UNLV

55 Tau Lotulelei

  • Linebacker
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 6′1″
  • Weight: 220 lbs
UNLV: The younger brother to former Rebel standout John Lotulelei, Tau Lotulelei (last name is pronounced "low-2-LAY-LAY") will look to earn a starting spot as a sophomore this fall ... The high-motor defender is listed No. 1 at the weakside linebacker spot after spring practice ... Wears the same jersey number (55) as his brother, who is currently a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars ... Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List in the fall 2013 semester.

2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting five at linebacker ... Totaled 31 tackles, including 4.0 TFL ... Forced and recovered a fumble ... Posted a season-high seven takedowns in the win over San Diego State in Game 12 ... Finished with six tackles three times (Arizona, Western Illinois and North Texas).

2012: Redshirted season after walking onto the squad during preseason camp.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Maui HS in Kahului, HI ... A three-year letterman in football for coach David Bui ... Played linebacker, running back and strong safety for the Sabers ... Also a three-time letterwinner in wrestling ... Finished second in the state championship at 189 pounds as a senior ... A standout athlete in track and was a three-year letterwinner ... Named the Maui High School Boys Athlete of the Year as a senior.

PERSONAL: Tauhelotu T. Lotulelei was born Nov. 9, 1994, in Kihei, HI ... The son of Hanisi and Melelifi Lotulelei ... Older brother John was a standout linebacker at UNLV (2011-12) and eldest brother Saia was a star wrestler at York College in Nebraska ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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