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Tatum Bethune

Tatum Bethune - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Redshirt Junior
Miami, Fla.
high school
Miami Central
other college


Appeared in all 13 games with 11 starts…recorded 84 tackles, including 9.5 for loss with 3.0 sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry…honorable mention All-ACC…Phil Steele third-team All-ACC…Monk Bonasorte Award winner…tackles and TFL totals ranked second on team and first among linebackers…made season-high 14 tackles, including career-high-tying 2.5 for loss, at No. 14 NC State…tackles total at Wolfpack was tied for highest single-game output in ACC during 2022 season…one of two ACC players with at least 14 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in one game in 2022…posted game-high 11 tackles, 0.5 for loss, in 45-38 victory vs. Florida…made career-high 1.5 sacks as part of four-tackle game in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…recorded 10 tackles and first career fumble recovery in 35-31 victory at Louisville…made seven solo tackles, 2.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, in 24-23 win vs. LSU…recorded four tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one pass breakup in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne…made four tackles in 44-14 win vs. Boston College…recorded six tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…had four tackles and one pass breakup vs. No. 4 Clemson…made five tackles in 45-3 victory at Miami…had four stops in 38-3 win at Syracuse…registered three tackles and one pass breakup in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…recorded eight tackles, 1.0 for loss with 0.5 sack, in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma.


Three-year contributor at UCF…recorded 185 tackles, 13.0 for loss with 4.5 sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and five quarterback hurries in 35 games with 17 starts…named second-team all-conference by Pro Football Focus and Phil Steele after junior season…started all 12 games he appeared and led Knights with 108 tackles, including 5.5 for loss with 2.0 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and three quarterback hurries…average of 9.0 tackles per game ranked second in AAC in 2021…registered 57 tackles, 7.0 for loss with 2.5 sacks, one interception, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry in 10 games during sophomore season…appeared in all 13 games as true freshman in 2019, recording 20 tackles, one forced fumble, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry on 10-3 team…made 80 tackles his senior season at Miami Central, including 24.0 for loss with 14.0 sacks, while helping lead Rockets to region final round of 6A state playoffs…selected to play in Miami-Dade All-Star Game.