2009: Suaesi (So-wes-EE) Tuimaunei (Two-ee-MAU-nay) is a likely starter at safety after being a key reserve the past two years ... much-needed experienced player in a young secondary. 2008: Suaesi started two games at safety ...15 tackles, including five in the season opener at Stanford. 2007: Played in all 13 games ... six tackles for the season, including career-high three vs. Idaho State. 2006: Redshirt.
KAHUKU: Four-year letterman as a free safety ... two-year team captain ... second team all-state as a senior ... helped the team to the 2005 state title and two junior varsity titles ... made the game clinching interception with 23 seconds left in the title contest ... lettered four years in track as a sprinter ... Jeremy Perry and Al Afalava are former prep teammates.
PERSONAL: Born in Molokai, Hawaii ... son of Fagaote Tuimaunei and Cindy Batham ... stepfather is Dave Betham and stepmother is Ambrosha Tuimaunei ... has 11 siblings ... chose OSU because "out of all the schools that were recruiting me I was very impressed with the coaching staff" ... majoring in sociology.