John Lotulelei

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John Lotulelei
No. 47 – Dallas Cowboys
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1991-12-04) December 4, 1991 (age 26)
Kihei, Hawaii
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Wailuku (HI) Baldwin
College: UNLV
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 12
Sacks: 0
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at

John Taufa Lotulelei (born December 4, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for UNLV. He is the cousin of Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who was drafted in the first round from University of Utah in the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On April 27, 2013, He signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.[2][3]

On October 2, 2013 Lotulelei was released by the Seahawks to make room for quarterback B. J. Daniels. Lotulelei made Seattle’s 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent from UNLV and had played in two games, making three tackles overall. Seattle paid Lotulelei a signing bonus of $25,000 last spring, the highest given to any undrafted free agent, and Lotulelei was an early training camp standout.[4]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On October 3, 2013, Lotulelei was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was waived/injured on August 2, 2014 and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. On August 3, 2014, he was placed on injured reserve. On October 10, 2015, he was waived. On October 12, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve. On October 16, 2015, he was waived from injured reserve.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On November 25, 2015, Lotulelei was signed to the Raiders' practice squad.[5] On December 23, 2015, the Oakland Raiders promoted Lotulelei to the 53 man roster and placed defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. on the Injured Reserve.[6]

On September 3, 2016, Lotulelei was released by the Raiders as part of final roster cuts.[7]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On January 3, 2017, Lotulelei signed a reserve/future contract with the Dallas Cowboys.[8] He was waived/injured on August 25, 2017 and placed on injured reserve.[9]


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