Saturday, August 4, 2012
Brandon Tuliaupupu UCLA Football
La Verne, CA
Height / Weight:
6-1 / 315
UCLA - Used his first season to improve his technique and strength and is ready to compete at nose tackle.
2011 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons as a right guard and defensive tackle at Claremont,CA HS for coach Mike Collins ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Earned three stars from rivals.com, scout.com and ESPN.com ... Rated among the top 100 players in California (No. 90) by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 52 nationally among defensive tackles by rivals.com and No. 77 by ESPN.com ... Rated No. 113 player in CA/HI/NV area by SuperPrep ... Named 1st team All-Inland Valley in 2011 ... Served as senior team captain ... First-team All-Sierra League ... Named team Lineman of the Year in all three seasons ... Had 63 tackles, 4 sacks as a senior ... Recorded 41 tackles and two sacks as a junior ... Also lettered three years in track and field (shot and discus) for coach Veronica Amarasekara.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Brandon Petoni Tuliaupupu ... Born: November 4, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA ... Parents: Tumusa and Tofoipupu Tuliaupupu ... Has two older brothers, Roketi and Taylor, and three older sisters, Olympia, Cierra and Tafaifa ... His uncle, Jesse Sapolu, played 13 seasons in the NFL for the 49ers ... Two uncles and an aunt attended UCLA ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as a come-from-behind upset win over Chino Hills HS in his senior season ... Lists NFL lineman Haloti Ngata as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, watching movies and playing video games ... Enjoys watching the Food Channel and likes to cook ... Interested in a business major.