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NEW MEXICO: A talented athlete who made the switch from cornerback to safety in 2013 ... an instinctive player who brings a wealth of experience to the secondary as a senior in 2014 ... has excellent ball skills ... working on consistency to increase his playing time ... has the ability to play both nickel and cornerback ... went through the entire season for the first time in his career in 2013 ... playing time in 2012 was limited because of injuries ... played six games in 2011 before being sidelined by injuries ... a versatile talent who enrolled at UNM in January of 2011...did not play football in 2010 ... name is pronounced de-VON-tay ta-BAN-a.

2013 (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 12 games with one start against Fresno State ... finished with a career-high 25 tackles ... had a career-high seven tackle during his start against the Bulldogs ... had six tackles against New Mexico State ... also a solid contributor on the Lobo special teams.

 2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in four games ... finished with five tackles, including one for loss ... also had a fumble recovery.

 2011 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played six games with three starts before missing the last five games with knee and ankle injuries...made 13 tackles on the season ... had a career-high seven tackles against Texas Tech in week three in a reserve role.

HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive back, running back, quarterback, receiver, and he returned kicks and punts for head coach Chris Davidson in the fall of 2009 ... three-year starter and was named to the all-Prince George's County first team defense and Big School All-State second team defense as a senior ... missed a few games with a knee injury, but finished with four interceptions along with 639 yards passing and 323 rushing in 2009, helping Potomac (6-5) advance to the class 3A playoffs ... accounted for 62 percent of the Wolverines' offense as a junior, accumulating 1,441 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns ... also had 6 pass break-ups in 2008 ... standout sprinter for the track team, winning the PG County 55-meter title in 2008 ... reportedly timed at 4.41 in the 40 ... defensive back MVP at the Nike Virginia Camp in the summer of 2009 ... participated in the 2009 Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game ... named to the school Honor Roll.

 PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1992, in Washington, D.C. ... Full name is Devonta Desmond Tabannah ... son of Vaughn Patterson and Sherrondia Washington ... has an older brother, Deangelo, and younger sister, Devyne ... majoring in university studies.