Nuʻu Tafisi

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Nuʻu Tafisi
No. 72  Seattle Seahawks
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-06-30) June 30, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Samoa
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: California
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2007
Tackles: --
Sacks: --
INTs: --
Stats at

Nu'u Tafisi (/ˈnʔ təˈfs/;[1] born June 30, 1981 in Samoa) is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at California.

High School and College Career[edit]

Tafisi attended East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a JC All American from the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Football Coaches Association and landed on JC Gridwire's All-America second team at Mt SAC where he was coached by Iona Uiagaleli. Despite being double- and triple-teamed all season, Tafisi corralled 59 tackles, including 16 sacks and 23 tackles for the club, which etched an 8-3 record in 2004.

He started 24 of 25 games in his two years at the University of California, Berkeley after transferring from Mt. San Antonio College. A second-team All-Pac-10 selection, Tafisi earned the team's Joe Roth Award (for courage, attitude and sportsmanship) in his senior year. He posted 32 tackles, 12 of which were solo, and 5.5 sacks in his final season. He debuted at Cal with 38 tackles, 30 of which were solo, and 3.5 sacks.


  1. ^ "Tafisi on Calbears.CSTV". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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