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#90 Taniela Tupou
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 277
Year: Junior
Hometown: Marysville, Wash.
High School: Archbishop Murphy
Experience: 2 Letters

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.

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