42 Suli Tamaivena
Suli  Tamaivena


Kirkland, Wash.

High School:

Last College:
Mt. San Antonio JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230




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Junior College: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) first-team All-America honors, first-team all-Region III honors and was named the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) National Division Central Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year at linebacker as a sophomore at Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif., as he recorded 81 tackles, including 9.0 sacks and 20.0 tackles for loss, while adding one forced fumble and seven pass breakups during the 2015 season... Was also named the SCFA Central Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording 5.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss as part of his 16 total tackles, to go along with a forced fumble, two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries against Long Beach CC... Was also named the Player of the Game in the Patriotic Bowl after making a team-high 10 tackles, which included 2.0 sacks... As a freshman in 2014, he recorded 45 tackles, including 5.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss, while adding one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Was ranked as the No. 58 overall junior college prospect by Scout.com following his sophomore season.

High School: Prepped at Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash., and spent two years playing rugby following his high school career.

Personal: Son of Levi and Sera Tamaivena... Has a twin brother, Sitiveni, who is a linebacker at New Mexico... Father, Levi, was an national rugby star in Fiji...  Plans on majoring in sociology... Name is pronounced Sue-lee Tuh-my-ven-uh.
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