2015 (Junior): Played all 13 games and started four as junior… Also regular on special teams… Totaled 43 tackles (35 solo, 3.5 for loss), one interception (nine-yard return), three PBUs and one hurry on season… Made first career start in season-opening win at SMU, made eight stops (five solo), interception and breakup… Had five tackles (four solo), including one-yard TFL, in win over Lamar in second game… Recorded three solo tackles and QB hurry in win over Rice in third game… Played primarily on special teams and as reserve over middle portion of season… Made six tackles (five solo, 0.5 for loss) and PBU vs. No. 12 Oklahoma in ninth game… Started three of final four games… Had five stops (four solo) as starter in win at No. 4 Oklahoma State in 10th game… Posted career-high 13 tackles (11 solo, two for loss of three yards) and PBU as starter vs. No. 15 TCU in 11th game.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in six of 13 games as reserve safety and on special teams for 2014 Big 12 champions… Totaled five tackles (four solo) on season… Played from scrimmage in two games and exclusively on special teams in four contests… Saw action at safety in win over Northwestern State in second game, tied career-high with three tackles (two solo)… Made two solo tackles as reserve safety in win at Buffalo in third game… Played season’s first four contests, only competed in two of final nine games (on special teams at West Virginia and vs. Kansas).
2013 (True Freshman): Played in nine of 13 games, one of five true freshmen to play in 2013… Played reserve safety and on special teams… Earned first career letter… Totaled six tackles (five solo), one interception and one breakup on season… Played snaps from scrimmage in seven games, and exclusively on special teams in two others… Saw action at safety in six of first seven games… Made collegiate debut and recorded first career tackle in season-opening win over Wofford… Made first career interception, returned 28 yards to opponent eight yard line, in fourth quarter and had one tackle in win over ULM in third game… Made season-high three tackles in win at Kansas in seventh game… Made solo tackle and PBU in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game.
High School: Defensive back at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas… Played under head coach Brian Basil at MHS… National position rankings among safeties: No. 46 by ESPN.com, No. 55 by 247Sports.com, No. 94 by Scout.com… Rated 41st overall recruit in state by Rivals.com… Other Texas top 100 listings: No. 54 by Dallas Morning News/SportsDay, No. 89 by SuperPrep… Rated seventh safety in state by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football… Sixth among defensive back prospects on Dallas Morning News/SportsDay’s Area Top 100… Led MacArthur to 7-4 record and 5A DI bi-district finals as senior… Totaled 75 tackles, four for loss, nine breakups and five forced fumbles as senior… Named first-team 2012 All-District 6-5A safety… Totaled 45 tackles as well as 124 yards rushing as junior in 2011… Named first-team 2011 All-District 6-5A safety as junior… Earned 2010 District 6-5A Defensive Sophomore of Year honors.
Personal: Son of Dakari Sells and Tiwana White... Full name is Taion Ahnimashaun Sells... Born Feb. 12, 1995, in Dallas... Uncle, Joe Walker, played football at Nebraska and played in NFL for Tennessee Titans in 2001 and Indianapolis Colts in 2002... Majoring in communication studies.