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 schools 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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