Published on May 2, 2015 by Joey Mullins  
Jaquiski Tartt in uniform

Samford University's Jaquiski Tartt made history May 1 when he became the highest Bulldog football player ever taken in the National Football League draft. Tartt was selected in the 2nd round by the San Francisco 49ers.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.