Making the switch from baseball to football, where he will be a junior with two seasons of eligibility ... Slated to play in the defensive secondary.
2014 (Junior): Saw action in 31 games, eight as a starter ... Had just three hits on the season in 28 at bats ... Drove in a pair of runs.
2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in 40 games, including 21 starts ... started seven games in left field and 14 games in center field ... enjoyed three multi-hit games, including a 3-hit effort against Maine (2/23) ... had a pair of hits against Connecticut (3/3) and two hits in game two of a doubleheader vs. North Florida (5/5) ... batted .250 in A-Sun play.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 30 games for the Hatters, with 19 starts ... made appearances at second base and in the outfield ... first career-hit was an RBI double at Belmont (3/23) ... had multi-hit games against Jacksonville (4/06), Bethune-Cookman (4/24), and Florida State (5/08) ... in the game against Florida State, he went 4-for-4 at the plate ... finished the season with five doubles and two triples.
High School: Was a three-year letter winner in both baseball and football at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida ... Played both infield and outfield ... Was a first team All-Conference pick in baseball as a senior, setting a school record with 34 stolen bases ... Posted a .385 average as a senior with a .550 on-base percentage ... Had five triples and four doubles during the year ... Was a second team All-Conference pick in football as both a junior and senior and was named one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida.
Personal: Full name is Tanner Ryan Blackman ... Born December 11, 1991, in Orlando ... son of Huey and Karen Blackman ... Brother of former Stetson player Trey Blackman ... Has another brother, Teddy, who played at Coastal Carolina ... Youngest brother, Tate, attends Lake Brantley HS ... Business Administration major.