2016 NFL Draft
  C.J. Niusulu
C.J. Niusulu

Player Profile

Barstow, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280




UCLA -- C.J. is the veteran of the Bruin defensive line ... This true senior has the ability to dominate at his position ... He possesses good quickness and a wide body and plays with good pad leverage.

2004 -- C.J. was set to make the first start of his career in the season opener against Oklahoma State, but underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Sept. 1 ... He returned to limited duty just 10 days later at Illinois, playing about a dozen snaps ... He made his first career start at Washington and was credited with three tackles (two solos) while adding experience up front ... He served a one game suspension for a violation of athletic department policy against San Diego State ... He started against Arizona and was credited with two solo tackles ... He did not play at California due to a swollen left ankle ... He came off the bench at Arizona State and made three tackles (one solo), including one for a six-yard loss ... He started against Stanford and made three tackles, including 0.5 sacks ... Against Washington State, he made six tackles, including three solos, and a tackle for loss ... On his tackle for loss, he caused a fumble that Brigham Harwell recovered in the end zone for a touchdown ... He made one solo tackle at Oregon ... Against USC, he made four tackles (one solo) and broke up one pass ... In the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl, he made two tackles (one solo) ... On the year, he played in nine games (seven starts) and made 24 tackles, tied for second among the linemen.

2003 -- Appeared in all 13 games ... Played double-digit snaps in nine of those games, including 32 against Arizona State and 31 at Stanford ... On the year, he accounted for 26 tackles, including five tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks ... Credited with one tackle at Colorado ... Had two stops, including one tackle for loss against Illinois ... Made one tackle at Oklahoma ... Had one stop against Washington ... Recorded two stops, including 0.5 sacks, against Arizona State ... Totaled five tackles at Stanford, including one for loss ... Made six stops, including 2.5 for loss, in the game at Washington State ... Made one solo tackle at USC ... He made a career-high seven tackles in the bowl game against Fresno State.

2002 -- Saw action in five games as a true freshman ... C.J. was scheduled to redshirt until Rodney Leisle broke his foot in the year's fifth game ... On the year, he made three tackles, including two sacks ... Also credited with one pass break up ... Had two tackles in his first game action against Oregon (sixth game of the season), including one sack ... Had one stop in the game at Arizona, a quarterback sack ... Saw at least 15 plays in games against Oregon, Stanford, Washington and Arizona ... Served as a member of the field goal block unit on special teams during the season ... Forced to sit out the final three games of the season after an emergency appendicitis attack the week of the USC game.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Lettered four seasons in football for coach Dan Smith at Barstow, CA High School ... Four-star prospect by Max Emfinger ... No. 20 defensive tackle prospect by Max Emfinger ... Rated No. 19 defensive tackle in nation and four-star prospect by PacWest Football ... Rated No. 7 defensive tackle in West by PacWest Football.com ... PrepStar All-American and No. 8 defensive lineman in West ... Rated No. 44 player in Far West (CA/HI/NV) by SuperPrep ... Tom Lemming All-West team (No. 58) ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Second-team All-State (Cal Hi Sports) ... First-team All-State Medium Schools (Cal Hi Sports) ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section ... CIF-SS Division VIII Defensive Player of the Year ... All-CIF SS Division VIII first team ... First-team L.A. Times All-Desert Mountain ... Selected to play in the 2002 North-South Shrine All-Star game ... As a senior, he made 82 tackles (42 unassisted), including eight quarterback sacks, in just seven games due to an injured finger ... Forced six fumbles and recovered four ... Also played fullback in high school ... As a senior, he had 35 carries for 240 yards and four touchdowns ... Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 39 defensive lineman in nation and No. 29 player in Far West) ... As a junior, he rushed for 664 yards and eight touchdowns ... On defense, he accounted for 109 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, five deflected passes, five caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries ... Selected All-Desert Sky League as a junior and sophomore ... Also lettered four years in track and field for coach Duarte.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Coleone Julius Niusulu ... Born: June 17, 1984 in Honolulu, HI ... Parents: Taulago and Tulutulu Niusulu ... Has two brothers, Zachery and Jonas, and one sister, Dessarina ... Undeclared major.

Varsity Statistics - C.J. Niusulu































Career Statistics
Tackles: 7 vs. Fresno State, 2003