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  David Tautofi
David Tautofi

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Palolo, HI

High School:
Kaimuki

Last College:
Fresno City College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 265

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
01/22/1981

UCLA — David figures to compete for playing time at left defensive end and could push Mat Ball for the starting job … Tautofi, a junior college transfer who joined the Bruin program in the Fall of 2001, is an athletic performer and plays with good pad leverage … He could also see action as a long snapper this season.

2002 — Appeared in 13 games off the bench and made five tackles, including two quarterback sacks … Also was a member of the field goal block unit on special teams … Saw the field for a season-high 22 plays in the game at San Diego State … Also played double-digit snaps versus Oregon State (12), Oregon (18), Stanford (11) and Washington State (11) … Had a season-high of two tackles in the bowl game win over New Mexico, both quarterback sacks … Had one tackle in the season-opener against Colorado State … Had one stop in the Oregon game … Credited with one tackle against USC.

2001 — Did not appear in a game in his first year in the program and has one season of eligibility remaining.

JUNIOR COLLEGE — Transferred to UCLA for the start of school in the Fall of 2001 from Fresno (CA) City College, where he enrolled in the Fall of 2000 … Named first-team all-conference and second-team JC Gridiron All-America … Selected to PrepStar Junior College All-America team … Helped team to 10-1 record … Made 52 tackles, including eight sacks and 17 tackles for loss … Also forced seven fumbles, recovered two fumbles and broke up four passes.

HIGH SCHOOL — Earned four letters in football as a wide receiver and linebacker for coach Fred Lee at Kaimuki High School in Honolulu, HI … Team captain for three seasons … All-league, all-city and all-state in 1998 and 1999 … Team won school’s first title in 1999 … Also earned three letters in basketball for coach Steven Lee … Two-year team captain … Team went to three straight State tournaments … Named Most Valuable Player on the 1998 team … Played one season of baseball for coach Hayashita … Pitched and played third base … Named first-team all-city and league.

PERSONAL — Full Name: David Fau Tautofi … Born: January 22, 1981 in American Samoa … Parents: Faufau and Siamalu Tautofi … Has six brothers, Darrell, Darren, Daniel, Dexter, Dominic and Desmond, and one sister Jazde … Cousin of All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau … Hobbies include playing music and fishing … History major.


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