaches Association All-America Team (Only HBCU Player on this team)
— Tuskegee Athletics (@MyTUAthletics) December 6, 2017