55 Anthony Bass
2014 All-OVC First Team
Major: Criminal Justice
2014 - Senior Season
Played in all 12 games, making 10 starts… Tallied 36 stops, including 12.5 tackles for loss… Notched seven sacks for minus-35 yards… Had five quarterback hurries and broke up three passes… Recorded an interception in the season opener against Edward Waters (Aug. 30), returning it 24 yards… Forced a fumble and scored a safety the following week at Alabama State (Sept. 6)... Blocked a kick in the season-finale at Murray State (Nov. 22)… Anchored the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game)… Helped TSU to a No. 4 FCS ranking in sacks per game (3.58)…
2013 - Junior Season
Named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year… Selected All-OVC First Team… Played in all 14 games, starting nine… Was ninth in the nation with 10 sacks… Made 34 tackles on the year, 18 solo… Recorded 14.5 tackles for loss for a total of -79 yards… Hurried the quarterback six time and broke up four passes… Had a season-high five stops against Jackson State (9/14)… Tallied two sacks and recovered a fumble versus JSU… Made season-bests 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks at Jacksonville State (10/12)… Forced a fumble against the Gamecocks and another versus Murray State (11/16)… Blocked a field goal at UT Martin and recorded a safety (10/19)… Recovered two fumbles, one against Jackson State and another versus Eastern Illinois (10/26)…
2012 - Sophomore Season
Saw action in all 11 games for TSU, starting the season finale at UT Martin... Recorded 13 solo tackles and 11 assists for a total of 24 on the year... Tallied 3.5 tackles for loss... Wrapped up the quarterback for a sack four times throughout the season... Had four quarterback hurries and broke up one pass... Collected a career-high seven stops at Southeast Missouri State (10/13)...
2011 - Freshman Season
Played in nine games for the Tigers as a defensive lineman. Participated in the following games: Southern, Jackson State, Murray State, Air Force, Southeast Missouri, Tennessee Tech, Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois. Collected five tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry...Registered a tackle-for-loss in games against Southern and Jackson State.
Graded out at 45 on College Football Recruiting... Played defensive end, linebacker and offensive guard helping lead Northeast HS to an 8-5 record... Senior season finished with 39 tackles (21 solo, 18 assists) and received an All-Region Honorable Mention... Named to All-Region team at the end of junior season.
Son of Anthony and Cassandra Bass...Born on Aug. 10, 1992 in Clarksville, Tenn.