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Fenuki Tupou
T #72
Height:
6-5
Weight:
323
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.
Experience:
2

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NFL CAREER – A fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, Tupou (fen-OO-key TWO-poe) spent the second half of 2011 on the Saints practice squad. As a rookie, he was sidelined on injured reserve with a chest injury and on his second season, he was a member of the Eagles practice roster. Tupou will compete in training camp for a roster spot

NFL CAREER – A fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, Tupou (fen-OO-key TWO-poe) spent the second half of 2011 on the Saints practice squad. As a rookie, he was sidelined on injured reserve with a chest injury and on his second season, he was a member of the Eagles practice roster. Tupou will compete in training camp for a roster spot.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans to reserve/futures contract, 1/18/12; Signed to New Orleans practice squad, 10/5/11; Waived by Philadelphia, 9/3/11; Signed by Philadelphia to reserve/futures contract, 1/13/11; Signed to Philadelphia practice squad, 9/13/10; Waived by Philadelphia, 9/4/10; Placed by Philadelphia on Injured Reserve, 9/5/09; Signed by Philadelphia to a four-year contract, 6/6/09; A fifth round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles (159th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

2011 – Spent the final two and a half months on the Saints practice squad after being waived by Philadelphia following the preseason.  2010 – Spent season on Philadelphia practice squad. 2009 – Spent season on Philadelphia’s injured reserve list after suffering a preseason chest injury.

COLLEGE – Two-time All-Pac 10 selection, started 22 of 24 games at Oregon, registering 159 knockdowns, 25 touchdown-resulting blocks and 11 downfield blocks…Penalized only once in two seasons as a starter…Allowed only two QB pressures and 2.5 sacks on 786 pass plays…Earned third-team All-America honors and first-team All-Pac 10 after starting at LT in all 12 games as a senior in 2008…Anchored a line that ranked second in the nation in rushing (280.1 ypg.)…A second-team All-Pac 10 selection in his first year as a starter in 2007…Part of an offense that led conference in yards per game (467.5) and ranked 12th in nation in scoring (38.2 ppg.)…A two-time All-Mid Empire conference selection at Sierra College from 2004-05…Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

PERSONAL – Parents: Mele (mother) and Tevita Kulu Tupou (father)…Mele is a tax technician and Tevita works as an electrician for a LDS Church…One of six children with four brothers and one sister…One younger brother, Sitani, played DT at Western Oregon, and the other, Christian, played DT at the University of Southern California…Comes from a Polynesian background…Enjoys Tongan food…Attended Center (Antelope, Calif.) HS, where he lined up at QB, DE, TE, and DT…Also lettered in rugby and track…Hopes to become a civil attorney following playing career…Born May 2, 1985 in Sacramento, Calif.

Recent Videos

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    (01:10) Posted Nov 25, 2014

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    (01:42) Posted Nov 25, 2014

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    (00:03:04:05) By NFL.com - Posted Nov 25, 2014

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