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  Derek Tuimauga
Derek  Tuimauga

Player Profile

South Jordan, Utah

High School:
Bingham HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 316





Position Breakdown and 2013 Football Preview Part 1 - Offense

Talent runs deep on 2013 roster

UTAH: Hopes to find playing time on the offensive line as well as on special teams ... member of Utah's 2008 signing class went on a church mission after his first season, returning in the spring of 2013.
2013-Played in 12 games, mostly on special teams, but saw action on the line against Weber State ... participated in 32 plays with one cut and one knockdown against Weber State.
2009-Played in all 13 games mostly on special teams ... played 11 snaps on offense with one cut and one pancake.
2008-Redshirt ... made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 All-American ... two-time all-state and three-time all-conference ... No. 34 ranked prep offensive guard prospect in the nation and the No. 4 player at any position in the state of Utah according to scout.com ... Bingham High (Utah) team captain as a junior and senior ... lettered four years ... Bingham won three region titles and the 2006 state championship ... honor roll student ... sophomore class officer.

PERSONAL: Son of Gauula and Wilma Tuimauga ... two sisters ... first person in his family to go to college ... served a church mission in Minnesota ... economics major ... name is pronounced too-ee-maun (rhymes with down)-ga ... born Sept. 30, 1990 in Long Beach, Calif.

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