October 16, 2019

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55 Tau Lotulelei

  • Linebacker
  • Grade: Junior
  • Height: 6′1″
  • Weight: 220 lbs

Player Bio:
Lotulelei, Vea Earn Spot On Polynesian Player Of The Year Award Watch List

The pair of Rebels join five other players from Mountain West schools to garner a spot on the watch list.

Spring Practice Report: Linebackers Shine On Defense

The linebacking corps has anchored UNLV football's defense this spring.

Team Gray Gets By Team Scarlet 20-13 At Showcase

Spring practice is a wrap after big crowd watches Rebels scrimmage on campus.

Team Scarlet Downs Team Gray In Showcase

2013 spring practice draws to a close with annual on-campus football festival.

UNLV vs. Air Force

Football, USATSI Gallery -- 11/8/14

UNLV @ Utah State

USATSI Gallery -- 10/25/14

UNLV: The younger brother to former Rebel standout John Lotulelei, Tau Lotulelei (first name rhymes with “ow” and last name is pronounced “low-2-LAY-LAY”) is a team leader and returning starter at the weakside linebacker spot … The high-motor defender wears the same jersey number (55) as his brother, who is currently a member of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars … Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean’s Honor List in the fall 2013 semester.

2014: Started 10 of 13 games at linebacker and led the Rebel with 100 total tackles … His 10.5 TFL for a loss of 41 yards also led the team … The disruptive force posted his first three QB sacks and also forced two fumbles … His 7.7 tackles per game ranked ninth in the Mountain West … His 15 TT at Utah State on Oct. 25 were a career and single-game high for UNLV … Also added 11 takedowns at San Jose State on Oct. 4 … Had a trio of nine-tackle efforts (vs. Northern Colorado, vs. Fresno State and at Hawai’i).

2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting five at linebacker … Totaled 31 tackles, including 4.0 TFL … Forced and recovered a fumble … Posted a season-high seven takedowns in the win over San Diego State in Game 12 … Finished with six tackles three times (Arizona, Western Illinois and North Texas).

2012: Redshirted season after walking onto the squad during preseason camp.

Next Game: Football

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