Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Second major award for Ute defensive tackle.
Ute DT makes prestigious team
DT and KR honored by Athlon Sports
Lotulelei, Dunn make first team; Brenner second team.
UTAH: First-team All-American and two-time first-team all-Pac-12 Conference defensive tackle ... only the second Utah defensive lineman ever to make the Associated Press All-America first team, he was also a first-team Walter Camp All-American ... 2011 Morris Trophy winner (awarded to the Pac-12's best defensive lineman by vote of the league's starting offensive linemen) ... started the last 28 games of his three-year career, including all 25 games from 2011-12 ... faced double or triple teams on virtually every play his last two seasons, when he recorded 20 of his 22.5 career tackles for loss ... 7.0 career sacks, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
2012-Made six All-America teams, including first-team A.P., Walter Camp, Athlon Sports and Scout.com/FoxSportsNext.com ... Phil Steele and CBSSports.com second-team All-American ... first-team all-Pac-12 Conference ... played and started in all 12 games at nose tackle ... 42 tackles included a team-high 11 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks ... also had four pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles ... led the Pac-12 in fumbles recovered (4) and fumble recoveries per game (0.33) ... season-high seven tackles against BYU included two pass breakups ... six tackles with two TFL (one sack) and a pass breakup against Colorado.
2011-First-team all-Pac-12 ... won the Morris Trophy as the league's best defensive lineman ... Most Valuable Lineman of the Sun Bowl ... started all 13 games at tackle ... 9.0 tackles for loss tied for second on the team ... 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one pass breakup, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... made six tackles and recovered a fumble in Utah's Sun Bowl win over Georgia Tech ... seven tackles against UCLA included an assisted TFL ... six tackles vs. Washington included 2.5 TFL ... five tackles against Arizona State ... two of three tackles against Colorado went for a loss (one sack) ... forced a fumble against BYU ... made a 17-yard reception on a fake punt play against Cal.
2010- Played in all 13 games, earning a starting job at tackle for the final three games of the regular season ... 21 total tackles with 2.5 TFL and a half sack ... five tackles and a half sack against San Jose State... four tackles vs. TCU included one TFL ... four tackles vs. Wyoming ... also made several cameo appearances at offensive guard.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Played for Snow College in 2008, making 52 tackles with 14 TFL, three sacks and one forced fumble ... also attended Snow in 2009 but did not play football ... prepped at Bingham High (Utah), where he was first-team all-state by both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News ... 72 tackles and seven sacks as a senior in 2007 ... Bingham went 14-0 and won the state title.
PERSONAL: Son of Star Lotulelei, Sr. ... wife Fuiva and daughters Arilani and Pesatina ... on track to complete his bachelor's degree in sociology this summer ... full name is Starlite Lotulelei (pronounced lo-too-leh-lay) ... born in Tonga on Dec. 20, 1989.