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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Jacob Tauanuu San Diego State 2011 NFL Prospect
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Helix High
Last College: UAB
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 260
Position: Defensive Lineman
Returning starter and one of three seniors on the defensive line ... Ended 2010 spring drills behind classmate B.J. Williams at defensive end ... Sat out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Attended Grossmont College from 2005-07, before playing at UAB for one year ... Garnered MWC all-academic honors in 2009.
2009: Earned a starting spot at defensive end in 10 of 12 contests ... Made 23 tackles with five for a loss and two sacks ... Appeared in his first game in the Red & Black in the opener against UCLA ... Both of his stops vs. the Bruins were behind the line of scrimmage ... Also tallied a pass break-up ... Made good on his first career start, coming away with two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Southern Utah ... Starter again at Idaho, but had just one solo tackle ... Second start at Air Force ending up with a season-high six tackles and his second PBU ... Two solo efforts against NMSU and one vs. BYU ... Four tackles in the win over UNM with one for a loss ... Earned the start against TCU and made one stop ... Started and made two stops versus Wyoming ... Had one tackle in each of the final two games of the season.
2008: Redshirted after transferring from UAB. At UAB: Spent the 2007 season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, starting all 12 games for the Blazers ... Recorded 48 tackles and two sacks.
At Grossmont: Played at Grossmont Community College in El Cajon in 2006 ... Appeared in all 12 games, starting six ... Saw action at four positions (OLB, ILB, LS and FB). High School: Three-year letterwinner at Helix High School in La Mesa, Calif., graduating in 2005 ... A two-year captain who was named first-team all-CIF selection in 2004 ... Two-time all-league pick.
Personal: Born July 16, 1987, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Tisha Young and Tuuese Tauanuu ... Is a history major, who has earned SDSU scholar-athlete honors.