|PERSONAL — Born Lavasier T. Tuinei on Sept. 29, 1990 in Westminister, Ind. Parents: Van and Jane Tuinei. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Hamilton Heights (Steve Stirn) 2008. Major: Business. Note: Father Van played 45 games in the NFL over four seasons with San Diego, Indianapolis and Chicago.|
2010 — Had four catches for 27 yards on win at ASU • His 12-yard catch vs. Portland State kept the Ducks' scoring drive alive as they converted a march with a quick TD just before the end of the first half • Made three catches for 45 yards, including his first career touchdown on a 29-yard grab in win at Tennessee • Had two receptions for 11 yards in win vs. New Mexico • Made two catches for 23 yards for the victorious White team in the Spring Game • Tied for the third-fastest among receivers in the electronic 40-yard dash with a time of 4.82.
2009 — After not benefitting from his first reception until the fourth game of the year, enjoyed his best game to date at Arizona, grabbing four passes for 60 yards • Included was a 37-yard catch that kept the Ducks’ second-quarter touchdown drive alive • Also put together a superb effort vs. USC, contributing four catches for 53 yards • Made three grabs the previous week at Washington • Led Oregon in receiving yards (30) in the Rose Bowl setback to Ohio State, completing his first season in Eugene as team’s third-leading receiver (24 catches, 217 yards) • Made his first catch in an Oregon uniform against Cal (1 catch for 1 yard) • Totaled 59 receiving yards from a team-high (tie) five catches, including a touchdown, for the Green squad in the Spring Game.
BEFORE OREGON — Ranked as the No. 8 junior college receiver by JCGridiron.com • Garnered three stars from Rivals.com • Tallied 41 catches for 680 yards and three touchdowns in his first and only season at Golden West, where he was teammates with fellow Oregon recruit Andrew Iupati • Lined up at WR and FS in a running offense for Hamilton Heights HS of the Mid-Indiana League • His first action of the season at Hamilton Heights (enrollment 745) came in the 3A semifinal against Rushville where he caught seven passes for 100 yards in a 20-19 win • Caught one ball for 21 yards in a 13-10 loss in the sectional championship game • Also played basketball in high school • Transferred from Noblesville (Ind.) HS after his junior season.