UNLV: The younger brother to former Rebel standout John Lotulelei, Tau Lotulelei (last name is pronounced "low-2-LAY-LAY) will see his first action this fall ... The high-motor defender was impressive during spring practice and enters the season as the team's projected starting middle linebacker ... Will wear the same jersey number (55) as his brother, who signed as a free agent with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.
2012: Redshirted season after walking on to the squad during preseason camp.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Maui High School in Kahului, HI ... A three-year letterman in football for coach David Bui ... Played linebacker, running back and strong safety for the Sabers ... Also a three-time letterwinner in wrestling ... Finished second in the state championship at 189 pounds as a senior ... Also a standout athlete in track and was a three-year letterwinner ... Named the Maui High School Boys Athlete of the Year as a senior.
PERSONAL: Tauhelotu T. Lotulelei was born Nov. 9, 1994 in Kihei, HI ... The son of Hanisi and Melelifi Lotulelei ... Older brother John was a standout linebacker at UNLV (2011-12) and eldest brother Saia is a star wrestler at York College in Nebraska.