UNLV: A walk-on defensive lineman who will look to earn his first playing time in the fall ... The first player from the Reno area to be a member of the Rebel football team since McQueen HS grad Billy Cofer closed his college career in 2002.
2010: Member of squad but did not play. 2009: Redshirted season after walking onto squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Hug HS in Northern Nevada ... A three-year letterman for coach Rollin Stallworth ... Played at defensive tackle, linebacker and offensive line for the Hawks ... Totaled 42 tackles as a senior when he was named first team All-High Desert League and Northern 4A All-Region at both OG and DT ... Tabbed second team all-state at OL by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2008 ... A first-team all-league selection on offense as a junior and second-teamer as a sophomore ... Also threw the shot put and discuss for Hug.
PERSONAL: William Maealivaki Tupou was born on April 11, 1991, in Redwood City, CA ... The son of Afei and Vika Tupou ... Has an older brother, Andrew, and an older sister, Dinah ... Majoring in electrical engineering.