Brandon Tatum

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Brandon Tatum
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Tatum in 2018
Brandon Orlando Tatum

(1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 34)
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BA)
OccupationPolitical commentator, podcaster, youtuber
Political partyRepublican
MovementConservatism in the United States
Spouse(s)Corinne Tatum

Brandon Orlando Tatum is an American conservative political commentator, former police officer and former football player.

Early life and education[]

Born in Forth Worth, Texas, Tatum was an All-American football player in high school.[1] His father, Bobby Tatum, was a captain in the Fort Worth Fire Department.[1] His great uncle, Jack Tatum, was an Ohio State All-American, NFL All-Pro, and a Super Bowl champion with the Oakland Raiders.[1] Tatum was featured in the US-Army All-American Game, which showcases the top 78 high school football players in the nation.[1] Tatum committed to playing on a full athletic scholarship from the University of Arizona in 2004. Tatum played at Arizona for 5 years and entered the NFL Draft in 2010.[2]


Police officer[]

After going undrafted in the NFL Draft, Tatum became a police officer in Tucson, Arizona. He rose to prominence in early 2016 for a viral video which featured him at a campaign rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Following the rally, he said in the video that he felt unsafe because of those who protested against the event.[3] He went viral a second time in September 2017 for a video in which he expressed his opposition to players "taking the knee" during the national anthem at NFL football games.[4]

Political commentary[]

Tatum resigned from the Tucson Police Department in October 2017 to join Liftable Media — a conservative content producer that owns and operates The Western Journal and The Conservative Tribune. He then served as director of urban engagement for the conservative action group Turning Point USA, before founding his own media company in late 2019.[5]

He runs a successful YouTube channel called "The Officer Tatum"[6] with over 1.7 million subscribers.


  1. ^ a b c d "2008 Football Roster". ArizonaWildcats. 2008.
  2. ^ "Brandon Tatum, DS #44 FS, Arizona". draftscout. March 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Rikki, Mitchell (March 22, 2016). "Police officer's Donald Trump video goes viral". KGUN9.
  4. ^ "Tucson Police Officer's #Takeaknee Video Goes Viral". Arizona Independent News Network. September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Kasparak, Alex (June 17, 2020). "Ex-Cop Brandon Tatum's Success Doesn't Disprove White Privilege". Snopes.
  6. ^ Tatum, Brandon. "The Officer Tatum". YouTube. Retrieved April 1, 2021.

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