Tyson Alualu: Player Profile

May 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Alualu was considered a top prospect as a prep and made an immediate impression upon arriving in the Pac-10.
He stepped into the rotation as a true freshman, playing in every game, earning his first start and finishing with 16 tackles on the year.
He began a streak of 38 consecutive starts as a true sophomore, leading the Golden Bears with 52 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
His career-high 62 tackles was the highest single-season total recorded by a Cal defensive lineman since current Washington Redskin Andre Carter posted 60 in 2000.
Despite facing constant double-teams, Alualu matched Carter's 60 as a senior, picking up 10 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks to finally earn a first-team All-Pac-10 recognition.
Quick, strong and passionate, Alualu's production is even more impressive considering he played defensive end in the 3-4 alignment — a position typically defined as a block-consuming, role-playing spot more than a stat-producing position.<...

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