Football

TajDodson

  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 203
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Union City, Ga.
  • High school Creekside

2021 – Sophomore
• Saw action in 11 games and totaled six tackles and a pass breakup
• Recorded a career-best two tackles at Louisville
• Got his first career PBU vs. New Mexico State

2020 – r-Freshman
• Played in five games and had two tackles
• Missed six games with injury
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• Had three total tackles in three games played
• Had a fumble recovery vs. Florida
• Mid-year enrollee

High School
• A consensus three-star recruit by all the major recruiting services
• Coached by Region 5-6A Coach of the Year Maurice Dixon
• Had 19 returns for 737 yards and two touchdowns, including a 92-yard score
• Named first-team All-Region 5-6A after totaling 86 tackles, 12 PBUs, two interceptions, one sack and once forced fumble in 2018
• Also had seven catches for 106 yards
• Excelled in track and fi eld, earning All-Region 1A State Track honors in 2016 and 2017 as a sprinter and high jumper
• Ran a personal best 10.78 in the 100-meter dash
• Chose UK over Syracuse, Louisville, and Ole Miss

Personal
• First name is pronounced the same as Taj Mahal
• Born in Atlanta, Georgia
• Son of Terika Dodson and Alex Chapman
• Siblings are India Paulk and Kyle Davis
• Member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity ember of Omega Psi Phi fraternity
• Major is communication

Taj Says
• He chose Kentucky because it’s a family vibe e chose Kentucky because it’s a family vibe
• One word to describe him on the ne word to describe him on the field is “calm”
• After his football career he would like to be a stock er his football career he would like to be a stock broker
• The three famous people he would invite to his fantasy dinner are Nipsey Hussle, Kobe Bryant, and Donald Trump
• If he could create a holiday he would call it f he could create a holiday he would call it “National Chicken Wing Day” and everyone would get free chicken wings

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