The Dallas Jackals obtained Jalen Tatum, along with Lui Sitama, from Rugby ATL for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season in exchange for salary cap space for Rugby ATL for 2022 and conditional cap space for 2023.
Rugby ATL had re-signed Jalen Tatum for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old-wing is 6’5″ and 245 lbs. He did not play in any regular-season matches in 2021 but played for Pathway 404, the team’s Academy team in 2020 and 2021.
Jalen was a crossover athlete who played lacrosse for 9 years by his senior year at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Following his graduation in 2016, he attended Kennesaw State University, graduating in 2020.
Jalen is relatively new to rugby having played it for the last three years. He signed with Pathway 404 in 2020 and started at openside flanker for both Black v Silver matches and in the team’s 51-0 with over Nola Gold Academy. This year, sees him converting to playing wing.
He played with the USA Rugby High-Performance Academy in Summer 2021.