Tarell Basham



Experience: 7 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 29

Weight: 266 lbs

College: Ohio


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PRO: The Titans signed Tarell Basham prior to Week 14 of the 2022 campaign to add depth and experience to the outside linebackers corps. The 6-foot-4-inch, 266-pounder came to the Titans having collected 112 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and seven passes defensed during five NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts (2017-18), N.Y. Jets (2018-20), and Dallas Cowboys (2021). The Ohio University product originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (80th overall) of the Colts in the 2017 NFL Draft.

• In 2021, Basham set a career-high with 39 tackles and tied his career-high with 3.5 sacks with the Dallas Cowboys.
• In 2020, Basham saw action in all 16 games with a career-high nine starts for the N.Y. Jets and amassed 33 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

• When Basham attended Ohio University, he became the first member of his family to attend college.

• The Rocky Mount, Va., native was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round (80th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
• Waived by the Colts on Oct. 4, 2018.
• Claimed off waivers by the N.Y. Jets on Oct. 5, 2018.
• Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2021.
• Released by the Cowboys on Nov. 29, 2022.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Dec. 5, 2022.

• Started 37 of the 51 games he played at Ohio University, helping lead the Bobcats to three bowl game appearances and an appearance in the 2016 Mid-American Conference Championship Game.
• Totaled 158 tackles, 41.5 for loss, a school record 29.5 sacks, six breakups, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
• As a senior (2016), earned MAC Defensive Player of the Year after establishing a school record with 11.5 sacks, while posting 50 tackles, 16 stops for losses, two breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
• As a junior (2015), started 11 games, including the Camellia Bowl, and led the team with 5.5 sacks and 11 hurries while placing seventh on the squad with 43 tackles with 10 stops for losses.
• As a sophomore (2014), saw action in all 12 games with seven starts and posted 33 tackles, six for losses, five sacks, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
• As a true freshman (2013), saw action in all 13 games with five starts and paced the team with 7.5 sacks to go along with 32 tackles, 9.5 for losses, a pass breakup and two forced fumbles.
• Earned his degree in marketing from Ohio University.

• Was a four-year letterwinner at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Va., notching 16 sacks and 82 tackles throughout his prep career.
• Earned all-region honors as a senior and spent one year at Hargrove Military Academy after graduating from Franklin County.
• Has a daughter, Isley.
• Follow Basham on Twitter at @TarellBasham and Instagram at @king_rell10.
• Born Tarell Basham on March 18, 1994 in Rocky Mount, Va.