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T.J. Tauaalo
T.J.  Tauaalo
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Keller, TX

High School:
Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 298

Position:
DT


2016:
• Made 13 appearances for the Mean Green with 25 total tackles (18 solo), a sack, a forced fumble, a pass break-up and two tackles for loss
• Had three tackles on 12/27 vs. Army in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
• Recorded a tackle at UTEP in the regular season finale on 11/26
• Posted two tackles in the win on 11/19 vs. Southern Miss
• Made one tackle vs. La Tech on 11/5
• Had three stops on 10/29 at UTSA
• Posted a career-high six tackles in the win at Army on 10/22
• Recorded two stops on 10/8 in a win vs. Marshall
• Made four tackles, recorded his first sack of the season and also broke up a pass in the double OT win at Rice on 9/24

• Posted a tackle at No. 23 Florida on 9/17
• Recorded on tackle for loss on 9/10 vs. Bethune-Cookman

• Made his season debut vs. SMU on 9/3 with one tackle


2015:

• Played in all 12 games, totaling 27 tackles, including 13 solo, with 2.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and a fumble recovery
• Had a career game at Marshall, recording five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a 0.5 sack, the first of his career
• Also tallied 1.0 tackles for loss in the regular-season finale against UTEP

2014:

• Redshirted

High School:
• Was a Class 5A all-state honorable mention selection his senior season
• Named District 4-5A first-team as he racked up 94 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks and four forced fumbles
• Had 58 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four sacks as a junior
• Caused three fumbles and recovered one
• Named District 4-5A second team his junior season

North Texas Mean Green