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Tyson Alualu biography

Date of birth : 1987-05-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, Defensive Tackle for the Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tyson Alualu is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Physical DT with high motor … Dominant run stuffer and has ability to play any position on DL … Became first player drafted by the Jaguars from the University of California … Was one of five defensive tackles taken in the first round and the third overall, behind Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy … Fourth defensive tackle drafted in first round by the Jaguars in franchise history and first since 2002 (John Henderson) … Became highest drafted player in Cal history since Andre Carter was taken with the seventh overall pick by San Francisco in 2001 … Is 24th player in school history to be selected in the first round and the school’s ninth top-10 pick … Played in 2010 Senior Bowl and recorded a sack .

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman, playing in 52 games with 40 starts … Never missed a game and started 39 consecutive games to complete his career … Played DE and DT in 3-4 scheme and showed ability to get to QB … Career totals include 195 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries … Added one INT, 11 QB pressures and one blocked kick … Returned INT for a TD against Arizona as a sophomore … Stopped rushers at line of scrimmage for no gain 26 times … Three-time winner of the Brick Muller Award as team’s most valuable defensive lineman … Signed with California prior to 2005 season but enrolled in January of 2006 … Majored in ethnic studies …

2009
Started all 13 games at LDE in 3-4 defense for the third consecutive season … Led All-Pac-10 linemen with career-high 65 tackles … First-team All-Pac 10 selection … Added a team-high 7.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss … Served as team captain … Had seven tackles at the line of scrimmage for no gain … Ranked seventh in the league with .58 sacks per game and 10th with .88 tackles for loss per game … Earned Brick Muller Award as team’s most valuable defensive lineman … Honored with Joe Roth Award given to the player that best exemplifies courage, attitude and sportsmanship … Part of defense that ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in rushing and 27th in nation, allowing 117.1 yards per game … Finished with two tackles for loss at Minnesota and at Oregon in back-to-back games …

2008
Started all 13 games … Posted 62 tackles, six sacks and 11 tackles for loss … The 62 tackles were the most by a Cal lineman since Duane Clemons had 82 in 1995 … Earned second-team All-Pac 10 honors … Ranked 11th in the Pac-10 in sacks … Served as defensive captain … Played major role on defense that ranked second in conference and 23rd nationally, allowing only 19.92 points per game … Anchored defense that ranked third in the league, allowing 122.2 rushing yards per game … Took down runners at line of scrimmage for no gain 10 times … Posted two sacks for minus 17 yards along with two passes defensed against UCLA … Registered 10-yard sack at Southern California … Recorded career-high 10 tackles including a sack and tackle for loss against Washington in regular season finale …

2007
Started all 13 games for the first time in his career, mainly at DE in 3-4 defense … Led DL with 52 tackles including 3.5 for loss … Added 2.5 sacks, one INT and team-high four fumble recoveries … Recorded nine tackles at line of scrimmage for no gain … Had two sacks at Colorado State in second game of the season … … Recovered first career fumble vs. Arizona and raced to the end zone for a TD … Recorded INT at Oregon in the fourth quarter to seal victory … Finished season with 20 tackles and two fumble recoveries in final three regular season games including a season-high eight tackles against Stanford …

2006
Appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman with one start … Ranked fourth on team with 16 tackles … Had season-high six tackles against UCLA … Made collegiate debut at Tennessee and posted two solo tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended St. Louis High School in Honolulu … School also produced current NFL players Olin Kreutz (Chicago), Dominic Raiola (Detroit) and former NFL running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala among others … Was two-time all-state selection by Honolulu Star Bulletin … Ranked as No. 2 player in state in 2005 by Rivals.com … Posted team-high seven sacks and 59 tackles as a senior .Named the Interscholastic League of Honolulu 2005 Defensive Player of the Year … Registered 14 tackles in two different games.

PERSONAL

Married (Desire) with son, Tyree, and daughter, Dereon … Parents are Ta’avao and Levaa’i Alualu … Has seven sisters: Taimane-Ruta, Tanya, Tasia, Tatiana, Timena, Trinity and Trust, and one brother, Tupu … Fourth member of his family to play college football. His uncle, Tupu Alualu played at Hawaii, cousin Ben Alualu played at Arizona and cousin, Tyrone Alualu, played at Laney College … Lives by the motto “God first, and everything else will fall into place” … Full name: Tyson Asi Alualu.


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