Washington: One of the nation's most versatile quarterbacks ... A solid candidate for post-season honors in 2000 ... is positioned to break the Huskies' all-time total offense records and several other rushing and passing marks ... expected to be a second-year captain for the Huskies ... excellent team leader ... has improved his passing abilities considerably over the past two years ... has been instrumental in Washington being an option-oriented running team ... hails from the same high school as fullback Pat Conniff ... younger brother, Zach, is a freshman on the Husky squad ... comes from an athletic family ... sister, Leslie, played for UW volleyball team that reached the final 16 of the 1997 NCAA Championships, and has trained with U.S. National team ... a member of Washington's Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
1999: Second-team All-Pac-10 selection...named the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year by the Tacoma News -Tribune...also tabbed first-team All-Pac-10 by that publication...named the All-Pac-10 quarterback by The Football News...team captain for the 1999 season...first Husky quarterback to start all 11 games in a season since Damon Huard in 1994...tied for the team lead with six rushing touchdowns...topped the squad by accounting for 18 total touchdowns (six rushing, 12 passing)...led the team in rushing attempts with 138...an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection...turned in one of the nation's top single-game performances when he totaled 509 yards of total offense in victory against Stanford...passed for 302 yards and rushed for 207 yards to become first Division I player ever to post a 300/200 game...both of those marks were career highs...his total offense (509 yards) set a UW school record and ranks as the fourth best day in Pac-10 history...the 207 rushing yards proved to be the second best total by a Pac-10 player during the 1999 season...picked up numerous national player of the week honors for his performance against Stanford...tabbed by USA Today.com, CNN-SI Online and U-Wire for weekly national awards...picked up Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors for play vs. Oregon and Stanford...had his best day passing the ball vs. Oregon when he completed 17 of 21 passes for 206 yards...threw for three TD passes (a career high) vs. the Ducks...was third in the Pac-10 with 201.9 passing yards per game...was the most accurate of the Pac-10's quarterbacks, completing 58 percent of his pass attempts...his 12 TD passes ranked fourth in the league...totaled the third highest passing yardage total (2221 yards) in the conference...his passing total ranks as the fifth best single-season total in UW history...became the first UW quarterback to post back-to-back 300-yard passing games since Sonny Sixkiller in 1970...finished second in the Pac-10 and 23rd in the nation in total offense with an average of 251.1 yards per game ...finished 10th in the Pac-10 in rushing by averaging 49.2 yards per game...his 541 rushing yards was the second highest total on the team and ranks as the second best single-season total by a UW quarterback...has rushed for almost as many scores (14) as he has passed for (17) during his career...only Oregon State quarterback Jonathan Smith had more offensive attempts (436) than Tuiasosopo (433)...set career high with 44 pass attempts vs. Air Force...also set career completions mark, with 22 vs. BYU...his 83-yard TD pass to Todd Elstrom vs. California ranks as the second longest pass play in UW history...rushed for two TDs vs. BYU and Stanford...attempted at least 20 passes in every game but one (Oregon State) ...threw for 200 or more yards seven times during the season, just one game short of the UW single-season record...set the UW single-season total offense record with 2762 yards...now ranks seventh on the Huskies' career total offense list with 4335 yards...needs just 1,478 yards as a senior to become the all-time leader.
1998: Named to the 1998 All-Samoan Football All-Star Squad along with teammate Mac Tuiaea ... completed 40 of 79 pass attempts for 484 yards ... threw touchdown passes vs. Arizona and Utah State ... long pass was a 51-yard completion to Dane Looker vs. Utah State ... top passing game was 194 yards vs. Utah State ... an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team ... started against Utah State and California when Brock Huard was forced out of the lineup with a shoulder injury ... led Washington to victories in both games ... carried the ball seven times for 70 yards and a touchdown against Arizona ... ran for two touchdowns in win against Utah State ... had 39-yard run for a touchdown against California ... rushed for two TDs vs. the Golden Bears ... had a 41-yard touchdown run against Oregon State ... 46-yard dash against BYU was longest UW rush of the season ... completed five of seven passes for 43 yards in Oahu Bowl ... threw an 11-yard TD pass in that game ... also rushed for one score vs. Air Force in bowl game.
1997: Became the first true freshman to start at quarterback at UW when he opened the Oregon game ... drew the starting assignment when Brock Huard was forced out of the lineup with an ankle injury ... first major playing time came in final three quarters vs. Nebraska when Huard was sidelined with an injury ... completed 12 of 22 passes for 270 yards against the Cornhuskers ... had a pair of TD passes in that game ... named team offensive MVP for performance vs. Cornhuskers ... passed for 261 yards vs. Oregon in starting assignment ... had a 42-yard TD run vs. the Ducks ... his 112 rushing yards ranked fourth on the team ... threw just one interception in 64 pass attempts ... ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in passing efficiency at 155.5 ... voted the Travis Spring Most Inspirational Freshman by his teammates ... one of 10 true freshmen to play during the season.
High School and Personal: Born March 22, 1979 ... parents are Manu and Tina ... has two younger brothers, a younger sister and older sister, Leslie, who was a member of the Husky volleyball team ... standout quarterback/defensive back ... selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington ... named the Player of the Year in Washington by the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... selected the Male Athlete of the Year by the Eastside (Bellevue) Journal ... featured as one of the top-25 high school football recruits in the nation by Sports Illustrated ... received eight votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" ranking ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" Team ... selected to Cal-Hi Sports All-America team as a multi-purpose player ... named a "Blue Chip" by the Seattle Times as one of the top five players in the state ...named to the Seattle Times All-State team as a junior and senior at defensive back ... outstanding prep athlete who lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Woodinville ... was a three-year starter in football, basketball and baseball ... led his team to a 10-1 finish and the quarterfinals of the state championships as a senior ... rushed for 1,045 yards (11.7 ypc.) and 19 TDs, completed 35 of 75 passes for 679 yards ... had four interceptions and two fumbles recoveries as a safety his senior season ... returned a fumble 95 yards for a score vs. Eastlake as a junior ... named to the All-State team by the Associated Press, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Times ... was an All-KingCo pick in basketball as a junior and senior ... one of only 20 high school baseball players from Oregon and Washington to be selected the past two seasons by the Seattle Mariners to compete in the Area Code Championships in Long Beach, Calif. ... was taken in the 28th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Minnesota Twins ... opted to forgo a pro baseball career to play football at UW ... father, Manu, was a defensive lineman at UCLA who earned first-team All-Pac-10 honor in 1976-78 and went on to play in the NFL for Seattle and San Francisco ... high school coach was Terry Agnew ... majoring in business.
Pass Attempts: 44 vs. Air Force, 1999
1999 Game-by-Game Passing
1998 Game-by-Game Passing
1997 Game-by-Game Passing
The Tuiasosopo Tree
Marques Tuiasosopo is just the latest in a long line of athletes from Tuiasosopo family. His father, Manu, is widely known for his eight-year NFL career and standout performances at UCLA. The list of family members related to Marques with college and professional backgrounds is extensive. Here's a look: