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Encyclopedia > Lofa Tatupu
Lofa Tatupu
Seattle SeahawksNo. 51
Middle linebacker
Date of birth: November 15, 1982 (1982-11-15) (age 25)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
National Football League debut
2005 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
College: Maine & Southern California
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
 Teams:
Career highlights and awards
Selected NFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
Tackles     335
Sacks     6.5
INTs     8
Stats at NFL.com

Mosiula Mea'alofa Tatupu (born November 15, 1982 in San Diego, California) is an American football linebacker for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... San Diego redirects here. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... UMO redirects here, but this abbreviation is also used informally to mean the Mozilla Add-ons website, formerly Mozilla Update Should not be confused with Université du Maine, in Le Mans, France The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ... For other uses, see Tackle. ... Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase. ... “Interception” redirects here. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... San Diego redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article relates to sports. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...

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College career

Tatupu was an All-American for the USC Trojans where he wore the number 58, which is now worn by another Samoan linebacker, Rey Maualuga. An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Trojan Shrine, Tommy Trojan. ... Rey Maualuga (January 20, 1987) is an american football middle linebacker. ...


Tatupu transferred to USC after spending his freshman year at the University of Maine. He started 25 games in two years for the Trojans as they won back-to-back national championships. He finished his USC career with 202 tackles, nine sacks, seven interceptions, three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, 18 pass deflections, and one touchdown. UMO redirects here, but this abbreviation is also used informally to mean the Mozilla Add-ons website, formerly Mozilla Update Should not be confused with Université du Maine, in Le Mans, France The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase. ... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... Look up fumble in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


NFL career

2005 NFL Draft

Tatupu was selected 45th overall in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ...

Pre-draft measureables
Wt 40y 20ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
238 lb* 4.83s* 4.18s* 7.32s* 35 in* 23*[1] 29*[2]

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Seattle Seahawks

As a rookie in 2005 Tatupu was named to the Pro Bowl, while leading the NFC Champion Seahawks in tackles, with 104. He also had four sacks and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in Seattle's 42-0 Monday Night Football victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. On December 2, 2007, he continued his success against the Philadelphia Eagles, intercepting three passes off of Eagles Quarterback A.J. Feely. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... National Football Conference logo. ... MNF redirects here. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


In Tatupu's first three seasons, he's led the Seahawks in tackles. He has been voted to the Pro Bowl every season he's been in the NFL: 2005, 2006 and 2007. Holmgren has said, "[Tatupu's] really the glue that holds our defense together. He's a very important player for us..."[citation needed] NFL redirects here. ... The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ...



The Seahawks signed Tatupu to a six-year contract extension through the year 2015. The deal is worth $42 million, with $18 million guaranteed alone in the years 2008-2010.


Personal

He is the son of former USC Trojan and New England Patriots fullback Mosi Tatupu. Lofa Tatupu was born in San Diego but raised in Plainville, Massachusetts. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... Mosiula Faasuka Tatupu (born April 26, 1955 in Pago Pago, American Samoa) is a former National Football League running back who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, in a fifteen-year career. ... Plainville is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


Played Quarterback in high school, graduating from King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, MA; graduating in 2001.


He has been nicknamed by Keith Olbermann, co-host of NBC's Football Night in America as "Loofah Tatupu", another of his swipes at Bill O'Reilly, whose The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel shares the same time slot as Olbermann's self-titled MSNBC news program, Countdown. Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator and radio sportscaster. ... This article is about the television network. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... An example of The OReilly Factors Talking Points Memo The OReilly Factor is an American talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill OReilly, who discusses current political and social issues with guests from opposing ends of the political spectrum. ... Fox News redirects here. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long nightly newscast on MSNBC which airs live at 8:00 p. ...


References


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News: Tatupu follows father to star with Trojans - OCRegister.com (1117 words)
Lofa Tatupu, left, transferred from Maine to USC, where the weather and the crowds are more to his liking.
Lofa had bigger dreams than spending the rest of his collegiate career playing in freezing weather in front of a handful of fans who would rather be watching hockey.
Lofa had to sit out a season after transferring, but a year ago, competing as a sophomore on a team that would go on to capture a co-national championship, he quickly asserted himself.
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