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Name: *Tuli Tuipulotu (+) Coming off Feb 2023 Hamstring
College: Southern California     Number: 49
Height: 6-3   Weight: 266
Position: DE  Pos2: DT
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2023

40 Low: 4.76
   40 Time: 4.86
  40 High: 4.97

> Projected Round: 2-3  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6030
Weight: 266

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Dates: 03/21/23
Hand: 10 1/8  Arm: 32 1/4
Wingspan: 77 7/8

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Weight: 266
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 Data Scout Notes: 2023: 01/03/23-Announced Early Entry into 2023 NFL Draft...**2022: DPOYC/WCamp1st/1stC/BednarikFinalist...NagurskiFinalist...PBednarik/PLombardi/POutland/PNagurski...2021: 1stC...2020: NAC



 *Tuli Tuipulotu, Southern California, Player News


  Southern California All-America defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu will enter the NFL draft. Tuipulotu, who led the FBS with 13 1/2 sacks as a junior, announced his decision on social media Tuesday. The 6-foot-4, 290 pound edge rusher had two tackles and one sack in the eighth-ranked Trojans' 46-45 loss to Tulane in the Cotton Bowl on Monday. He finished his college career with 21 sacks and 32 tackles for loss in 32 games. The younger brother of USC and Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu, Tuli impressed as a freshman during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season by getting two sacks and 2 1/2 tackles for loss in six games.

His last season was his best, with Tuipulotu finishing second nationally in tackles for loss with 22. The defensive equivalent to Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Caleb Williams, Tuipulotu's disruptive play helped a flawed defense lacking talent and depth - USC allowed 29.2 points per game and 6.5 yards per play - produce timely negative plays and takeaways. Tuipulotu received the Morris Trophy as the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12, an award voted on by players. He was also a finalist for the Bednarik and Nagurski Awards presented to the top defender in college football and the Lombardi Award for the top offensive or defensive lineman. Led by Williams and Tuipulotu, USC finished 11-3 and played in the Pac-12 title game and a New Year's Six bowl in coach Lincoln Riley's first season. The Trojans were 4-8 in 2021 when Clay Helton was fired as coach after two games. - AP College Football


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  Tuli Tuipulotu, the Pac-12's defensive player of the year, said he's still undecided on whether he'll declare for the draft. But the defensive lineman had no doubts about playing at least one more game for USC. "I'm for sure playing in the bowl game," Tuipulotu said. "Can't leave my brothers out there." After leading the nation in sacks (12.5), it's unlikely that Tuipulotu's draft stock would rise much higher with another season at USC. But he said he would weigh a return to USC against his NFL potential after the Trojans play Tulane in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2. "That's something I've got to consider," Tuipulotu said, when asked about the NFL. "But I'm just focusing on the game. When the time comes to make the decision, I'll make the decision." - Los Angeles Times

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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., USC,...Tuipulotu is the nation's third-leading sack man with 12.5 on the season (0.96 per game). He is also the Pac-12 leader and is sixth nationally with 1.6 tackles for loss per game (21.0 total). Tuipulotu's 12.5 sacks are the most in a single season at USC since Kenechi Udeze set the Trojans' record with 16.5 in 2003. Tuipulotu has recorded 44 tackles, 29 of them solo. He has tallied three pass breakups at the line, two quarterback hurries - one of which turned into an intentional grounding penalty for a safety against Colorado - and has collected forced two fumbles. - USC Football

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  2022 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: DL Tuli Tuipulotu, USC,...Tuipulotu's 12.5 sacks are the most in a single season at USC since Kenechi Udeze set the Trojans' record with 16.5 in 2003. Tuipulotu has recorded 44 tackles, 29 of them solo. He has tallied three pass breakups at the line, two quarterback hurries - one of which turned into an intentional grounding penalty for a safety against Colorado - and has collected forced two fumbles. - USC Football

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  2022 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD FINALIST (DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR): Tuipulotu is the nation's third-leading sack man with 12.5 on the season (0.96 per game). He is also the Pac-12 leader and is sixth nationally with 1.6 tackles for loss per game (21.0 total). Tuipulotu's 12.5 sacks are the most in a single season at USC since Kenechi Udeze set the Trojans' record with 16.5 in 2003. Tuipulotu has recorded 44 tackles, 29 of them solo. He has tallied three pass breakups at the line, two quarterback hurries - one of which turned into an intentional grounding penalty for a safety against Colorado - and has collected forced two fumbles. - USC Football

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  2022 PAC-12 PAT TILLMAN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, Jr., USC,...Tuipulotu becomes the second Trojan in the last three years to win this award (Talanoa Hufanga in 2020) and the ninth all-time since the Defensive Player of the Year became its own award in 1983...Back-to-back seasons as first team All-Pac-12...Leads the nation with 12.5 sacks this season, becoming just the third Trojan in the last 30 seasons to have at least 12 sacks in a season...Second in FBS with 21.0 TFL this season, the most by a Trojan since Kenechi Udeze had 26 in 2003...Finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award...Won Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week two times this season and the Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week four times to become the first player to ever win it four times in one season since the award was created in 2019. - Pac-12 Football

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  LSU moved up to fifth and Southern California was sixth Tuesday night in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU. The top four remained the same for the third straight week, but the teams chasing changed order after Tennessee lost to South Carolina last Saturday night. Two huge games this weekend could create more clarity. Michigan is at Ohio State on Saturday and USC hosts Notre Dame, which checked in at 15th in the selection committee's rankings.

There are two more rankings left. The final ones on Dec. 4 set the field for the College Football Playoff. The semifinals will be played Dec. 31 in the Peach and Fiesta bowls. The national championship game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Alabama was seventh, though the Crimson Tide don't seem to have a realistic route to make the College Football Playoff for the eight time in nine years. LSU and Georgia are already locked into the Southeastern Conference title game. Clemson came in at ninth and Tennessee fell to 10th. - AP College Football


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  NOV 21 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., DL, USC (Hawthorne, Calif.),...Collected 6 tackles with 1.5 for loss for 5 yards in USC's 48-45 victory over crosstown rival UCLA in the Rose Bowl...Finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award. By virtue of being named a Nagurski finalist, Tuipulotu will make the FWAA All-American First Team and will become USC's 171st All-American first teamer...Semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award...He is No. 3 in the nation in sacks (1.00) and leads the Pac-12 Conference. Tuipulotu's 11.5 sacks are the most in a single season at USC since Kenechi Udeze set the Trojans' record with 16.5 in 2003. He is also No. 4 in the nation in tackles for loss (1.7) and leads the Pac-12...Becomes the 1st player to win this honor 4 times in one season since the award was created prior to the 2019 season...Also nominated: Casey Rogers, DL, Oregon; Gabe Reid, DE, Utah; Ron Stone Jr, EDGE, Washington State; Cory Stover, OLB, Oregon State. - Pac-12 Football

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  2022 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY FINALIST: Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC (6-4, 290, Jr., Hawthorne, Calif.): Tuipulotu is the nation's second-leading sack man with 11.5 on the season (1.15 per game). He is also the Pac-12 leader and is fourth nationally with 1.8 tackles for loss per game (17.5 total). Those combine for 167 yards lost to opposing offenses. Tuipulotu's 11.5 sacks are the most in a single season at USC since Kenechi Udeze set the Trojans' record with 16.5 in 2003. Tuipulotu - pronounced TOO-ee-poo-LOE-too - is sixth on the team with 32 tackles, 23 of them solo. He has three pass breakups at the line, two quarterback hurries - one of which turned into an intentional grounding penalty for a safety against Colorado - and has forced two fumbles. Tuipulotu is USC's second Bronko Nagurski finalist and first in 14 seasons. The other came in 2008 and linebacker Rey Maualuga. As of today's announcement, Tuipulotu is USC's first FWAA All-American on defense since 2014 when defensive lineman Leonard Williams made the second team. - Football Writers Association of America

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  NOV 14 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., DL, USC (Hawthorne, Calif.),...Once again a defensive standout for the Trojans in their 55-17 victory over Colorado in the Coliseum on Friday night. He recorded 3 tackles, with 2.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. He also tallied 1 forced fumble and 1 pass breakup. Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist, Rotary Lombardi Semifinalist and Bednarik Award Semifinalist. On the season, Tuipulotu has 32 tackles (17.5 for loss with 11.5 sacks), 3 pass breakups, 2 quarterback hurries and 2 forced fumbles. 11.5 sacks this season are the most in a single season by a Trojan since Kenechi Udeze set the USC record with 16.5 sacks in the 2003 season. Leads the nation in sacks with 11.5 on the season (1.15 per game is 2nd in FBS). Tuipulotu now has 19.0 career sacks. Also nominated: Jacob Manu, LB, Arizona; Brennan Jackson, EDGE, Washington State; Simote Pepa, DT, Utah; Ryan Cooper Jr., DB, Oregon State. - Pac-12 Football

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  NOV 7 PAC-12 DEFENSE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., DL, USC (Hawthorne, Calif.),...Continued to be a disruptive force on the Trojan defensive line in USC's 41-35 victory over California. He recorded 4 tackles, with 2.5 for loss of 11 yards and 2 sacks for 10 yards...Now leads the nation in sacks with 9.0 on the season (1.00 per game). He is also currently No. 4 in the nation in tackles for loss with 1.7 per game, and leads the Pac-12 Conference in the stat...The Trojans' 8-1 start is USC's best since the 2008 team started 8-1 and went on to finish 12-1 and defeat Penn State in the Rose Bowl...3rd time this season winning the award, also claiming it in Week 2 and Week 6. Just the 2nd player to win this award 3 times in a season since it was created prior to the 2019 season. Washington's Zion Tupuola-Fetui earned it 3 straight weeks in the 2020 season. Also nominated: Jonah Eliss, DE, Utah; Brennan Jackson, EDGE, Washington State; Keyon Ware-Hudson, DT, Oregon. - Pac-12 Football

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  OCT 10 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER & DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., DL, USC (Hawthorne, Calif.),...Was a force to be reckoned with on the Trojan defensive line in USC's 30-14 victory over Washington State. Tuipulotu recorded 5 tackles with 4.0 for loss for 18 yards and 3.0 sacks for 17 yards...Had 2 sacks in 3 plays during the first quarter. He fell one short of tying the school record of 4 sacks in a game done 4 times (Marcus Cotton against Oregon State in 1987, Junior Seau against Oregon State in 1989, Tim Ryan against UCLA in 1989 and Lawrence Jackson against Arizona State in 2007)...5th consecutive game in which Tuipulotu had at least 1 tackle for loss, and he now has 12.5 tackles for loss on the season. Now leads the nation in sacks with 1.17 per game and is tied for No. 1 in the nation in tackles for loss with 2.1 per game.

USC held the Cougars to 14 points. The 14 points scored were a season-low for Washington State, and its fewest since scoring 13 in a 24-13 loss at Utah on Sept. 25, 2021. USC held Washington State scoreless in the first quarter (10-0), the 3rd time in 6 games holding the opponent scoreless in the first quarter...USC is 6-0 to start the season for the first time since starting 6-0 in the 2006 season...2nd time this season winning the Defensive Lineman award (Week 2) and first time winning Defensive Player. Last USC player to win Defensive Player of the Week was Talanoa Hufanga in Week 6 of 2020...Also nominated for Defense: Jordan Clark, DB, Arizona State; Darius Muasau, LB, UCLA; Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah; Jaxen Turner, S, Arizona; Bennett Williams, DB, Oregon; John McCartan, LB, Oregon State..Also nominated for Defensive Line: Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State; Tobin Phillips, DL, Stanford; Laiatu Latu, DL, UCLA; DJ Johnson, OLB, Oregon. - Pac-12 Football


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  SEPT 12 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., DL, USC (Hawthorne, Calif.),...Recorded 6 tackles, including 4 for loss for 19 yards (with 1 sack for 11 yards)...At the beginning of the third quarter, Tuipulotu broke up a pass from Stanford QB Tanner McKee intended for WR Michael Wilson. In the same quarter, he also forced a fumble by Stanford RB E.J. Smith which was recovered by fellow Trojan teammate DB Jacobe Covington for a turnover...First time winning this award and the third different Trojan to earn this since the award was created prior to the 2019 season. Tuli's older brother, Marlon Tuipulotu, took home the award in the first week of the 2020 season while Drake Jackson has won it twice, once in 2020 and again in 2021. Also nominated: Brennan Jackson, EDGE, Washington State; Hunter Echols, DE, Arizona; Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington; Casey Rogers, DT, Oregon; James Rawls, DL, Oregon State; Connor O'Toole, DE, Utah; Grayson Murphy, DL, UCLA. - Pac-12 Football

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  2022 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCHLIST: Tuli Tuipulotu, USC, Jr DT,...Tuipulotu proved to be one of the nation's top young defensive linemen as a sophomore starter in 2021. Overall in 2021 while starting all 12 games, he had 48 tackles, including 7.5 for losses of 42 yards (with a team-high 5.5 sacks for 39 yards), plus 2 deflections, 1 fumble recovery for a TD and 2 forced fumbles. - USC Football

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  2022 PRESEASON CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: Tuli Tuipulotu, USC, Junior DT,...Tuipulotu, a force to be reckoned with in the trenches, returns as a starter on the Trojan defensive line as a junior in 2022. He has 70 tackles, including 10 for losses (with 7.5 sacks), 2 deflections, a fumble recovery for a TD and 2 forced fumbles in his career while appearing in 18 games, with 15 starts. - USC Football

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  2022 PRESEASON OUTLAND TROPHY WATCHLIST: DT Tuli Tuipulotu, USC,...Tuipulotu proved to be one of the nation’s top young defensive linemen as a sophomore starter in 2021. Overall in 2021 while starting all 12 games, he had 48 tackles, including 7.5 for losses of 42 yards (with a team-high 5.5 sacks for 39 yards), plus 2 deflections, 1 fumble recovery for a TD and 2 forced fumbles. - USC Football

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  2022 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCHLIST: DT Tuli Tuipulotu, USC,...Tuipulotu has 70 tackles, including 10 for losses (with 7.5 sacks), 2 deflections, a fumble recovery for a TD and 2 forced fumbles in his career while appearing in 18 games, with 15 starts. - USC Football

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  While Marlon Tuipulotu was slated to step into a bigger role along USC's defensive line, Tuli Tuipulotu was set to step into his older brother's shadow. So far, both have impressed. Helton singled out Marlon as one of the standouts of Saturday's scrimmage, praising his leadership in the absence of All-Pac-12 defensive tackle Jay Tufele, who opted out of the season. The younger Tuipulotu, meanwhile, has had "one of the better camps of anybody on our team," Helton said. "He looks like a monster," Helton said of the freshman defensive end. "He's 275 but runs like he's 240 - I mean, great athleticism, has pass-rushing skills. Obviously, his older brother is on him every day making sure that he's doing right on and off the field, so he has a really bright future." - Los Angeles Times

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