54 Nami Tuitu'u
Nami  Tuitu'u

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Mesa

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
DL

Experience:
HS


High School: Earned Arizona Class 6A first-team East Valley Conference honors at defensive tackle as a prep senior at Mesa (Ariz.) High School, as he recorded 66 tackles (45-solo, 21-assist), which included 2.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Also earned second-team all-region and honorable mention all-state honors at defensive tackle as a senior as he returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown... Was ranked as the 13th-best prep offensive lineman in the state of Arizona entering his senior season and earned first-team all-region honors at that position... Played in the Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii... Recorded 42 tackles (22-solo, 20-assist) during his junior season, which included 1.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss, to go along with one fumble recovery and seven quarterback hurries... Posted a season-high seven tackles against Red Mountain HS... Also returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown against Skyline HS... Added 22 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, including a season-high seven against Higley HS... A four-year starter and three-year captain... Was named his team’s Defensive MVP and Most Inspirational Player as a senior.

Personal: Son of Billy and Sa’ane Burton... Has two brothers and two sisters... Name is pronounced Nah-me Two-ee-two-ooh... His uncle Deuce Lutui played seven seasons in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, while his uncle Richard Tuitu’u played college football at Arizona State... Plans on majoring in psychology.
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