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Full Name: Lofa Tatupu Primary Position: LB
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/240 College: University of Southern California
Birthdate: November 15, 1982 High School: King Philip Regional (MA)
Birthplace: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Pro Experience: 2 years


Mosiula Mea'alofa Tatupu (born November 15, 1982 in Plainville, Massachusetts) is an American football linebacker for the NFL Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Tatupu attended King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Massachusetts. As a senior, he had 110 tackles as a linebacker. Additionally, he threw for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 450 yards and 5 touchdowns as a quarterback. He was an All-State pick as a senior; a Sun Chronicle All-Star as a junior and senior; an All-League pick as a junior and senior; and earned All-League Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.

College career

Tatupu was an All-American for the USC Trojans where he wore the number 58, which is now worn by another Samoan linebacker, Rey Maualuga.

Tatupu transferred to USC after spending freshman year at the University of Maine. He started 25 games in two years for the Trojans as they won back-to-back national championships. He finished his USC career with 202 tackles, nine sacks, seven interceptions, three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, 18 pass deflections, and one touchdown.

NFL career

2005 NFL Draft

Tatupu was selected 45th overall in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Pre-draft measureables
Wt 40y 20ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
238 lb* 4.83s* 4.18s* 7.32s* 35 in* 23*[1] 29*[2]

(* represents NFL Combine)

Seattle Seahawks

As a rookie in 2005, he was named to the Pro Bowl, while leading the NFC Champion Seahawks in tackles, with 104. He also had four sacks and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in Seattle's 42-0 Monday Night Football victory against the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]


He is the son of former USC Trojan and New England Patriots fullback Mosi Tatupu.

Scouting Report


Sack/Safety Stats

year team league games SK SFY
2005 SEA NFL 16 4 0
2006 SEA NFL 16 1.5 0
2 year NFL career 32 5.5 0

Interception Stats

year team league games INT YDS LNG TD
2005 SEA NFL 16 3 55 38t 1
2006 SEA NFL 16 1 19 19 0
2 year NFL career 32 4 74 0 1


See also