Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Utes have firepower on offense, defense
Utes will hold 15 practices, spring game is Apr. 21
UTAH: Developed into an outstanding defensive tackle by his senior season.
2013- Played in 12 games with 11 starts ... 42 tackles included three tackles for loss (1.5 sacks) ... four pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... recovered two fumbles against Colorado, returning one 19 yards to the Utah 6-yard line to set up a touchdown in a 24-17 Utah win ... career-high seven tackles and a pass breakup vs. Oregon ... five tackles and two pass breakups vs. Washington State ... also had five tackles against UCLA and Stanford.
2012-Played in three games ... two tackles.
2011-Played in 10 games ... six total tackles.
2010-Participated on the scout teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state ... Dallas Morning News and Star Telegram Super Defense ... district Player of the Year ... first-team all-district two years ... Trinity High (Texas) team captain ... 83 tackles, 10 TFL, 12 sacks and seven forced fumbles as a senior in 2008 ... 78 tackles, five TFL, seven sacks and three forced fumbles in 2007 ... Trinity was the 2007 conference champion.
PERSONAL: Son of Lomanipau and Seini Tuipulotu ... one of 10 children (four brothers and five sisters) ... married (Jessica) with a son ... enjoys playing rugby and volleyball ... earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in fall of 2013 ... full name is Siosaia Lauti Tuipulotu (pronounced too-ee-poo-lo-too) ... born Aug. 3, 1990 in American Samoa.