Thursday, March 22, 2012

Marques Tuiasosopo Tight ends Coach

Tight Ends
1st Year
Alma Mater:
Washington '01

Mora Confirms Hiring of Five Assistant Football Coaches

Five coaches added to Mora's staff.

The Bruin Report for 12-24-11

The Bruin Report for 12-24-11 featured football guests Joseph Fauria, Kevin Prince, Marques Tuiasosopo and Jim Mora

Marques Tuiasosopo joined the Bruins staff as a full-time assistant in December of 2011. He was elevated to assistant coach for the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger bowl game and worked with the Bruin quarterbacks. He had previously been serving as an intern in the UCLA football office.

An outstanding quarterback at the University of Washington, he became the first player in NCAA history to pass for over 300 yards and run for 200 yards in a 1999 game versus Stanford (207r). He led the Huskies to the 2000 Pac-10 title and a trip to the 2001 Rose Bowl game. Washington defeated Purdue, 34-24, in the New Year's Classic and Tuiasosopo was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game. Tuiasosopo finished eighth in the voting for the 2000 Heisman Trophy. He was also selected as the Pac-10 Conference's Offensive Player of the Year and as the league first-team all-conference quarterback.

Tuiososopo served as team captain of the Huskies for his senior and junior seasons and started 27 games in his collegiate career. He finished his career with a Washington school record for total offense. He compiled 1,495 career rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns and passed for 5,879 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Tuiasosopo was then selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders and played in the NFL for eight seasons. He spent seven seasons with the Raiders (2001-2006, 2008) and one with the New York Jets (2007). He appeared in 13 games with the Raiders over the years while backing up Rich Gannon, Kerry Collins and Aaron Brooks.


PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's Degree from the Foster School of Business at Washington ('01); At UCLA: First year (joined the staff in December of 2011); Born: March 22, 1979. Family: Marques and his wife Lisa (a former volleyball player for North Carolina) have two sons, Brayden and Bryce, and are expecting a baby girl in June.

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