2014 - Did not see game action while rehabbing from injury.
2013 - Saw his first game action as a reserve lineman ... Credited with a tackle against New Mexico State ... Moved over to the offensive line midway through the season to help out in that area due to injuries.
2012 - Did not see game action after being injured during fall camp.
2011 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Rated No. 42 player in the CA/HI/NV area by SuperPrep ... Earned three stars from scout.com ... Ranked No. 61 among defensive ends by scout.com ... Earned three stars from ESPN.com ... Led his team to an 11-2 record and earned All-State and All-Region honors ... Made 70 tackles, including 15 sacks, despite playing just eight games due to a foot injury ... Saw action at defensive end, tight end and quarterback ... Had three sacks in the final five minutes of the Sunrise Region semifinals ... Team won the Southeast Division title ... As a junior, he made 40 tackles, including six sacks, passed for 588 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 119 yards and five scores.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Samuela Latu Tai ... Born: August 16, 1992 in Aurora, CO ... Parents: Taani and Debbie Tai ... Has one sister, Kiana, and two brothers, Albert and Toa ... Hobbies include listening to music ... Admires his cousins Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens and Fui Vakapuna of the Cincinnati Bengals ...Goal is to become a lawyer ... Earned a spot on the UCLA Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Spring 2012 and Winter 2014 ... Undeclared major.