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#90 Taniela Tupou
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 282
Year: Junior
Hometown: Marysville, Wash.
High School: Archbishop Murphy
Experience: 2 Letters
2015 All-Pac-12 Second Team

2015:
Voted a team captain ... earned second-team All-Pac-12 ... started all 13 games on the defensive line ... four tackles at Boise State in the season opener ... two tackles, including a tackle for loss in the victory over Sacramento State ... preserved the UW shutout vs. the Hornets when he blocked a fourth-quarter field-goal attempt ... one tackle in a start vs. Utah State ... seven tackles, including one for a loss, vs. California ... had a tackle and recovered a fumble in the win at USC ... seven tackles, half of a tackle for loss, vs. Oregon ... one stop at Stanford ... three tackles in the victory over Arizona ... six tackles (all solo), two of them for a loss, plus a forced fumble against Utah ... two tackles at Arizona State ... one stop at Oregon State ... two tackles, one of them for a loss, vs. Southern Miss in the bowl game ... won the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Award, the UW's oldest and most prestigious team honor, at the postseason awards ceremony ... also won the Iron Husky Award for his efforts in the weight room.

2014: Played in all 14 games during the 2014 season ... career-high six tackles in the win at Hawai'i in the opener ... also had a tackle vs. EWU and in the win over lllinois ... one tackle vs. Georgia State ... had a tackle in the win at California ... two stops at Oregon and another two vs. Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl.

2013: Played in all 13 games ... won the defensive Weight Lifting Award at the team's postseason banquet ... had a tackle in the Boise State game ... also made a stop vs. Idaho State and another in the win over Arizona ... one tackle vs. Oregon ... one tackle at Arizona State and vs. Colorado ... made two tackles in Washington's win over BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.

2012:
Saw first college action in the Huskies win over Portland State ... also played a lot late in the win at California ... saw action at Colorado and at Washington State.

2011: Redshirted his true freshman season at the UW ... named a game captain for the game at Utah.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Associated Press 2A all-state first team as a defensive lineman and to the second team as a tight end ... made the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) in 2010 ... earned Cascade Conference Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Cascade at both tight end and defensive line as a senior ... named to the USA under-19 national team that played in the Team USA-Team World game ... played in the All-Polynesian All-America game after senior season ... helped lead Wildcats to a 13-1 overall record and a 7-0 league mark as a senior in 2010 ... Murphy advanced to 2A state title game before falling to Tumwater ... first-team Associated Press all-state defensive lineman as a junior ... also made Seattle Times "Star Times" all-area team as a junior ... led team to state semifinals as a junior ... ranked the No. 285 overall prospect (all positions) and the No. 30 defensive end in the nation by scout.com ... rated the No. 6 overall recruit in Washington and the No. 32 strongside defensive end in the country by rivals.com ... a PrepStar All-Region selection ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" list of top recruits in the West ... one of five seniors from the state named a "blue-chip prospect" by the Seattle Times ... an honorable mention "Northwest Nugget" from the News-Tribune ... played for coach Dave Ward.

Taniela Tupou's Career Statistics

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2012 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 13 4 4 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 14 6 8 14 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 13 27 10 37 5.5 1 1 1 1 1
TOTAL 46 37 22 59 5.5 1 1 1 1 1
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