2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, including taking over as a starter late in the year ... Joined the team in time for fall preseason camp ... Worked his way onto the depth chart after a solid camp effort ... Ranked third on the team with 60 total tackles, including 3 TFL ... Tied for the team high in tackles with 13 vs. No. 5 Boise State.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent two seasons with Merced (CA) College ... In 2010, he notched a team-high 84 total tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Totaled a team season-high 12 tackles against De Anza and was an All-Golden Gate Conference selection following his sophomore season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Baldwin HS in Wailuku, HI ... Was a three-year letterman for coach A.J. Rolos ... Helped lead the Bears to three Maui Interscholastic League championships as a linebacker and fullback ... Named the MIL Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season.
PERSONAL: John Taufa Lotulelei was born on Dec. 4, 1991, in Kihei, HI ... The son of Mele and Hanisi Lotulelei ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com
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