Falcons promote Abanikanda to area scout

Local product from Osborne High

Tukunbo "Tumbo" Abanikanda  was promoted to area scout by the Falcons on Monday, the team announced.

Abanikanda served as a scouting assistant during the 2012 season where his duties included day-to-day operations of the scouting department, draft board preparations, evaluations of college and pro players, and coordinating college and pro workouts and visits.

The team did not reveal what area Abanikanda will be responsible for.

Abanikanda is a native of Atlanta and played at Osborne High before playing collegiately at Southern Miss. After going undrafted, he attended Tampa Bay's rookie camp and had a tryout with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

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